Boarding • Our Team
Director of Boarding • Mr John Hill
John has spent most of his professional education career working in boarding across a variety of roles and models.
John and his family have spent the better half of a decade in boarding. His son Fletcher, 7, only knows life in a boarding school having had his second birthday in a dining hall surrounded by almost 100 big ‘brothers and sisters’. He has been raised by boarders and is excited, along with his two sisters Madeleine, 13, and Charlotte, 9, to be a part of the Scots Boarding community.
John’s wife, Sheridan, also assists in boarding and takes on some relief Learning Assistant work in the Junior and Senior School.
John says he and his family believed in immersing themselves in boarding life and creating a family feel. They reside on campus, ensuring John is contactable and present throughout a boarders’ journey.
“My family and I have lived and breathed boarding for the past seven years and have absolutely loved the experience. Scots aligns well to my own family, ethos and educational values,” John said.
John holds a Masters in Education, majoring in Leading and Managing along with an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a strong advocate for all students feeling safe and welcomed in a school environment and feels it is particularly important in a boarding context.
“Boarding should be a second home for these students; a place where they feel valued and encouraged to give back to their school,” he said.
As well as working in the Boarding House, John is teaching Year 10 Mathematics and is involved in the co-curricular space as well.
Head of Girls Boarding • Ms Elsa Kilgour
0419 979 577
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
0476 607 782
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.