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October 22, 2018

Farewell the Class of 2018

At the end of this week we will bid farewell to our Year 12 students in what is sure to be a poignant and moving farewell assembly. Of course, there will be the usual celebration activities during...
September 28, 2018

End of Term 3 Update

I wish to pay tribute to the students for their extraordinary work rate during Term 3.  Faced with the usual academic challenges in all parts of the school, they have come up trumps in productions...
September 21, 2018

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 3 Week 9

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Award Type First Name Surname Year Performing Arts College Colours William Burton Year 12...
September 07, 2018

99 Years

Studying history is important because it enables us to understand the past and in turn we are able to make better sense of the present and future. At today’s Founders Day assembly, we were given a...
September 07, 2018

Scotch at the Royal Adelaide Show

After a long time in hibernation the Scotch Show team was once again back at the Royal Adelaide show. After weeks of feeding and breaking in, the small team of two steers went down to the show...
September 07, 2018

Credit Suisse Q&A at Scotch

Recently Scotch had the privelege of hosting a Credit Suisse Q&A Session, where 20 interested students were mesmerised by a conversation about finance, share trading and a potential career in...
August 24, 2018

Getting comfortable with discomfort

The last two weeks have provided an incredible opportunity to have a go at something new, expand our horizons and take a step outside our comfort zones. Our Principal, Dr Newton regularly reminds us...
August 23, 2018

Academic Matters: Term 3 Week 5

We are now into the last few weeks of work for our Year 12s. Next week trial examinations are being held and the exams will be held in the Chapel each day. The first session starts at 8.45am and the...
August 23, 2018

The Backpack Challenge

Last weekend 18 Scotch students committed to living out of a backpack from 8pm Friday to 12 noon on Sunday to experience the life of a person fleeing civil war. An initiative of Middle School...
July 27, 2018

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 3 Week 1

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Principals Awards Oliver Atherton Principal's Award Medal winner at the SAPSASA State Swimming...

Co-Curricular

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September 21, 2018

Scotch College Tennis World Partnership

After a successful first year, Scotch College and Tennis World have signed a two-year agreement to manage the tennis program at Scotch College until 2020. This includes all preseason, training...
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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October 22, 2018

Sport Recap: Term 4 Week 1

Just a week into Term 4 and we've wasted no time jumping into Summer sport!   New Coaching Staff We have some exciting additions to our coaching staff in some Summer sports I would like to welcome...
October 12, 2018

Lucy Having a Ball

Original story by Chris Dastoor appeared in Hills Valley Weekly, 10 October 2018 Scotch College 15-year-old Lucy Knight has achieved a sporting treble, after representing SA in the under-17 indoor...
September 21, 2018

Scotch College Tennis World Partnership

After a successful first year, Scotch College and Tennis World have signed a two-year agreement to manage the tennis program at Scotch College until 2020. This includes all preseason, training...
September 03, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 3 Week 6

The IGSSA and SAAS winter sport seasons came to an end over the last week, which meant several Scotch teams were competing in Grand Finals matchups! After an excellent season that included only 2...
August 27, 2018

Scotch Wins Collegiate Cup

After an amazing week of competition across a range of sporting codes, Scotch has emerged victorious in the Winter Collegiate Cup vs Pulteney Grammar School! Strong wins in Boys Basketball, Mixed...
August 20, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 3 Week 4

Many winter sport seasons came to and end last week, leaving a relatively quiet sport fixture in Week 4, but there were still a number of big matches over the weekend. In Football, our First XVIII...
August 13, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 3 Week 3

Congratulations to our Open A Boys Basketball team, who defeated Marryatville over the weekend in a nail-biter to capture the SAAS Open A2 Basketball Championship! The game went down to the wire with...
August 06, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 3 Week 2

The Winter Collegiate Cup is in full swing, making for an exciting week of sport where many games went down to the wire! Scotch's Soccer teams got the Collegiate Cup rounds under way, with both the...
July 31, 2018

Sports Recap: Term 3 Week 1

Our winter sport started the Term magnificently last week, registering victories across all codes! Our Senior Netballers picked up where they left off in the Gold Coast, proving too strong for St...
July 27, 2018

Mid Year Sporting Trips: Netball & Football

During the mid-year break, the Netball and Football groups travelled interstate to Gold Coast and Melbourne respectively, achieving great results!   Netball Tour Over the break Scotch entered two...

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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August 01, 2018

Education starts to branch out

The school curriculum is up the creek – literally. Hundreds of students from the Mitcham district will converge on Brownhill Creek this Friday as part of a mass tree planting project. The students –...
July 04, 2018

Doney Wins School Sports Award

Lucy Doney reckons she is proof of what can be achieved with hard work, dedication and a positive attitude. The triple jumper was forced to sit on the sidelines for nearly a year after severe...
May 28, 2018

SA kids’ big idea wins Lego League award

A resistance paddle design that could be used for hydrotherapy in elderly patients has won a group of young Adelaide school students a global innovative solution award. The RoboRoos East Lego League...
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,...

Old Collegians

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August 01, 2018

Scotch Stories: Bradley Dare

It was hard to believe, when I stood on the bridge of the warship HMAS Parramatta while deployed in the South China Sea in October 2017, that I’d completed year 12 less than one year before. In...
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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June 15, 2018

The Principal's Interview: Richard Turner

During Term 2 2018, Dr Newton had the opportunity to interview Richard Turner, Scotch parent and Founder of Zen Energy (www.zenenergy.com.au) about his experiences in the energy sector, the evolution...
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...

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