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May 26, 2022

Introducing Our Next Principal, Mr Trent Driver

It is my honour to introduce the Scotch community to our 10th Principal, Mr Trent Driver. Led by the Scotch Council of Governors, Scotch ran a comprehensive and global search to find the right...
March 04, 2022

Introducing Purruna Spencer Newton Centre

In the language of the Kaurna people, the name of our new Wellbeing & Sports Centre is a word that gives life. It is about living, the wellbeing of our physical self and how our mind and our...
February 18, 2022

Scotch to Open Scotch College Australian Grammar School in Vietnam

Media Release Scotch College Adelaide will become the first South Australian school to licence its brand to an international educational organisation in Vietnam, when Scotch College Australian...
December 13, 2021

2021 Principal's End of Year Update

The end of 2021 sees us on the cusp of an exciting year when we shall open the Wellbeing and Sports Centre.  As I have said many times previously, this building will serve all of the school.  It is...
November 24, 2021

Academic Matters: Week 7

Year 11 go on SWOT VAC tomorrow and start their examinations on Friday with Mathematical Methods, Essential Mathematics and Physics. Students are expected to be in school uniform and the majority of...
September 23, 2021

End of Term 3 Update

I love Term 3. It is a period of winter blues, yet it is lit up by superb arts events, celebrations of sporting achievements, celebrations of other achievements in areas such as oratory and service,...
September 17, 2021

Unsung Heroes

I often write about the Scotch difference which manifests itself in the achievements and activities that our students enjoy during any given week. It is also easy to recognise the contribution of our...
September 17, 2021

Lot Fourteen STEM Careers Expo

On Thursday 16 September, eighteen Year 9 and 10 students interested in careers in STEM, explored Lot Fourteen.   Lot Fourteen is a rapidly developing precinct that is making a global impact by...
September 03, 2021

A Touch of Scotch Magic

Over the last two weeks through our social media channels, we have been able to feature the amazing achievements of our students in the world of STEM. The recent Scotch Reports also reflected the...
September 03, 2021

STEM Sista with STEM FastTrack

Chloe Garrels, Alyssa Casey and Sandra Wu attended the STEM Sista Program this week run by Founder and CEO of STEM FastTrack Teresa Janowski. STEM Sistas is a mentoring program designed to empower...

Co-Curricular

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June 18, 2021

Drama Performances

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of attending the year level drama productions and have been blown away with some of the talent present in our young actors. Miss Sheldon’s Year...
April 23, 2021

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 2 Week 1

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Principal's Awards & Colours Denia Brenchley-Sheldon Principal's Award Won 1 silver and 2...
February 12, 2021

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 1 Week 3

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Principal's Award and Colours Year 12 Max Bradford Principal's Award Academic - Semester 2,...
July 24, 2020

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 3 Week 1

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Caledonian Presentation Tess Bolnar Colours Caledonian - Drumming Year 12 Oliver Handsaker...
May 22, 2020

Summer Sports Colours 2020

Last week in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Athletics Lucy Doney Badminton Kelvin Lau Basketball Layla Moseby Read Teja Ranger Brianna Tulla...
February 21, 2020

Principal's Awards & Colours, Term 1 Week 4

Today in assembly, we recognised the following students for their achievements. Well done to all! Impact Awards Ricardo Botes Service Scotch Impact Award - Contribution to the Community Lulu...
September 19, 2019

Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards 2019

Congratulations to the incredible Scotch fashion designers who entered garments into the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards last weekend! 14 students entered a total of 20 garments, including some...
July 26, 2019

Caledonian Tour of Europe

The Caledonian Corps travelled to Scotland, France and Belgium as part of our Centenary tour between the 24 June and 11 July. It is safe to say that we had an amazing time and shared some incredible...
May 13, 2019

The Weekend in Sport: Term 2 Week 2

Week 2 was a terrific week for Scotch winter sport with a number of fantastic wins to start the season. Both Scotch Girls Football sides (Middle & Senior School) played superbly to defeat...
December 04, 2018

Scotch Wins SACA Strikers Girls Cricket League Trophy

Congratulations to the Scotch College Girls Cricket Team, who defeated Pulteney Grammar School (2/87 def 8/37) to win the SACA Strikers Girls Cricket League for 2018. The Grand Final win was the 5th...

