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Director of Residential Life

Most boys enter adolescence and Residential Life at roughly the same time. It is a time in a boy's life when he starts to pull away from his mum and look for strong male role models; a time when friendships mean everything. In our Residential Life programme, your son will find both.

We know boys, especially those from the country, need plenty of space - his new home away from home overlooks 15 hectares of playing fields. It's in the heart of one of Perth's most sought after locations, between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, and a short train ride to Perth or Fremantle.

The mateship that grows between boarders is unique, as the boys share in each other's highs and lows. Living in a community of 160 boys from diverse backgrounds and cultures, he'll also develop understanding, tolerance, flexibility, independence and maturity - qualities that will serve him well for a lifetime.

Our three Houses are grouped by year levels: Years 7 and 8 share one House; Year 9 has their own House; Years 10 to 12 share a House overlooking the playing fields.

We know that in Year 7 and 8, when boys are getting used to living away from home, they take comfort from dormitory-style accommodation. As they mature however, they start to need more personal space. In Years 10 and 11 boys share double rooms and where possible, in Year 12 boys will have their own room.

Also keeping a close watch on his total well-being will be the Head of Year, an academic staff member who lives on-site and is the central point of contact for boarders, teachers and parents. If needed, they will draw on the expertise of our registered nurses, school psychologist, Chaplain and other support staff.

From our pastoral care, family values and tutoring system, to our facilities and weekend activities, we've created a safe and caring environment that sets your son up for success emotionally, socially and academically. It's how we prepare boys for life. 

We invite you to come and visit our Residential College today.

Mr Marcus Wilkinson
Director of Residential Life

Scotch College is proud to be a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.