Calendar 2018

May
24
09:15AM 24 May
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 2)
Jun
01
05:30PM 01 June
Scotch Wine Club: Meet the Makers...
Jun
04
05:30PM 04 June
Scotch Presents: Alfonso Ales
Jun
06
09:15AM 06 June
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 2)
Aug
06
08:30AM 06 August
Year 5 Experience Day
Aug
08
09:15AM 08 August
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 3)
Aug
09
09:00AM 09 August
Middle & Senior School Tour
Aug
14
09:15AM 14 August
Junior School Tour
Sep
13
09:15AM 13 September
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 3)
Oct
18
09:15AM 18 October
Junior School Tour
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May 18, 2018

Students Driving Action

Over the last couple of weeks, it has been fantastic to see the level of student driven activities. Our Boarders have taken the lead developing a program of activities - 3 on 3 Basketball, eight ball...
May 04, 2018

World Champion Alex Porter Visits Scotch

World Champion, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and World Record Holder on the Men’s Team Pursuit squad - Congratulations Alex Porter! Class of ‘13 cycling star Alex Porter was our guest speaker at...
May 04, 2018

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 2 Week 1

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Student Name Award   Year Lucy Doney Principal's Award For breaking the record for the Girls...
May 04, 2018

Academic Matters: Term 2 Week 1

This week I had the pleasure of seeing Year 8 students making their salad bowls as part of the Live Well program. Many of the students had grown their ingredients in Agriculture, although they had to...
May 04, 2018

Buckle up and hold on

Welcome to Term 2 and as I said to the staff at our meeting on Monday “buckle up and hold on!” as the next 9 weeks will be a myriad of wonderful events and experiences not to mention learning! I...
April 19, 2018

Charlie is Spirit of Anzacs

Remembering the fallen and honouring all those who served their country holds an enduring place in the heart of war veteran Charlie Short. For the sprightly 98-year-old will be the only member of his...
April 10, 2018

End of Term 1 Update

Dear Parents It has been a busy and exciting term and I trust your children have found it to be so too.  From the celebration of academic achievement, to the casting of the show, to heroic sporting...
April 06, 2018

Parental Engagement: A Critical Key to Success

An optimal education is one where the student, teacher and parent are all engaged in their child’s learning. The past few weeks have provided an ideal opportunity to stop and reflect on the 2018...
April 06, 2018

Academic Matters: Term 1 Week 10

The last week of term will have many of our senior students completing assessment pieces. There have been many formative pieces of work throughout the term and now is the time for consolidation of...
March 23, 2018

Raising Boys and Girls – 2 exceptional nights with Steve Biddulph

Over two emotion charged, informative and reflective nights, the Scotch community were treated to wonderful presentations by well-known psychologist, author and parent educator, Steve Biddulph. Many...

Co-Curricular

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May 18, 2018

Generations in Jazz 2018

Recently Scotch College attended the 31st Generations in Jazz in Mount Gambier. 77 Scotchies competed as part of our 8 choirs and 2 bands against 130 other schools from all over Australia. The...
March 26, 2018

Scotch Defeats Pembroke in Collegiate Cup

After 8 days of intense competition, Scotch has claimed the inaugural Collegiate Cup by defeating Pembroke 8-6. The cup started On Friday 16 March with a dramatic 4 run victory for our Girls A...
August 11, 2017

Scotch Business Visits Credit Suisse

On Thursday 11 August, Scotch College Business students Philippa Smith, Quinn Spencer, Elliot Sims and Reuben Fernee were hosted by investment bank Credit Suisse to an engaging day in their Sydney...
July 31, 2017

World Scholar's Cup: Hanoi

On the last week of Term 2,  9 scholars journeyed to Hanoi to compete in the Global round of the World Scholar’s Cup. The World Scholar’s Cup is an academic competition where scholars from around the...
July 28, 2017

World Scholars Cup: Athens

The Athens Global Round held over the mid year break was the most diverse, with 41 different nations competing across junior and senior divisions. Upon arrival we spent a few days touring the city,...
March 29, 2017

Gail Convention 2017

Currently, my team and I, consisting of 9 other students of years 10 & 11, Ms. Kemp, Mr. Albano, and Mr. McKenzie, are in the process of preparing for the Global Alliance of Innovative Learning (...
March 23, 2017

Scotch retains Summer Intercol Trophy 2017

After a competitive few days of sport, Scotch successfully retained the summer Sporting Intercol trophy last week against Pulteney Grammar School.  It proved to be a really intense few days of...