Sport

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May 07, 2021

Learning Comes in Many Forms

This week, like most weeks at Scotch, seems to have flown by. Collectively we have achieved so much, from Year 12 music students completing their first performance assessment, a Year 11 History study...
April 01, 2021

Girls Softball Threepeat!

Congratulations to the A Division Girls Softball team on their performance in the grand final of the IGSSA competition against Walford last Saturday. The score was tight for the first two innings...
March 26, 2021

The Sweet Smell of Success

Success as we know may be measured in many ways and it’s not always about the ranking in a competition. On Torrens Park Campus we have numerous opportunities to see success and importantly to also...
February 26, 2021

Sport Update

On Wednesday 17 February it was the Torrens Park Campus Swimming Carnival, with Douglas House claiming victory.   The achievements of students were celebrated at assembly, with the significant...
January 22, 2020

Cricket Quadrangular Champions 2020

A massive congratulations to our Scotch cricketers, 2020 Trans-Tasman Quad Cricket Champions! It was the first time Scotch has ever won the 50 Over Trans-Tasman championship and included wins over St...
November 18, 2019

Scotch Wins A League Softball Championship

Congratulations to our Scotch Open A Girls Softball team, who defeated Pulteney Grammar in the IGSSA Softball Grand Final over the weekend. The victory marks only the third time Scotch has ever won...
October 28, 2019

Sri Lankan Cricket Superstars Visit Scotch

What a pleasure it was to welcome our Sri Lankan cricketing superstar friends to Scotch late last week! Lasith Malinga, Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha and Lakshan Sandakan joined our cricketers in the...
August 29, 2019

Scotch Girls Soccer & Netball Winning Ways

For the second consecutive year, the Scotch Middle A Girls Soccer team have finished in first place in their IGSSA League! The Girls defeated Wilderness School in the Grand Final this week, 3-2....
August 27, 2019

Scotch Retains Winter Collegiate Cup

The last 10 days has made for a tremendous end to the Winter sport season, with Scotch retaining the Collegiate Cup over Pulteney Grammar in convincing fashion, and five Netball sides qualifying for...
August 09, 2019

Scotch Netball Tour 2019

26 girls from years 8 – 12 making an As, Bs, and the development team along with Mr Goreham, Sonia, Tess and Bec travelled to Melbourne in the first week of holidays for 6 day tournament to compete...

Caledonian Corps

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June 18, 2021

Enjoying a Sell Out Scottish Ceilidh

The Caledonian Corps held their first Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) since 2019 on Saturday 5 June. It was a great opportunity for the community to gather and celebrate all the hard work and dedicated...
September 04, 2020

101 Not Out

Today we celebrated Founders Day across the College and what a tremendous day we have had! Representatives of the Caledonian Corp piped us into assemblies on both campuses and led the parade of Year...
July 24, 2020

The Greatest Lessons

Over the years I have seen many talented students, teachers, parents and guests share their little piece of magic in our community. Often the talent is a particular skill be it in the classroom, on...
July 26, 2019

Caledonian Tour of Europe

The Caledonian Corps travelled to Scotland, France and Belgium as part of our Centenary tour between the 24 June and 11 July. It is safe to say that we had an amazing time and shared some incredible...
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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April 04, 2022

Gender balance a big tick for Scotch College

Original article appeared on AdelaideNow.com.au. Striking a gender balance is proving tricky for some of SA’s big name private schools, say new figures, but they are slowly solving their girl...
April 04, 2022

SACE International hands over South Australian certificate of education to Scotch AGS

Article originally appeared on VN Express International. The SACE Council under the South Australian Government signed a contract with a partner in Vietnam to hand over the South Australian...
February 18, 2022

Scotch to Open Scotch College Australian Grammar School in Vietnam

Media Release Scotch College Adelaide will become the first South Australian school to licence its brand to an international educational organisation in Vietnam, when Scotch College Australian...
November 12, 2020

Australia's Most Innovative Schools List 2 Years Running

Scotch College is once again on the short list of Australian schools to be featured in The Educator's annual Innovative Schools List, revealing the schools at the cutting edge of change and...
November 15, 2019

