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Scots College

Boarding School - Day School
New Zealand, Oceania, Wellington

Overview

Scots College is a co-educational school in Wellington, for students from Year 1 to 13. Proudly an IB World School with a history of over 100 years of education, our motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round character. Proudly an IB World school with a history of over 100 years of education, the College’s motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round chara...
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Co-Education

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Nr of students

1200 students

Foundation

Founded in 1916

Accreditations

International Baccalaureate, NCEA

Academics

Scots College provides a range of learning programmes that prioritise holistic development, future readiness, individualized support, and academic excellence. By offering diverse pathways and fostering a nurturing learning environment, the College aims to empower students to become confident, adaptable, and well-prepared individuals in their pursuit of lifelong learning and success.

Future-Focussed Learning is a key aspect of the curriculum, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Through innovative learning approaches and digital fluency, students develop transferable skills and engage in hands-on activities that enhance their problem-solving abilities.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is offered across all three schools, providing students with a globally recognized qualification. The IB curriculum promotes international-mindedness, academic rigor, and holistic development. Students are challenged to think critically, inquire, and develop a deep understanding of various subjects. The programme fosters independent learning, research skills, and a broader perspective on cultural diversity and global issues.

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is another pathway available to students at the Senior School level. NCEA is the national qualification system in New Zealand and offers a range of subjects across different levels of achievement. It provides flexibility and caters to diverse learning needs, allowing students to choose courses aligned with their interests and strengths. Scots College has consistently achieved high NCEA pass rates, reflecting our commitment to academic excellence.

Able and Ambitious (also known as Gifted and Talented, or GATE) is available at the Junior and Middle School level. Recognising the unique abilities and potential of gifted students, GATE provides enrichment opportunities, specialised support, and tailored learning experiences. It nurtures and challenges students to reach their full potential academically, creatively, and intellectually.

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) is an important component of the learning experience at the College. EOTC activities offer students opportunities to apply their knowledge in real-world contexts, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and foster a deeper connection with the natural environment. These activities include field trips, outdoor education, cultural experiences, and community engagement, enhancing students’ personal and social development.

Āwhina Learning Support is available to students who require additional assistance to achieve their learning goals. The college provides a supportive environment and personalised learning strategies to meet the specific needs of students with diverse learning abilities. Qualified educators and support staff work closely with students and their families to ensure that every student can access the curriculum and thrive academically.

The Future Pathways programme focusses on guiding students toward their career aspirations and future goals. It offers career forums, mentoring, work experience opportunities, and access to online career tools. Through this programme, students receive guidance and support to make informed decisions about their educational pathways, explore different career options, and develop the necessary skills and qualifications for their chosen fields.

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Extra curricular

Everyone at Scots College is encouraged to take part in Sports or Creative & Performing Arts, and with so many codes to choose from, you are certain to find a sport you enjoy.

In summer, we offer athletics, cricket, cycling, golf, life-saving, handball, futsal, rowing, sevens, swimming, tennis, water polo, volleyball, and sailing. In winter, you can choose from badminton, basketball, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby, underwater hockey, and plenty more!

Our Creative & Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is a state-of-the-art creative teaching, rehearsal and performance facility. It houses a fully equipped theatre, computer pods for animation, art spaces, a recording studio and several acoustically designed music practice rooms, a designated rehearsal studio and facilities for film and animation production.

The arts and cultural experiences we provide our students with not only develop artistic proficiency, but also foster skills such as self-confidence, communication, teamwork, and resilience.

Whether it’s participating in a school choir or band, debating joining in a drama production, or learning an instrument, all our students have opportunities to develop a range of skills, perform on stage, and collaborate with fellow artists.

 

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Boarding

Boarding at Scots College is open to all students from Year 9 to 13. We offer a nurturing and inclusive boarding experience, providing our students with a supportive home away from home where they can thrive academically, grow personally, and form lifelong friendships.

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Classrooms
Swimming pool
Tennis court
Soccer court
Basketball court
Volleyball court
Hockey field
Laundry
Cinema
Arts room
Gym
Computer room
Music room
Library
Running track
Dance studio
Theater
Science room

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1200 students

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Scots College is a co-educational school in Wellington, for students from Year 1 to 13. Proudly an IB World School with a history of over 100 years of education, our motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round character. Proudly an IB World school with a history of over 100 years of education, the College’s motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round character. Students at Scots College are provided with opportunities in many areas to develop their potential across academia, sport, culture, service, and spirituality. We provide an individualised education, where every student is known and their educational needs are catered for with a team of passionate teaching staff who deliver a world class education. A Scots education equips each student to thrive now and in their futures, to learn. For life. With a rapidly evolving world influenced by increased globalisation and technological advancements, the College has a clear Future-Focussed Learning Strategy to ensure that each student at Scots College receives a high quality education, preparing them to successfully navigate the next steps of their education and futures in a continuously evolving world.

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Parking
Dining room
Classrooms
Swimming pool
Tennis court
Soccer court
Basketball court
Volleyball court
Hockey field
Laundry
Cinema
Arts room
Gym
Computer room
Music room
Library
Running track
Dance studio
Theater
Science room
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