4 February 2019

Thank you and Farewell

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and farewell to the Scotch College Community. At the end of this year my time as Director of Teaching and Learning at the College will conclude.

My parting reflection relates to the tireless staff of the College. From the administrators, to the grounds team, the teachers through to the College leadership, we are truly blessed by the commitment these people make to educating your son on a daily basis.

Working across Pre-kindergarten to Year 12 has allowed me to see an extensive range of expertise conveyed with patience, perseverance and passion, all in the name of working to optimise your son's potential.

During my career at the College I have been fortunate to engage with educators from various local, interstate and international schools, without question our staff are amongst the most passionate, professional, innovative and skilled in the world.

The quality of education we deliver at Scotch College is world-class. The IB programmes have offered a challenging, rigorous framework for us to deliver an internationally comparable education. Operating an IB school is not easy, yet anything worth doing can be hard.

I have had the fortune of two experiences at Scotch College, the first as a student and the second as a member of staff. Both have shaped me in different ways. My student experiences have afforded me a foundation of lifelong values, friendship and a head-start that I was unable to realise at the time.

The second has provided me with rare professional opportunities and challenges that are usually reserved for those with more experience, I thank the College for the faith they have put in me. Additionally, I have received mentorship from some of the best educators in the country, something that has been truly defining for me personally.

Scotch College will always have a special place in my heart, while I never intended to return as a member of staff, I am grateful that I did.

Thank you for all of your support and I wish you and your son all the very best now and in the future.

Mr Peter Allen

Director of Teaching and Learning