From the Principal • Mark Geraets
I'm looking forward to sharing our Vision for Scots tonight at our special presentation, This is Scots!
The evening will be a chance to welcome all our new families and say a special welcome to our returning families; we guarantee you are going to have the ride of your life as part of the Scots community.
This year, 155 is a significant number at Scots, in more ways than one.
It is also the number of years we have been providing quality education in Albury through our wonderful founding schools Woodstock Presbyterian Girls School and Albury Grammar School. The two schools amalgamated in 1972 to form The Scots School Albury and as we celebrate all we have achieved throughout our history, we are also celebrating 50 Years of Scots.
Our strong tradition, beautiful grounds right here in central Albury, being an integral part of Albury’s history and growth will be celebrated throughout the year at our 50th birthday celebrations.
Have we got some great events planned for you this year!
We will kick off with our 50th birthday Scots Fair on Saturday 19 March, follow up with a Black Tie birthday celebration mid year and intersperse these key events with alumni reunions, an Open Day, Carols evening, Grandparents Day and Speech Night.
We often talk about the strength of the Scots community; about belonging to the Scots family. We often attribute a good deal of Scots’ success to the fact that we all feel that sense of belonging. We have a strong history - 155 years of our founding schools, 50 Years of Scots - and that history and tradition proudly determines who we are.
I want you to share my enthusiasm for the great things we can achieve together for your children.
- We are planning for our future: new facilities, investing in exceptional teachers, drilling down on our pedagogy.
- We are growing; but we promise that we will never be too big to provide individual attention
- We are a place of opportunity and new experiences - where your child will be given the encouragement to try new skills and uncover talents they didn’t know they possessed
- We are a community; with a strong sense of belonging, not simply a collection of people
- We are a place of high expectations; we encourage our students to have pride in wearing their uniform, pride in their work, in their effort, in their school and its values.
YOU are part of this and we invite and encourage you to walk beside us and your children to make this vision a reality.
See you tonight!