The Backpage Term 3 Week 10

Saturday’s AAGPS Athletics carnival marked the end to the 2018 sports year, the 125th for our College.  The year possessed triumphs and heartbreaking defeats, but will always be remembered for it’s remarkable finish as our Athletics team, in a display of true Scots courage, won our first Premiership in Athletics since 1975.

I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our entire sports department.  We are fortunate to have a tremendous sports admin team, team of Directors and Coordinators in each sport, and coaching staff who are devoted to ensuring that every boy at Scots is challenged to strive for their best.

Our 125th year also saw the first “Scots Sport” luncheon.  For many, I’m sure, this will be one of the highlights and most memorable events of the 125 Calendar.  I would like to personally thank Nancy Inglis and her team for a huge effort in making this such a memorable event.

I would also like to acknowledge our parent support groups for the outstanding work that is done behind the scenes ensuring that we have the community support and assistance to make each and every sport an amazing experience for all of our boys.  We look forward to extending this support in future years.

Finally, to the boys of the College, and our year 12 graduates.  You have been a tremendous group of boys who have lead this College with a level of pride and humility that we have not seen before.  You should be proud of your achievements and the legacy that you leave behind. We are incredibly proud of you.

Congratulations on a successful 2018 sport year.  Have a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to kicking off the 2019 sport year in term 4.

Scots to the Fore!

Mr Graham Pattison
Director of Sport

From Mr Ed White, Senior Sportsmaster

Well it took since 1975, but Scots are now AAGPS Athletics Premiers. What a great day for the College! The ceremony was very confusing with Kings announced as Premiers even though Scots had won the day. The mistake was rectified and Scots were eventually the winners with 376 points, Kings 361 points and Newington in third with 356 points.

Some highlights on the day were Ted Ferguson winning the Opens High Jump, the Opens 4 x 400m winning, the Junior 4 x 400m breaking the GPS record and Luke Stammer winning the Under 17 800m.

The whole Scots team were fantastic on the day and deserved the victory. Well done to Graham Pattison, Matt Williams and all the amazing coaches for all their efforts. This was a great finish to the Term and we look forward to starting a fresh in Summer Sport in Term 4.

Below are the details for all the Senior School clinics, camps and tours that are running over these coming September/October holidays.

This schedule has also been published on the NEWS page of Schoolbox.

From Mr Daniel Markham, Director of The Mind Body Heart Pathway and Head of PDHPE

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most” Augusta F Kantra.

In 2014 I had the privilege to tour with The Scots College GPS Rugby squad to compete in a major schoolboy rugby festival held at the prestigious St Andrews College in Johannesburg South Africa. As part of the experience the squad was taken to the famous Ellis Park Stadium to enjoy a Super 15 Rugby fixture and a tour of the facilities. I remember walking into the changeroom of the home team and seeing the referenced quote about discipline high on the walls and in full view.

Personal discipline is perhaps the most pertinent requirement for success. It is not glamorous and generally overlooked for other easier to come by qualities but when you strip everything away, consistently choosing and acting in a way that aligns to your goals is the only way to succeed.

Everyday we are bombarded by choice and those that can consistently choose wisely will win. In essence it is a skill or a habit that can be improved and harnessed to yield results. The Mind Body Heart Pathway teaches boys how to build and harness personal discipline as part of their personal growth journey. There has never been a better time than now to get involved. Register using our MBH platform or App and get the STRONG advantage.

The choice is yours!

Holiday Training times:

WHAT: S&C Sessions & Speed Sessions

WHEN: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Excludes public holidays) 6.30am-8am (S&C) and 8am-9.30am (Speed)

WHERE: John Solomon Gym (S&C) and Fairfax (Speed)

WHO: All students years 7-12 (Senior School)

Senior Sports News

Cross Country


Rifle Shooting




Prep News

From Mr Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster

We have various Clinics during the Term 3 holidays. Please see below for details and links. For any queries regarding camps or for specific Sports, please contact the relevant Master in Charge.

