Calendar 2020

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04
07:00PM 04 December
Parents & Friends Picnic...
Dec
04
08:30PM 04 December
Scotch Film Fest
Feb
09
09:15AM 09 February
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Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W3...
Feb
18
09:15AM 18 February
Week 4
Junior School Tour (T1W04 2021)
Feb
25
09:00AM 25 February
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Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Mar
03
09:15AM 03 March
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Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W6...
Mar
13
05:00PM 13 March
The Twilight Edition
Solitaire Automotive Presents One...
Mar
16
09:15AM 16 March
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Junior School Tour (T1W08 2021)
Mar
23
09:00AM 23 March
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Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Mar
25
09:15AM 25 March
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Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W9...
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Our History

Our History

Scotch College Adelaide is situated on over 20 hectares in Mitcham about 8 kilometres south of Adelaide's CBD in South Australia.

Our History

Scotch College Adelaide is situated on over 20 hectares in Mitcham about 8 kilometres south of Adelaide's CBD in South Australia.

College Archives

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    The Founding of Scotch

    The College was founded as a memorial to the sons of Scotland who served in the Great War of 1914-1918. It was incorporated under an Act of Parliament in 1922. Gratton House, now the Middle School, was built as a memorial to 58 Old Collegians who gave their lives in World War II.

    1922

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    Leading South Australian Husbandry

    In 1923 Scotch became the first school in South Australia to have a fully operational farm on campus, where students could learn agriculture, and animal husbandry.

    1923

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    Goose Island

    The College's Outdoor Education and Nature Conservation programs were strengthened by the acquisition of the lease to Goose Island in 1966. The first hut was built on the Island in January 1967 and since then has been regularly visited by staff, students and parents.

    1966

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    Co-educational

    In 1972 the College became co-educational and the Middle School began in 1973.

    1972

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    Technologically Minded

    In 1993 Apple Macintosh laptop computers were introduced for every student in Year 7. By 1999 all Middle and Senior School students had laptops, connected to the College's own wireless network.

    1993

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    Mitcham Campus

    In 1995, the Scotch College Preschool was opened on the Mitcham Campus, educating children from the age of three, which would later become the Scotch College Early Learning Centre. The ELC teaches children to respect each other and to value their interactions with others through play and discovery. In 2014, the Scotch ELC was one of the first ELCs to be awarded ACECQA’s coveted national Excellent rating for its outstanding practice and commitment to delivering quality outcomes for children and families.

    1995

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    Kyre Campus - Kangaroo Island

    In 2004, the College acquired a portion of land on Kangaroo Island, named Kyre Campus after the original forefathers of the College. Kyre provides students with an opportunity to understand environmental sustainability and management and utilises and collaborates with experts to enhance learning at the wilderness campus.

    2004

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    Boarding School

    Boarding has always been an important part of the College since its incorporation, and was greatly enhanced by the opening of the Rosevear Boarding Precinct in 2011, one of the first coeducational independent school boarding facilities in the country.

    2011

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