26 November 2018

From the Head of Senior School

Welcome back after what I hope has been an enjoyable and restful break for all boys and their families. I extend a special welcome to our Year 9 boys and their families as they join us in the Senior School this term.

Over the summer break we had a group of boys travel to India as part of a Scotch College Community Service Tour, while boys in the basketball programme travelled to the United States to compete in a basketball tournament. In late January we also had boys in a training camp for the upcoming rowing season and a Scotch College cricket team toured New South Wales playing against teams from a number of large Independent Schools from NSW, Victoria and Queensland. I have no doubt that the year ahead will be filled with equally impressive experiences, challenges and opportunities that will have us all looking back at 2016 in awe of what the boys have achieved.

While the opportunities that lie ahead for boys, in and out of the classroom, are numerous, they remain only opportunities unless boys are willing to 'have a go', accept challenges, aim high and make mistakes. It is amazing what can be achieved by focusing on the task at hand and doing it as well as it can be done. If boys repeat this simple approach with everything they do they will achieve things they never thought possible. The time for boys to set goals is now.

I look forward to watching the boys pursue opportunities across a broad range of fields as they make the year ahead one filled with highlights and rewards.

Dr Rob McEwan

Head of Senior School