Scots College

Headmaster’s Welcome

Creating the All-round Man

Graeme Yule Headmaster

Graeme Yule

Scots College has a proud history stretching back nearly 100 years of educating young men. Our core purpose is the development of the all-round man. Students at the College are provided with opportunities in many areas to develop their potential in the areas of academia, sport, culture, service and spirituality.

We are proud of the young men we develop during their time at the College. The IB Learner profile outlines some of the learner characteristics and this coupled with the College’s leadership program and spiritual heritage indicates our purpose in the development of citizenship. In short the young men of Scots are expected to give of their best in all they do, have sound values and put something back into their communities.

The College focuses on the development of the individual and has structures where students are known and supported in achieving their goals. Success is celebrated and encouraged. Expectations are high and students excel in a wide variety of areas.

As an independent Presbyterian Years 1 – 13 boys’ day and boarding school which offers both NCEA and International Baccalaureate, Scots is unique. Independent education values the individual and values choice. The International Baccalaureate qualification shows our commitment to the creation of global citizens.

Students at Scots are supported by many excellent facilities and a dedicated staff. Based in the nation’s capital we have access to many amenities and opportunities that are not available elsewhere which enrich student experiences. We are a diverse College which welcomes students from around the globe. Such international students also enrich our learning environment.

It is well proven that young men benefit from a single sex education. Our academic results bear this out with our students achieving well both at secondary level and beyond. Indeed, the true measure of educational success may not be seen until much later in our life long learners.

At Scots young men can achieve their potential. We look forward to working with you and your son to achieve this.

Graeme Yule
B Com, DipTchg

About the Headmaster

Graeme Yule is the Headmaster/CEO of Scots College, having been appointed in 2007.  He responsible to the Board of Governors for all aspects of College operations. In this position, he has implemented the three International Baccalaureate programs and achieved Scots College’s status as an IB World School.

Additionally he has developed international exchange programs and restructured the College from the two-school model to three schools (including the restructure of over 120 positions and all operational processes.)  These initiatives have all resulted in successfully growing the College roll and improving academic results.  Graeme has also driven a successful capital fundraising campaign to allow a multi-million dollar building development at the College partnering with WETA and Park Road Post Production. He is currently leading a successful scholarship fundraising campaign. He has the ability to foster strong community relationships both internally and externally as shown in the recent partnership to develop the Wellington Phoenix Football Academy program.

Graeme is currently a Board member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools (AHIS) and is also a member of the full Board of the Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ). He has been influential in the establishment of the IB Schools NZ Group, national IB Awards ceremony and Presbyterian Schools Support Office, and is a member of the Secondary Teacher Education Program Advisory Committee. Graeme has also held a number of governance roles as a Director of the St Pauls’ Collegiate Trading company with oversight of both strategic and operational components for running a successful school retail service, the Treasurer of the Taranaki Cricket Association and has previously been a Chair of a School Board of Trustees.

Throughout his career Graeme has been involved in Boarding and has held roles as a Boarding Manager. Earlier in his career, Graeme was Deputy Headmaster at St Paul’s Collegiate School and held middle management roles at Palmerston North Boys’ High School and New Plymouth Boys’ High School; in teaching, Housemaster and Dean positions.

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Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore Park
Wellington 6022
New Zealand
Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
New Zealand