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The Backpage Term 2 Week 8

Last week, in the process of marking year 12 Science papers, I got derailed by an article in the copy of New Scientist sitting on staffroom table. The article took a scientific perspective on human nature and attempted to prove that in every human is an internal instinct that drives us to divide and separate but also, and more importantly, there exists an extinct that drives us to come together as a community. The scientist argued that there exists higher level and basic level instincts and that the instinct that drives us together falls within the higher level category, whereas the instinct that drives us apart fits within the lower. Read more...

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Thomas Yassmin joins UTAH

THOMAS Yassmin has still never played a game of American football in his life. He put on a helmet for the first time over the weekend. It felt “weird”; the 18-year-old had never even worn a cricket helmet, let alone the football equivalent he put over his head while in Salt Lake City. Yassmin’s foremost athletic experience came in the form of rugby, with the product of The Scots College earning a spot in the Australian Schoolboys team, dominating the wing with his impressive combination of size and speed. He was also a member of his school’s firsts basketball team, with his main exposure to football coming from what he saw on television, and video games. Still, despite having as little actual interaction with football as one could get, Yassmin’s future looks as bright as ever. He’s now a tight end, just signed to the University of Utah. Read more...

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2017 NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships

I am proud to report that the Prep Snowsports team has once again won the 2017 NSW Interschools Snowsports Championship Primary Boys School trophy. The boys competed extremely well throughout the week. However, strengthening competition from the other schools at the NSW Championships and the strong Victorian showings means that our Prep boys will face their biggest challenge in many years to retain the Australian Championship Shield when they compete at Mt Buller next week. Read more...

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Scots Quicks Continue To Rise Through The Ranks

Scots College 1st XI Bowlers Henry Thornton and Ryan O’Beirne have both recently received news from Cricket NSW that they have been awarded places in representative squads. Current Year 12 Student, Ryan O’Beirne has been awarded a spot in the Sydney Sixers Academy Squad for the upcoming season. Read more...

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Dedication of the Graeme Dedrick Scoreboard

Growing each year, the Back to Scots Weekend offers us a chance to reconnect and engage with our Old Boys, as we move towards the celebration of the College’s 125 years in 2018. Back to Scots represents where we are heading in the future and our proud living history; specifically, the traditions of mateship, camaraderie and sportsmanship that are emblematic of not just Scots but the broader Great Public Schools (GPS) community. Read more...

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National Cross Country championships

A big congratulations to George Verco in Year 5 who has also qualified for the National Cross Country championships. Read more...

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State Cross Country Championships

Today Jack Freer qualified for the State Cross Country Championships Read more...

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2017 Australian Sailing Champions

Congratulations to Gary Faulkner and our Sailing team - first time ever one school had provided both teams for the National final, a repeat of the NSW final and a great end to the season with our College finishing as National Champions in Sailing winning both the Gold and Silver medals. Read more...

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