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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...
May 08, 2020

Assessing the Situation

It can be tiring this questioning of what is happening now? What can we expect in the future? What are our known unknowns? No doubt you have been asking these necessary questions in many aspects of...
April 08, 2020

End of Term 1 Update

The world looked very different when I flew back from the UK after Christmas in early January 2020.  Since then we have been faced by challenges that have been unprecedented in their nature and their...
April 03, 2020

It's all about the journey

When I was younger, I had no idea what I wanted to be… correction… I had no idea what I could be. I lived in a small rural community of about 150 people on a farm 45 minutes from the nearest regional...
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update

In this week's special video bulletin, Dr Newton discusses what's happening at Scotch to support students and families with their education during the COVID-19 pandemic, and looking ahead to what...
March 06, 2020

Kickstart for Kids Breakfast Program

This year, Scotch College was given the opportunity to be responsible for running the Kickstart for Kids Breakfast Program at Clovelly Park Primary School on Tuesday and Thursday mornings! The...
February 21, 2020

A Big Question

About five years ago, Dr Newton asked the leadership team the BIG question: What would it be like to create an educational experience that would have lifelong benefit? Is there such a thing? We...
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...
January 31, 2020

Australia Day Honours 2020

Congratulations to members of the Scotch community who were recipients of Australia Day Honours in 2020, Albert Bensimon and Peter Combe! Albert is a parent of past Scotch students (Tanya '91 and...
January 28, 2020

Welcome to 2020 at Scotch!

Welcome to the academic year 2020.  It has been a testing beginning to the year for our students on our rowing camp at Nelson. Please see my further comments below. Last year saw a remarkable...

Co-Curricular

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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...
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...

Sport

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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...
July 24, 2019

Senior Boys Football Queensland Tour

During the long mid-year break, our Senior Boys Footballers toured Brisbane and the Gold Coast for the annual Scotch Football Tour. At the conclusion of the three-week break, 26 of the year 11 and 12...
June 24, 2019

Term 2 Sport Ends on a High Note

As Term 2 comes to a close, it was another impressive weekend of sport for Scotch, with a number of fantastic sporting performances. Our Netballers continue to excel in the IGSSA competitions, with...
May 27, 2019

Indigenous Round 2019

To mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, Scotch held its annual Indigenous Round of sport. A number of sports donned special uniforms to mark the occasion and students gave rousing...
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...

Caledonian Corps

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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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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...
April 03, 2019

A celebration 100 years in the making

Scotch College will ensure Adelaide’s festival season continues, flinging open its iron gates this weekend for a celebration 100 years in the making. The Scotch 100th Festival, celebrating the school...
March 27, 2019

Siblings make a perfect pitch

Archie King grudgingly concedes his sister Georgia is the better softballer, but says their sibling rivalry has helped them both make Australian squads for the first time. The Scotch College students...
March 01, 2019

Alex Porter, Australians smash world record on way to gold medal

Australia have smashed their own world record to win the men’s team pursuit gold at the track cycling world championships in Poland, ahead of Olympic champions and title holders Britain. The...
February 05, 2019

Win-Win for Sophie

Before she starts medical school this year, Sophie Ludbrook ('16) will be hoping to add another title to her growing list of accomplishments: Australian Supermodel of the Year. The aspiring doctor...

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...

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