Sport

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May 21, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 2 Week 3

Scotch Hockey continues to go from strength to strength with the Middle, Senior Girls and Senior Boys sides all picking up exceptional wins. In soccer, our Senior Girls recorded a comvincing victory...
May 15, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 2 Week 2

Winter sport got underway in Week 2 with both IGSSA and SAAS competitions commencing across all sports.   Hockey Our Senior A Girls Hockey team picked up where they left off at the end of last season...
May 07, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 2 Week 1

It was a quiet start to winter sport at Scotch, with only Senior Boys Football commencing in Week 1. Our First and Second XVIII both recorded good wins, defeating Adelaide High in both grades. The...
May 04, 2018

World Champion Alex Porter Visits Scotch

World Champion, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and World Record Holder on the Men’s Team Pursuit squad - Congratulations Alex Porter! Class of ‘13 cycling star Alex Porter was our guest speaker at...
April 10, 2018

Scotch Ties Collegiate Cup Against Pulteney Grammar

Last week our Scotchies completed Term 1 Collegiate Cup sport with a 9-9 tie against Pulteney Grammar School. The new Collegiate Cup competition format was designed to include Middle School teams and...
March 26, 2018

Scotch Defeats Pembroke in Collegiate Cup

After 8 days of intense competition, Scotch has claimed the inaugural Collegiate Cup by defeating Pembroke 8-6. The cup started On Friday 16 March with a dramatic 4 run victory for our Girls A...
March 22, 2018

Collegiate Cup Update

We are currently 5 days in to the inaugural Collegiate Cup campaign, and Scotch is off to a flying start thanks in large part to our fantastic Girls Senior A and Middle A teams. Across a variety of...
March 22, 2018

Cricket Equipment Donation Drive

Is your child no longer playing cricket or grown out of their cricket equipment? If so, the Scotch Cricket Parent support Group would like to help you make room in your shed and put your child’s old...
March 22, 2018

Head of the River Recap

Thousands of spectators attended the annual Head of the River last weekend. We had at least 200 community members including past and present students, parents, grandparents and friends come together...
March 19, 2018

Week 7 Sports Recap

What a week in Scotch sport. Not only were our regular IGSSA and SAAS Schools Competition sides in action, but the first ever Collegiate Cup ve Pembroke got underway, and the annual Head of the River...

Caledonian Corps

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July 23, 2017

Welcome back for Semester 2

Hopefully everybody is well rested and refreshed, ready for a busy Semester 2. Band practice resumes as normal on Monday after school with all lessons commencing this week. Jonno is with us this...
May 19, 2017

Caledonian Corps: USA Tour 2017

During the recent term break the Caledonian Pipe Band travelled to the USA for the third time in the last five years. The primary focus of the tour was our participation at the Virginia International...

In the Press

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May 14, 2018

Yale scholarship a boost for Lalla's global aspirations

Lalla Nugent wants to change the world – and now she’s off to Yale University on a scholarship as part of her quest to pursue a career in international human rights. The Year 11 Scotch College...
April 19, 2018

Charlie is Spirit of Anzacs

Remembering the fallen and honouring all those who served their country holds an enduring place in the heart of war veteran Charlie Short. For the sprightly 98-year-old will be the only member of his...
December 13, 2017

A tale from the theatre of war

Bringing a World War I battlefield to the stage is at the heart of teenager Ben Francis’s latest production. After learning allied and German soldiers on the Western Front briefly put down their arms...
November 15, 2017

Teja following in her proud mum’s footsteps

Teja Ranger will take her love of basketball international when she jets off to the US tomorrow to compete against college teams. It's no wonder she fell for the sport — her mother is three-time...
November 07, 2017

