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 (OSC) Association contributes significantly to the life of the School through:

  • Maintaining social and sporting contact between ex-scholars.
  • Providing resources, personal support, mentoring and expertise to the School.
  • 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 School. 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.

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 (OSC). 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 10,000+ 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 recently endorsed OSC becoming an "entry point" membership based organisation. The collection point of membership fees for new students are now 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 (08) 9383 6849 for further details.

OSC COMMITTEE

President: Michael Silbert ('79)
Vice-President: Jeremy Walden ('91)
Treasurer: Michael Fitch ('79)
Secretary: Aaron McDonald ('01)

Committee Members:
Rob Ockerby ('58)
Peter Plaisted ('63)
Thomas Vinnicombe ('84)
William Hutton ('85)

Ex-Officio:
Dr Alec O'Connell, Headmaster
Paul Davidson, Bursar
James Hindle, Director of Wellbeing, Scotch College ('85)
Denver Quantrill, Past School Captain 2016 ('16)
Oliver Heath, Past School Captain 2015 ('15)
Will Goyder ('15)
Lach Pethick, Past School Captain 2014 ('14)
Cassandra Macgowan, OSC Alumni Officer

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Old Scotch Collegians hold a number of events during the year, including Reunions, joint functions with the PLC Old Girls Associations, sporting and industry events and more. These provide a way for Old Boys to re-connect with their peers and strengthen the bonds formed while at school, as well as connect with others in their industry. Please contact the OSC Office if you would like to be involved with coordinating any of the upcoming events. For a list of all our upcoming events and reunions, and to register your attendance, please click here.

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 Rowing at Scotch.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
  • annual Goland Club dinner

For more information please contact Mr Grant Ford on 9383 6863 or Grant.Ford@scotch.wa.edu.au

SUPPORTING SCOTCH COLLEGE

OSC provides support for the School in many ways.

Employment and Vocational Advice

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

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:

Opportunities and Ideas

Please contact the Development Office on 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 boys who would otherwise be unable to attend the school. A former member of the teaching staff, WA Gardner made a bequest in 1968 to establish the fund.

Application forms may be obtained by applying in writing to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services' Personal Assistant, Scotch College, PO Box 223, Claremont, WA 6910 or by email bernadette.boisen@scotch.wa.edu.au

PC Anderson Scholarship

The OSC commenced 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/Technology

  • John Inverarity (OSC '61): Past Test Cricketer; Headmaster; Selector - Cricket Australia
  • Dr Robert Paton: First vascular surgeon in Western Australia; pioneer of vascular surgery

Arts/Media

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

Sports

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

Politics/Law

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

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Contact OSC
Cassandra Macgowan
cass.macgowan@scotch.wa.edu.au
+61 9383 6849

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