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Old Scotch Collegians

A community for life

Founded in 1904, the OSC has over 15,000 members worldwide and is one of the largest of its kind in Australia.

With the vision of a community for life, our mission is: keeping Old Scotch Collegians connected and supporting the College as a united body through service, stewardship and giving.

Benefitting from our values of loyalty, honesty, integrity, respect and belonging, the Old Scotch Collegians Association contributes significantly to the life of the College through:

  • Maintaining social and sporting contact between ex-scholars.
  • Providing resources, personal support, mentoring and expertise to the College.
  • Providing scholarships and bursaries to support student enrolments.
  • Contributing to capital works and infrastructure of the school.

The Association is separately incorporated and elects a Committee to manage its affairs and liaise with the College. The Association also nominates two members to join the College Council.

Participation via the OSCs web-based alumni centre will allow you to remain in contact with peers. The OSC is actively working to enhance the benefits and services for members, and the range and importance of these opportunities is growing annually.

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From our patron

It is a sincere privilege as the Headmaster of Scotch to hold the dual honour of being the Patron of the Old Scotch Collegians. It is so important in life to remember that we are but stewards of the organisations for which we work, and the organisations which we serve.

As the Patron of the OSC, my role is to ensure that we never lose sight of our heritage and find every opportunity to acknowledge and thank the men and women, who, through their passion and commitment, have made Scotch the world class college and community it is today.

When our boys graduate after Year 12, they join a community for life, the OSC. As our boys journey through their schooling years, we must ensure they have opportunities to reflect about our fore fathers, acknowledge the contributions of the 15,000 OSC's who have gone before them and appreciate that they have responsibility for ensuring that the OSC remains a strong, vibrant and integral part of the Scotch community both today and for many years to come.

Dr Alec O'Connell

Life membership

The Old Scotch Collegians Association WA (Inc.) is pleased to welcome members to our extended clan either as Full or Associate Members.*

The OSCs represent a large and dynamic force within the Scotch College community and you will be an 'Old Scotch Boy' for many years longer than you will have been a student.

Our association takes pride in creating and maintaining deep ties between students, Old Boys, and the entire College community. We firmly believe that these relationships are forged and the benefits felt, from the first day a boy commences school.

The Scotch College Council has endorsed OSC becoming an entry point membership-based organisation. The collection point of membership fees for new students are paid upon entry to Scotch College, and invoiced alongside enrolment fees as a percentage of the endowment figure. Currently enrolled students will continue to receive an invoice for OSC life membership alongside their final tuition invoice.

*Associate Members are friends of the Old Scotch Collegians that can join our association and participate as social members with all the same benefits of an Old Scotch Collegian with the exception of voting rights and the right to sit on the Committee of The Old Scotch Collegians WA (Inc).

Associate Members can be drawn from academic or non-academic staff alike or from any part of the Scotch College community. Please contact the OSC Office on +61 8 9383 6849 for further details.

OSC Committee

President: Aaron McDonald (2001)
Vice-President: Alex Aberle-Leeming (2008)
Treasurer: Michael Fitch (1979)
Secretary: Jeremy Walden (1991)

Committee Members

Peter Plaisted (1963)
William Hutton (1985)
Mitchell Clarke (1917)
James Hindle (1985)
Richard Gardner (2000)
Lachlan Pethick (2014)
Denver Quantrill (2016)
William Goyder (2015)


Immediate Past President: Michael Silbert (1979)
2018 Captain of School: Lachie Phillips (2018)
2019 Captain of School: Harry Gilchrist (2019)
2020 Captain of School: Charlie Bevan (2020)
College Council Representative: Alan Murray (1981)
College Council Representative: Greg Ledger (1977)
Patron: Dr Alec O'Connell, Headmaster
Chief Financial Officer: Ian Anthony
Alumni Officer: Nadia Sierakowski

Societies and clubs

OSC societies and clubs connect past students to a range of areas throughout the school.

The Goland Club

The Goland Club supports Rowing at Scotch College. Membership is open to past Rowing students and those who have supported Scotch Rowing.