Ana's Couture is Cutting Edge

At just 15, Ana Samaras is already creating a stir with her couture gowns. The Scotch College student recently won the formal wear category at the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards national...
October 25, 2017

Early Start to Exams

Exam time is the most important - and stressful - part of the school year for every Year 12 student. So spare a thought for a group of Year 11 students at Scotch College who have stepped up to do...
August 15, 2017

Annika honours aunt’s true colours

Annika Jones’s dream is for her aunt to walk down the aisle in a wedding dress she made as a school project. The Scotch College student, 14, made a rainbow flag-inspired dress in the hope her aunt,...
July 26, 2017

Tayla made for dark role

Tayla Prime hopes a spooky, mysterious and kooky role in her school musical will get her a step closer to stardom. The 17-year-old will play Morticia Addams in Scotch College's adaptation of The...
July 20, 2017

Brooklyn Ready for the Ride of Her Life

Age is no barrier for Brooklyn Vonderwall, who is gearing up for her first international cycling race. The 16-year-old will compete in the 2017 UCI Junior Cycling Championship in Italy next month. "...

Old Collegians

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May 04, 2018

World Champion Alex Porter Visits Scotch

World Champion, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and World Record Holder on the Men’s Team Pursuit squad - Congratulations Alex Porter! Class of ‘13 cycling star Alex Porter was our guest speaker at...
April 04, 2018

Scotch Stories: Liam McAuliffe

While I completed my schooling at Scotch in 2012, I still feel like I am part of the Scotch community. When I commenced in 2005, I was shy, unmotivated and uninterested in anything much at all. By...
December 12, 2017

Scotch Stories: Laurence Boxhall

I began my 5-year journey at Scotch in 2009, at the start of year 8. By this point I was no stranger to moving schools, as Scotch ended up being my sixth and final school. Prior to coming to Scotch I...
August 08, 2017

Scotch Stories: Harriet Whittle

I started at Scotch in 2006, entering Year 4. Changing schools can be challenging, and this was a whole new world for me. I had come from an all-girls school, and it was shocking and mind-opening to...

Our Stories

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April 19, 2018

Charlie is Spirit of Anzacs

Remembering the fallen and honouring all those who served their country holds an enduring place in the heart of war veteran Charlie Short. For the sprightly 98-year-old will be the only member of his...
April 06, 2018

The Principal's Interview: Senator Anne Ruston

During Term 1 in 2018, Dr John Newton had the chance to sit down with Senator the Hon Anne Ruston to discuss her background in politics and various current topics in South Australia. Anne is a member...
April 04, 2018

Scotch Stories: Liam McAuliffe

While I completed my schooling at Scotch in 2012, I still feel like I am part of the Scotch community. When I commenced in 2005, I was shy, unmotivated and uninterested in anything much at all. By...
February 02, 2018

Leaving a Legacy: Laos Expedition

Early on in our year 12 career, the class of 2017 decided that an international service trip was a legacy we wanted to leave behind.  Subsequently, ten Scotch leavers, along with Pepita March and...
January 19, 2018

Global Service Laos Update

A group of 9 intrepid Scotchies (from the Class of 2017) have done incredible work in the communities that they have visited throughout their Global Service Program trip to Laos. The group have been...
December 12, 2017

Scotch Stories: Laurence Boxhall

I began my 5-year journey at Scotch in 2009, at the start of year 8. By this point I was no stranger to moving schools, as Scotch ended up being my sixth and final school. Prior to coming to Scotch I...
November 24, 2017

Equestrian at Scotch

In this week's video update, Georgia Bradford talks to Sophia and Hayden from the Mitcham Campus about Scotch's Equestrian program, including competition opportunities and the Ready Set Trot program...
November 02, 2017

Improving Efficiency in Agriculture

In this week's Principal's Update, Dr Newton is joined by Old Collegian John Fargher ('02), co-founder of AgriWebb, focussing on digitising, streamlining and improving the efficiency of Agriculture...
October 26, 2017

From Reception to Year 12

In this week's Mitcham Campus video update, Dr Newton visits the Year 12s spending time with our wonderful Reception classes to share stories, and hear about what our youngest students have been...

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