Residential Life

Transition, Belong, Preparing for Life

Every aspect of Scotch College has been influenced by the developmental needs of boys. Our Residential Life programme is no exception.

Your son will develop a sense of belonging, create lifelong friendships and be part of a local community. 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.

To ensure a smooth transition to secondary school  and  living away from home we have developed the  Welcome to Scotch College (WTSC) a programme for incoming boarders that includes a sleepover and orientation in October and online course to nurture confidence and friendships.  We also offer the Academic Check Up Programme. Available to regional students in Year 2 and above, it offers boys the opportunity to be assessed annually on their progress in reading, writing and numeracy and provides support with recommended reading lists, websites and software. There is no charge for this programme and is open to all boys, regardless of whether or not they are registered with Scotch College.

We know all boys, particularly those who have grown up in the country, need plenty of space. Our Residential College overlooks 15 hectares of playing fields, so your son will have no shortage of room to kick a ball around with his new mates.

The size of our campus is even more remarkable, given we are in the heart of one of Perth's most sought after locations. Being so close to the Swan River and Indian Ocean, your son will have plenty of opportunities to try activities like surf lifesaving, rowing and sailing. We also organise frequent outdoor activities, including the opportunity to walk the Bibbulmun Track in stages. By Year 12, he will have completed the entire track – and developed resilience and team building skills along the way.

If you also have a daughter boarding, our location is easier for you too - we are within 5km of four of the eight major girls' boarding schools.

We also offer to our existing families the opportunity for their son to reside temporarily within our Residential Community. This can be for any length of time with some families choosing to use the experience to help develop independence, resilience and good study habits.  For further information, please click here

Our Residential College is home to 140 boys, from Years 7 to 12, cared for by a team of resident and academic staff. We invite you to come and visit our community and discover how our safe, caring environment ensures your son thrives while living away from home.

Mr Marcus Wilkinson
Director of Residential Life

Australian Boarding Schools Association

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


We are located at

Scotch College
76 Shenton Road,
WA 6050

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