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A home away from home


A home away from home

A safe and supportive living environment underpinned by respect.

At Rosevear we are striving to be one of the world’s best boarding experiences. Our team work with students and parents to create a dynamic and progressive community. We value authentic, trusting and respectful relationships. A personal approach enables each child to be happy and supported to pursue their passions and achieve their potential. We provide a safe and supportive living environment underpinned by respect.

Boarders at Scotch College play a vital role in our community, with students from around Australia and all around the globe. There are 108 Boarders living in our uniquely co-ed Boarding house, which helps to make our family environment authentic, with brothers and sisters being cared for by the same team of staff.


Our Programs

All boarders are provided with numerous opportunities to develop their life skills. Our healthy bodies program held weekday mornings includes running, gym, walking, yoga and swimming. Most days, boarders engage with the strong co-curricular activities offered by the school in the sports, performing arts, oratory, new arts, STEM and Entrepreneurship programs. Rosevear Boarders run their own business, successfully making and selling pizzas on special occasions.

On weekends activities are offered which range from Go Karting, Horse Riding, Bowling, Laser Skirmish, Paintballing, Socials with other schools, Adventure Rooms just to name a few. Our Activities coordinator also organises activities during the week after homework time which include sporting tournaments, cooking and quiz nights.

Throughout the year other Enhancement Activities are offered such as First Aid, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Defensive Driving and Boat Licence. These are designed for the boarders to gain qualifications and enhance their employability skills.

Some boarders choose to pursue part time employment. We aim to replicate the opportunities that a typical Adelaide teenager may have available to them. We support the Scotch Presents speaker series and also invite guests to talk with our community about matters of importance. 

Strong Support Systems

Our staffing model ensures the highest level of care for all Boarders. Our Executive team includes a Head of Boys Boarding and a Head of Girls Boarding along with their Deputies, and our Boarding Administrator. They are supported by our House Parent and a team of talented House Assistants. 

Students are well-known and make strong connections with significant adults who support them in their personal development and life education. 

With such a large number of staff (all of whom have tertiary qualifications, or are undertaking tertiary studies), homework time in the evenings is productive and well supported. Boarders from Years 7 to 11 go to classrooms supervised by House Assistants who can help whenever it is required. 

We are committed to co-parenting and involve parents and guardians in important conversations around the development of their child. We foster shared values with our community through a weekly newsletter, range of social functions, a Parent Boarding Executive, strategic workshops, social media and frequent communication about our program and the individual needs of their child. The Boarding Leadership Team are accessible to parents at any time by phone and email.

Our family is strong and each member is encouraged to have a voice.


Orientation Programs

Our orientation program for students commences with a transition sleep over for new students prior to their arrival. During the first term, we provide a structured Welcome to Rosevear program which addresses homesickness, builds relationships and fosters confidence for your child and their boarding identity.


A Focus on Food & Nutrition

Our food is prepared by our internationally trained chef, and is nutritious, varied and delicious. There is always a choice of dishes and ample provided for your growing teenager.

Breakfast, recess, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room in the historic Torrens Park House. Afternoon tea and supper are available in Rosevear along with a constant supply of snacks, tea, coffee and milk. Our students sometimes like to prepare their own food and they have equipment to do so in the common rooms. Our Dining Committee creates opportunity for student, parent and staff input to ensure meal times work.


Boarding at Scotch is available to students from Year 6 and caters for students from around the globe. Our strengths are co-education, diversity and opportunities to develop great people.

We invite you to join us for a memorable journey. 

Head of Boys Boarding
Dave Scholz
Head of Girls Boarding
Kara Cleary

International Students

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