One School Philosophy
We are an ambitious learning community where all are known, nurtured and challenged.
We have an unrelenting regard for the needs of the individual; children at Scotch are not a statistic. A great College is a community where every child thrives and their wellbeing is paramount.
We create environments of high challenge and low threat where people learn about themselves with support and safety nets. We only employ staff who can display their high capabilities as teachers and their capacity both inside and outside the classroom to ensure that students’ educational needs are met.
We are a united community.
From the ELC to Year 12, we share the values of communal wellbeing, mutual support, and enduring commitment to the purposeful educational journey of our students. Being part of Scotch is not being anonymous in the crowd, it is being known.
We understand our community as a whole, as parts and as individuals, and that informs our programs and practices. Our constellation of parent support groups, vast networks of volunteer support and huge evidence of philanthropic instinct ensures that our students grow up knowing that they too have a part to play in building communities as part of their professional and personal lives.
We believe in a more united world.
This education is not just for the here and now. Students are made regularly aware of their responsibility to give back to a world which needs constant problem-solving, patient understanding, original thinking and concerted, strategic action.
Whether as professionals, citizens or parents, our students’ long term wellbeing means that the world can be a better place because they have walked in it. As a school and as individuals, our best tomorrow will be better than our best today.