Perth Western Australia
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Scotch College is a modern, progressive and successful independent school for boys.
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The College symbolically maintains its historical Scottish association. Tartan ties for individual School Houses and an internationally recognized Pipe Band all contribute to a unique sense of history and community at the School. These elements give Scotch a special distinctiveness as a school and help define our student community.
A Brief History
In 1896, the Revd D Ross proposed to the Perth Presbytery of WA that a Scotch College be established.
The School was officially opened in February 1897 in Beaufort Street, Perth with an initial roll of 28 pupils. Mr John Sharpe, MA, was the first Headmaster.
In 1904 Mr Sharpe resigned and Mr P C Anderson was appointed.
Through the generosity of Mr J M Ferguson, the present Senior School property in Swanbourne was purchased. The new buildings were opened in 1905 and catered for 140 boys.
The property to the north of Shenton Road was acquired during and after the First World War.
Mr P C Anderson retired as Headmaster in 1945. Senior Assistant, Mr G G Campbell acted as Headmaster until Dr G Maxwell Keys took over in 1947.
In 1968 Dr G Maxwell Keys handed over to Mr D H Prest. The Parents' Association was formed during Mr Prest's Headmastership.
Mr W R Dickinson was appointed Headmaster in 1972. During a 25 year period, the School established Moray - an outdoor education camp near Dwellingup; constructed a teaching block, a resource and computing centre, a new dining hall, and physical education centre; and restored Collegians House, the main administration building.
Mr W R Dickinson introduced the House system which is the foundation of the pastoral care programme at Scotch.
In January 1998, Revd Andrew P Syme commenced as Headmaster.
In July 2011, Dr Alec O'Connell commenced as Headmaster.