The Scots School Albury is an independent, non-selective, K-12 co-educational boarding school in the Albury Wodonga region. We are a Uniting Church school.
Most parents want their children to learn well – to be happy and confident, resilient and respectful and to feel engaged and cared for in everything they do.
At the same time, parents want their children to learn with purpose – to reach their full potential as independent, inquisitive learners, to learn how to learn and think, as well as achieve their personal and academic goals.
Parents want their children to be taught by great teachers – teachers who inspire imagination and passion for learning, who use the very best teaching methods, structures and tools and remain totally committed to best practice and improvement and the values of their school.
At Scots we focus on bringing together all three areas to create a great educational journey and outcome for your child.
The Scots Junior School provides a safe and nurturing environment that places each child at the centre of his or her learning experience. Children know they belong and feel part of a safe community where every teacher knows every child’s name. We have small class sizes enabling students to receive individual attention. Our students are engaged and interested in what they are learning, both in the traditional learning areas as well as in our wide range of specialised subjects.
The Scots School Albury is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme. We are pursuing authorisation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.
In the Primary Years Programme, each child is active – they ask questions, they are empowered, and learning is hands-on. At Scots, your child will feel in control of their learning.
The Scots Senior School offers a holistic approach to education– we provide what your child needs to do well academically and what they need in order to live a balanced life. We know that a happy child is more engaged with their learning. We help each child reach their potential, whatever their starting point, tailoring the curriculum for each child.
Our facilities maximize students’ learning across a single campus encompassing Junior and Senior School – from the modern Indoor Sports Centre, to the Science Building, Cultural Centre and Chapel Hall.
Our co-curricular program covering arts, sport and service learning is designed to give every student the opportunity to engage in important learning experiences beyond the classroom.
Some of our co-curicular activities include:
- Music (Choral & Instrumental)
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Wide range of sports
- Overseas service projects
We have recently been declared the best country school in NSW and the third-ranked country school in Australia for our impressive NAPLAN results for year 3, 5, 7 and 9*. The results also place Scots in the top 50 co-educational schools in Australia.
Scots has a long and proud tradition of outstanding HSC results. In 2016 our students were proud to receive the following highlights in their results:
- 19 students have been included on the Board of Studies Distinguished Achievers List for students who achieve a HSC mark of at least 90/100 (Band 6) for a 2 Unit course or 45/50 (E4) for a 1 Unit course in one or more subjects.
- 10 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 90.
- 50 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 80.
- 88 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 70.
- 37 per cent of Extension course results were greater than Band E4.
- The school has achieved exceptional results with 50 per cent of the students placed in the top 20 per cent of the state in their respective subjects.
Scots boarders are comfortably accommodated in the fully supervised boarding houses, offering a safe and caring environment. The sense of community in our boarding houses underpins the supportive environment and cohesion between boarders, carers and parents. Located on 11 hectares of extensive grounds, boarders at Scots live on the doorstep of idyllic rivers, lakes and mountains with the convenience of an easy commute to cities yet close to home for many regional families.
Students are encouraged to be aware of the needs of others, to celebrate and respect difference, to share responsibility of duties and to take a lead in supporting each other.
While the boarding houses are separate, boys
and girls share dining facilities, a common courtyard
and recreation area. This allows siblings to attend Scots together.
The Scots boarding environment also provides substantial
academic learning benefits. These include fixed
study times, extended access to learning resources, Prep
supervised by academic staff and individual study plans supported by a teacher mentor.