Prep Sport Clinics Term 3 Holidays (October 2018)

Sport/Area: Prep Water Polo –Click here

Date: Monday 15 October, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Venue: The Scots College Pool

Age/Year group: Year 2 to Year 6 (2018)

Cost: $45

Organiser: Elisha Smith


Sport/Area: Prep Spring Holiday Aquatic clinic –Click here

Date: Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 October 2018 or

Date:Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 October 2018

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Venue: The Scots College Pool

Age/Year group: Year 2 to Year 6 (2018)

Cost: $60

Organiser: Yvette Higgins


Sport/Area: Prep Swimming personal stroke correction – Click here 

Date: Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 October 2018 or Tuesday 9, Thursday 11 October 2018

Time slots: 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm

Venue: The Scots College Pool

Age/Year group: Year 2 to Year 6 (2018)

Cost: $50

Organiser: Yvette Higgins


Sport / Area: Prep Basketball – Click here

Date: Thursday 11 October, Friday 12 October  and Monday 15 October 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Venue: Lion’s Den Gym (Senior School Campus)

Age / Year Group: Year 2  to Year 6

Cost: $90 for one day, $180 for 2 days, $270 for 3 days

Organiser: James Tracey

Contact 1:

Sport/Area: Prep Cricket –Click here

Date: Wednesday 10 Oct to Friday 12 October 2018

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Fairfax Courts / Nets

Age/Year group:Year 3 to Year 6

Cost: $60 for one day, $120 for two days, $180 for three days

Organiser: Greg Clarence

Contact 1:

Sport/Area: Prep Tennis – Click here

Date: Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Venue: Scots Macintyre Courts

Age/Year group: Year 2 to Year 6 (2018)

Cost: $90 per day or $400 for 5 days

Organiser: James Bruce

Contact 1:

For enquiries about Summer Sports, please contact the respective Master in Charge.

  • MIC Basketball - Mr James Tracey:

  • MIC Cricket - Mr Greg Clarence:

  • MIC Sailing - Mr Nick Spencer:

  • MIC Tennis - Mr James Bruce:

  • MIC Water Polo - Ms Elisha Smith:

  • MIC Swimming - Mr Brent Wilsmore:

Please see the link below for Term 4 Fixtures (Saturdays) along with several other important links regarding Summer Sport.

Overview of Sports Fixtures for Term 4

Venue Directory

Sports Additional Coaching Sessions

Sports Uniform Guidelines

Years 3 to 6 Summer Sport Selections 2018 – Information Note

Story of the Week - The Scots College, 2018 AAGPS Athletics Champions

Saturday 22 September 2018, the 123rd AAGPS Championships, it will go down in the history books for the College, when after a 43-year drought, we finally won the GPS Athletics Championships.

The boys that represented the College in the Opens team, deserved this championship so much and they were a credit to their families and the College. Remy Kidd was voted Captain of Athletics 2018 by his peers, while on Athletics camp up at The Sydney Academy of Sport, and he took to it like a duck to water. He has the respect of his peers and the staff and lead these boys to this most famous of victories and he will solely be missed as an athlete and a leader from the programme.

This victory could not have happened without the amazing coaches that put countless hours into this programme at difficult times of the day. The quality of their coaching and the passion they have for producing and improving athletes of the College is second to none and I love working with them.

All I can say is a very big thank you to Mr Pattison for all his support and guidance and everyone that supports or assists with the Athletics programme. I know we run a superb athletics programme, but sometimes you need that victory to prove it and support its development.

Thank you and enjoy your holidays.

Scots to the Fore!

Mr Matthew Williams, Director of Athletics & Cross Country

Opens AAGPS Champions Team (pictured above)

Opens 4 x 4 AAGPS Champions 2018 (pictured above)

Ted Ferguson, GPS Opens High Jump Champion (pictured above)

Campbell Pert, U17 Long Jump (pictured above)

Mr Graham Pattison, Remy Kidd (Athletics Captain) and Mr Matthew WIlliams (pictured above)