The door to Scots is always open. This is an inclusive community which nurtures wellbeing and self-esteem. A place where every person is known, valued and cared for. This is where students are nurtured, and where students thrive. Scots is a school with a strong sense of purpose and exceptional support.
Welcome to Scots in 2021.
I look forward to a bright and industrious year building on that enormous sense of belonging that exists among our students, staff, parents and friends. Together, we weathered a year of pandemic uncertainty last year, but we came through stronger, more resilient and more prepared than ever.
Our Year 12s (Class of 2020) approached the year with commitment and endeavour and were richly rewarded for their efforts when the HSC results were released in December. Nearly 40 per cent of our cohort was included on the prestigious NSW Distinguished Achievers list and students scored a total of 26 Band 6 and 100 Band 5 results.
While we celebrate these outstanding achievements, I am conscious that an ATAR is just one aspect of a student’s education and that our School Leavers are well equipped for a bright future in whatever field they choose.
Scots is a place where our students are given the encouragement to try new skills and uncover talents they didn’t know they possessed and it has been wonderful to see the unique strengths and contributions from each and every student.
Our innovative Curriculum and Co-Curricular activities foster new experiences and challenges, development of skills, problem solving in different situations, working as a team, acquiring respect for the environment, all of which offer an important dimension to the learning and personal development of the individual.
We have strong tradition, beautiful grounds and a history that proudly determines who we are, but the mark of our school is its over-arching respect that its members have for each other.
Scots is a learning community, not simply a collection of people. The pursuit of excellence, of academic rigour and of a system of values to draw upon will continue to benefit the young people in our care both today and into their future tomorrow.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Scots community.
Mr Mark Geraets