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“Scots College Middle School provides the opportunity for young men in Years 7-10 to realise their potential within all areas of College life, while recognising the unique age and stage of each student.”
World class education: “High quality teaching, outstanding resources and a modern, internationally recognised curriculum provide the relationships, structure and positive learning environment needed for every student to develop into the all-round man.”
Scots College is first and foremost a boys’ school ensuring that a quality education is provided to meet the needs of boys and their learning styles. Quality in all that the boys do is expected in a progressive and innovative educational setting where competition and physicality is encouraged, excellence is achieved and success is rightly acknowledged.
Secondly, the Middle School ensures our boys are confident and well-prepared for the next level of their education and future Learning. For life. Routines and structures in place, along with a comprehensive specialist teaching programme, ensure teachers’ passions and subject expertise motivates our boys on their learning journey.
Committed, professional and competent teachers are dedicated to the task of raising boys to become men. Their integrity and expertise ensures we remain at the leading edge of educational innovation.
I invite you to visit us to see the difference for yourself
Middle School Principal (Yrs 7-10)
About our Middle School Principal
Matt joined the Scots College staff in 2013 after accepting the role of Principal of Middle School. Previous to this he was the Assistant Rector at Lindisfarne College in Hastings and has had extensive experience in both primary and secondary education both in New Zealand and in England where he taught for 2 years. Given Matt’s knowledge and experience of Primary School teaching, at the beginning of 2015 he was also appointed Principal of Prep School.
Born and raised in Hawkes Bay and having taught from Year 1 through to Year 12 over his 20 year career, Matt is a passionate educator who strongly believes that the balance between academic, cultural, sporting and special character development is essential for establishing the vital skills needed to adapt to an ever increasing globalisation of learners.
Matt is married to Claire who is an early childhood educator and they have two young daughters. His interests include cooking, traveling, sports, camping and socialising with friends and family.