Boarding • Our Team

Director of Boarding • Mr Jeremy Holt

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Before Jeremy joined the boarding community at Scots in September 2021, he accumulated over thirty years of experience in secondary, tertiary, and residential education in a wide range of roles and settings in South Africa, Ireland, Australia, and China, acting variously as the Head of Academics, Faculty Head of English, Director of Rugby, and Head of Boarding, as well as lecturing in Education at university level. He has also acted as a consultant to boarding schools in Australia and China. Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honours in English Literature from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He has just completed his Master’s degree in Residential Education via the University of Buckingham and intends to embark on a doctorate once he has settled in at Scots. Apart from a commitment to developing residential culture-of-care models, Jeremy has a passion for philosophy, literature, rugby, and swimming. 

Head of Girls Boarding • Ms Elsa Kilgour

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Elsa was appointed as the new Head of Wilson House in 2019, after commencing as School Nurse in 2017. She has been nursing for 13 years and has extensive experience in areas including Intensive Care, Midwifery, Remote Area Nursing and as a Flight Nurse for Care Flight International. Prior to returning to Albury with her husband and three children, Elsa spent 9 years working in the Northern Territory in both urban and remote settings gaining a wealth of knowledge in public health, mental health and working with adolescents.  

Elsa grew up on a large cattle feedlot just outside Griffith in NSW and spent her holidays working on the farm.  

Elsa is an Alumna of Scots and spent 6 years living in Wilson House with her twin sister, their older brother living in Sellars House. After graduating from Scots, she studied her nursing degree at CSU in Albury. Elsa enjoys working closely with the Boarding families and staff.  

Head of Boys Boarding • Mr Tom Mewett 


A boarding house MOD with over a decade's worth of experience, Tom was elevated to the role of Head of Boys’ Boarding in July 2021. Tom's new role sees him handle the day-to-day management and operations of Sellars House which houses 37-44 male boarding students during the school term.  

Tom has been a staff member at Scots since 2009 when he took on the role of Pipe Band and Drum Kit tutor which he still holds to this day in conjunction with his position in boarding.  

Tom has transferred his passion, dedication and care for his drum teaching across to his boarding role and loves nothing more than to inspire young men and women to achieve their potential whilst maintaining a positive disposition and cheeky sense of humour.  

Tom completed his first  semester as HOBB in 2021 and is looking forward to his first full year in the role in 2022, working alongside Head of Girls Boarding Elsa Kilgour, and Head of Boarding, Jeremy Holt.