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Scots College Senior School offers students in their final years of secondary education the best start for their futures. Our core purpose is to develop all-round character and students are provided with a variety of opportunities in the areas of academia, sport, culture, service and spirituality.
We are proud of the young individuals 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 programme and spiritual heritage indicates our purpose in the development of citizenship. In short the students 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 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 have access to a well developed Future Pathways Programme (Careers). Incorporated into weekly tutorial time students develop skills to equip themselves with the tools and confidence to face a succession of jobs. In addition they have access to online future planning tools, forum evenings, work experience options and support towards post secondary pathways.
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, our international students also enrich our learning environment.
The Senior School has made some recent changes as part of our constant evaluation of education practice to ensure students are equipped with a future focussed education.
– A new Year 11 programme has been introduced that focuses on rich learning and better preparing students to succeed in Years 12, 13 and their futures.
– The Senior School has changed to become co-educational, welcoming girls in Years 11, 12 and 13.
– Further enhancing the educational experience at Scots the College has opened a new block, The McKinnon Block, that will allow for further learning environments that encourage collaboration and project based learning.
If you would like to find out more about these changes to the Senior School please visit the future focussed learning section of our website.
Scots has a tradition of academic excellence with results ranked among the top nationally. It is our vision to equip each student with the skills they need to succeed now and in their future. We believe the true measure of educational success may not be seen until much later in our life-long learners.
At Scots each student can achieve their potential, we look forward to working with you and your child to achieve this.
Senior School Principal