Support is provided through:

  • An annual appeal to fund the purchase of new equipment
  • Recruitment of coaches and maintenance assistants
  • Social functions to link past and current Scotch rowers and their families
  • The annual Goland Club dinner

For more information please contact our Head of Rowing Grant Ford on +61 8 9383 6863 or grant.ford@scotch.wa.edu.au

Supporting Scotch College

OSC provides support for the College in many ways.

Employment and vocational advice

Please let us know if you are interested in providing work experience or mentorship for students or OSC interested in your field.

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Financial support

Scotch College is enjoying one of the most vibrant and progressive periods in its rich history. The School is currently undergoing major building developments and the implementation of innovative classroom practices.

For over 100 years, OSC members have been very generous in their philanthropic contribution to the school. Please consider giving your support through:

  • Scholarships and bursary donations
  • Making a bequest
  • Capital gifts

Learn about Giving

Opportunities and ideas

Please contact the Development Office on +61 8 9384 6849 if you recognise opportunities or initiatives that may benefit the school.

These may be related to advances in teaching and learning, development of facilities or prudential but promising investments.

WA Gardner Bursary 

Bursaries from the WA Gardner Bequest were set up to support the enrolment of sons and grandsons of Old Scotch Collegians and cover the whole or part of tuition of students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

A former member of the teaching staff, WA Gardner made a bequest in 1968 to establish the fund.

To obtain an application form, please contact the Chief Financial Officer's Personal Assistant, Scotch College, PO Box 223, Claremont, WA 6910 or email bernadette.boisen@scotch.wa.edu.au.

PC Anderson Scholarship

The OSC began awarding the PC Anderson Scholarship annually in 1955 to a Year 11 student who is the son or grandson of an Old Scotch Collegian.

The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic ability and performance, leadership abilities and aspirations, interest and success in PSA sports and involvement and success in a broad range of co-curricular pursuits.

The Scholarship covers the student's final two years of schooling and the fees for the successful recipients are adjusted accordingly.

Notable alumni

Academia, Science and Technology

  • John Inverarity (OSC 1961): Past Test Cricketer; Headmaster; Selector, Cricket Australia
  • Dr Robert Paton: First vascular surgeon in Western Australia; pioneer of vascular surgery

Arts and Media

  • David Raines
  • Cameron Hay
  • Gareth McGrillen
  • Rob Swire
  • Toby Schmitz
  • Matt Parkinson


  • Drew Banfield
  • Jamie Beadsworth
  • Mal Brown
  • Peter Evans
  • Mark Gale
  • Terry Gale

Politics and Law

  • Peter Collier
  • Roger Cook
  • Hon. John McKechnie
  • Noel Crichton-Browne
  • John Dawkins
  • James Edelman
  • Geoffrey Kennedy
  • David Sadleir

Upcoming events

The Old Scotch Collegians hold a number of events during the year, including reunions, joint functions with the PLC Old Girls Association, sporting and industry events and more. These provide a way for OSC to re-connect with their peers, strengthen the bonds formed while at school, and connect with others in their industry.

Please get in touch with our team if you would like to be involved with coordinating any of the upcoming events.

For more event details, visit the Scotch College calendar.

Reporter Collection for 2020 Leavers

Friday 30 July | Mathematics and Commerce Building, Chapel Lawn

Register now

Return to the Grounds

Saturday 31 July | Playing Fields, Scotch College

Learn more

Class of 1971 Fifty Year Reunion

Friday 13 August | Details TBC

Tickets TBC

Wine Tasting Evening

Thursday 26 August | Swanbourne Cellars

Tickets TBC

Class of 1981 Forty Year Reunion

Friday 17 September | The Camfield

Tickets TBC

Founders' Day Dinner

Friday 22 October | 6pm | Dining Room, Scotch College

Book tickets

Tennis Tournament

Date TBC | Claremont Lawn Tennis Club

We're getting our tennis community together for a social tournament. 

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Our Alumni team

Nadia Sierakowski
Alumni Officer

Kate Chesson
Alumni Assistant

+61 8 9383 6800

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Scotch College acknowledges the Wadjuk Noongar and Wilman Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the College and our campuses stand. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the sovereign First Peoples of this place.