Filmmakers Steal the Show

Aspiring young Scotch College filmmakers have taken out the top gong at the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival. The group of Year 11 students won best secondary school film with their film...
November 08, 2019

A Culture of Innovation

Scotch College is one of 40 Australian schools to be featured in The Educator's annual Innovative Schools List, revealing the schools at the cutting edge of change and innovation in the country....
October 02, 2019

Past adds up to a fashion future

Scotch's Claudia Dare, 17, will study fashion in London next year after securing a place at one of the world’s leading fashion colleges. She recently told The Messenger about her fashion journey, and...
September 18, 2019

Holly Designs for every man and their dog

A Scotch College student’s daring design for dog walkers and their canine friends has earned her a national award. Holly Hyde, 16, was the national Year 11 Wool4School competition winner after her ...
June 17, 2019

Sophie Ludbrook Awarded Hawker Scholarship

Dr. Richard Harris OAM presented Scotch College Old Collegian Sophie Ludbrook with her 2019 Charles Hawker Scholarship certificate on Friday 14 June. Sophie is in residence at St Mark’s College and...
June 06, 2019

Riki Talks Up Hemp

TED talks have gripped the world with inspirational discussions from great minds such as Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. Now Year 12 Scotch College student and budding environmental...

Old Collegians

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September 10, 2019

Reminiscences, Anecdotes & Observations of a Scotch Boarder

Gordon Paul was a boarder at Scotch College from 1943 - 1953. As a part of the 100 Stories for 100 Years Centenary project, Gordon was kind enough to produce the following reminiscences, anecdotes...
June 17, 2019

Sophie Ludbrook Awarded Hawker Scholarship

Dr. Richard Harris OAM presented Scotch College Old Collegian Sophie Ludbrook with her 2019 Charles Hawker Scholarship certificate on Friday 14 June. Sophie is in residence at St Mark’s College and...
March 27, 2019

Scotch Stories: Andrew Saies

I attended Scotch starting in the Junior School in 1969, finishing in Year 12 (or matriculation), in 1974. Scotch was an all-boys school until 1972 when it became co-educational. Those students and...
February 22, 2019

Sophie entrenched in modelling and medicine

Old Collegian Sophie Ludbrook (‘16) recently spent 7 days modelling and competing in Bali last week where she was announced the Australian Supermodel of the Year for 2019! Sophie has had a brilliant...
January 30, 2019

Cultivating a Passion for Performance

Scotch College is a hub for the performing arts and all of the skills and experiences that are attached to creative performance art. It isn’t just the talented performers who have gone on to study...
December 18, 2018

Matthew Giddings: Scotch Star and Top of the State

Today Matthew Giddings, Scotch Scholar and recipient of the Governor of South Australia’s Commendation has been recognised as one of the best in the state having achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95....
December 05, 2018

Scotch Story: Esther Boles-Frahn

This article is adapted from Esther’s speech delivered at the Year 12 Farewell Assembly on Friday 26 October 2018. If I earned a dollar for every time I hit backspace to delete this farewell and...
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...

Our Stories

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September 10, 2019

Reminiscences, Anecdotes & Observations of a Scotch Boarder

Gordon Paul was a boarder at Scotch College from 1943 - 1953. As a part of the 100 Stories for 100 Years Centenary project, Gordon was kind enough to produce the following reminiscences, anecdotes...
March 27, 2019

Scotch Stories: Andrew Saies

I attended Scotch starting in the Junior School in 1969, finishing in Year 12 (or matriculation), in 1974. Scotch was an all-boys school until 1972 when it became co-educational. Those students and...
January 30, 2019

Cultivating a Passion for Performance

Scotch College is a hub for the performing arts and all of the skills and experiences that are attached to creative performance art. It isn’t just the talented performers who have gone on to study...
December 18, 2018

Matthew Giddings: Scotch Star and Top of the State

Today Matthew Giddings, Scotch Scholar and recipient of the Governor of South Australia’s Commendation has been recognised as one of the best in the state having achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95....
December 17, 2018

The Principal's Interview: Louka Parry

Louka is the Director of Programs at Education Changemakers and is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging education thinkers and doers, with a track record of leading dramatic improvements in...
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...