Sport @ Scots

Delivering a high quality school sports program for young people.

Our program is designed to develop young people who are committed to sport and make it a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Students know and understand what they are trying to achieve and how to go achieve their goals and understand that sport is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sporting students have the confidence to get involved in sport and are engaged in school activities. they have the skills and control that they need to get involved in a range of sports. Participants willingly take part in a range of competitive, creative and challenge-type activities, both as an individual and as part of a team and think about what they are doing and make appropriate decisions for themselves.

Importantly, they will show a desire to improve and have the fitness required to participate in the full demands of the activity and enjoy school and community sport.

Tim Kennedy
Head of Sport

Sporting Opportunities

We offer a range of sporting opportunities with training and competitions often right here on campus.

Australian Rules Football • Athletics • Basketball • Bushwalking & Duke of Edinburgh • Chess • Cricket • Cross Country • Equestrian • Football | Soccer • Hockey • Mountain Biking • Netball • Snowsports • Softball • Sporting Shooters • Swimming • Tennis • Water Polo

School Club Links

East Albury Cricket Club • Albury Bears Softball Club • Murray United Football Club • Albury Table Tennis Association • Albury Tennis Club • Murray Bushrangers • Albury Wodonga Wheelchair AFL

Scots Talented Athletes & Artists Program at Scots • TAPAS

The Talented Athletes & Artists Program at Scots (TAPAS) aims to support student athletes and artists to maximise sporting or artistic and academic potential by achieving a balanced lifestyle of training, competitions, schoolwork, exams and family life.

The High Performance Scots Talented Athletes & Artists Program is based on The Junior Athlete Education Framework, developed by the Youth Sport Trust in the United Kingdom. That framework was designed to guide and help schools provide comprehensive personal development support for young talented performers within their school but who are also challenged with realising both academic and sporting or artistic potential.

The program will provide workshops for talented young athletes and artists and their families about balancing the demands of school and sport or the arts. The workshops and support cover aspects of lifestyle management, target setting and planning. In addition, specific staff will act as the liaison between the student, the school, home and the chosen field. The TAPAS Mentor will help the student to manage their time effectively and cope with issues of conflict arising because of the demands of their time. The TAPAS Mentors will be asked to mentor a small group of athletes and meet with them so that they can discuss progress and share ideas. In addition, the TAPAS Mentor will work closely with the governing body of each area to reduce conflict between education and sport or the arts.

The benefits of the program are:

• Thorough identification of students with high level abilities in sport and the arts.

• Support to balance commitments and align priorities to lifestyle requirements.

• Creation of a Student Focused network between Coach – Parent – Student - School.

• Informing whole school policies on identification, provision and support for talented students.

• Attraction and retention of talented enrolled students.

• Raised awareness in the school of the additional needs of gifted and talented pupils.

• Improved provision of support for talented and gifted students.

• Enhanced communication with outside agencies to enrich the student’s learning experience.

Sporting Scholarships

The Scots School Albury offers Fide et Literis Scholarships across Academic, Performing Arts, Sports, Boarding and Indigenous categories.

Scots recognises the need to assist those students who are balancing the demands of an elite sporting pathway with the requirements of their education. In order to be eligible for a Fide et Literis Sports Scholarship, applicants must be participating at regional, state or national level in their chosen sport and demonstrate future potential.

Scholarships provide a partial discount of the annual tuition fees (for Academic, Performing Arts, Sports and Indigenous Scholarships) or boarding fees (for Boarding Scholarships) to all successful applicants for up to 3 years. The Fide et Literis Scholarships are intended for students who are high achieving, well-rounded, self-motivated leaders and contributing citizens of the Scots community.

Find out more about Scholarships @ Scots

Representative Sports Pathways

At Scots we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities for students and are affiliated with various local clubs to enable our students to enter local competitions when Scots teams aren't represented.

Scots are part of the representative pathways that allow athletes to extend their skills beyond school and into the levels of representative sport.

School representatives will compete and trial at a RAS (Riverina Associated Schools) level.

RAS representatives compete and trial at the CIS (Combined Independent Schools) level.

CIS representatives compete against athletes from the Catholic and public sector schools and trial for the NSW All Schools teams NSW All Schools compete at the Australian National Schools competitions.