Prep School

Welcome to our Prep School website which I hope gives you an insight into the Prep School and Scots College.

The Prep school vision is toCreate a learning environment that enables the development of future skills, promotes inquiry-based learning and fosters student agency to ensure students are future ready”.

Our Prep School provides a safe and caring environment for boys starting their schooling journey. Here boys can experience the joys and challenges of learning as they build a strong foundation of skills for their future years. We have a deliberate strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills and use inquiry based learning to understand concepts and issues in social studies, technology and science.

We proudly deliver the International Baccalaureate Primary Years programme (PYP) that focuses on delivering a quality, rounded education with relevant real-world contexts. Clear goals and expectations are discussed and negotiated with students so that they are active participants in their own learning. Responsibility for learning outcomes is shared between students, parents and teachers, resulting in increased motivation and commitment from students. 

We strive for our learners to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Our Prep School feeds into the Middle School and develops the skills needed to gain the most success from the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programme.

We support our boys to achieve to the best of their ability and are very proud of the world class education we deliver. We have talented staff, small class sizes, outstanding resources and a rounded education that includes Music instruction, learning of a second language, Outdoor Education opportunities and specialist Physical Education.

As you continue to browse through our website I hope you gain a sense of what an amazing place this is for your son(s). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to meet with you so you can see us in action and we can discuss your son and how we can be of assistance.

Prep School Vision (92Kb)

Mandy Patrick
Acting Principal of the Preparatory School

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About our Prep School Principal

Mandy joined Scots College Prep School in 2019 as the Deputy Principal and is the Acting Principal for Term 1 2020.

Mandy has taught a variety of roles over her 18 years of education, from classroom teacher to coordinator of Year Levels. She has taught in New Zealand, in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, London, Hong Kong before joining Scots in Wellington.

After starting a degree in Communications and Japanese Mandy changed direction to become a Primary School Teacher.  Mandy says “I have always loved interacting and being a part of all learning environments. Teaching was a great choice for me and I have never looked back.”

“I love teaching because it is about being a part of a community. Learning is for life and providing a space for all learners to feel supported and valued is something I am very passionate about. I love to see those moments when a learner connects with what they are learning.”

As a mum of three little boys they are her true passion at the moment. Before children Mandy played netball, touch rugby and in Hong Kong performed in a Kapa Haka group. Her favourite thing to do is put on a podcast and get out in nature.

Our Location

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