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In his proposition to create the College in 1916, Dr
“The aim of the College is to build up strong Christian character on a broad religious basis and to train for useful and loyal citizenship and service, and to these ends first and foremost the courses of study and subsidiary institutions of the school will be directed.” It is also clear from Dr Gibb’s prospectus that education was to be personalised for each student.
Scots College will:
- Provide a caring and supportive school environment which involves students, families and staff
- Welcome applications from students of all faiths and none, value diversity, and recognise a wide range of interests, talents and abilities;
- Sustain strong relationships with its communities and with the Presbytery Central;
- Create learners who strive to be:
• Inquirers / Kaiuiui
• Knowledgeable / Mohio
• Thinkers / Nga whai whakaaro
• Communicators / Kaiwhakapa
• Principled / Tapatahi
• Open-minded / Makohakoha
• Caring / Manaaki
• Risk-takers / Waewae kapua
• Balanced / Whakatauritea Akonga ora
• Reflective / Whakaaroaro
Scots College will have a national and international reputation for excellence and realising the all round potential of each student.
To provide our students with an excellent and holistic education that allows them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and develop the necessary skills to Learn. For life.
Scots College will not initiate any new programme or service:
- Unless it contributes to our Vision, Mission and Purpose
- Unless it is consistent with our core values
- Unless there are sufficient resources and staff training to ensure effective implementation
- If it undermines future financial sustainability and independence
The Treaty of Waitangi
Scots College recognises the value of, and commitments to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as we prepare our students to become global citizens. We acknowledge the key concepts of partnership, participation, protection and knowledge. Te Reo and Te ao marama are strongly encouraged in the pursuit of wisdom and understanding as we affirm New Zealand’s unique identity.
Teaching and Learning
Whakaako me te Akoranga
A Scots education will prepare our students to be life-long learners.
Whainga e rua
Scots College will support staff in their personal and professional growth and encourage excellence in teaching and administration which delivers an holistic programme to our students.
Whainga e toru
Ensure Scots College remains a flourishing independent school and contribute towards a sustainable natural environment and society for future generations.
Future Focussed Learning
A key focus at Scots is to ensure students are well prepared for their life after school. That as well as providing the necessary knowledge to prepare our students for their futures we need to focus on the soft skills they will require to be successful such as emotional intelligence, social intelligence and cultural intelligence.
Core competencies for all students are: transferable skills including the 6Cs, digital preparedness and well-being strategies to assist students to be resilient.
Find out how a Future Focussed education is delivered in each of our schools read more here.
Strategic Statement 2020-2022
The Quad Magazine
The Quad is the Scots College Family Magazine distributed to the wider Scots College community.
Three issues per year. Subscribers receive an issue posted in the school holidays following Term 1, 2 and 3.