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               IN THIS ISSUE
               MESSAGE		 2
               OUR ACHIEVEMENTS 6
               BROMAD		 8
               EOTC WEEK		      14
               GREAT SCOTS		    34
               ARCHIVES		       36
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QUAD                   APRIL 2019

                                                                       No.                                                CALENDAR DATES
                                                                                                                          TERM 2
                                                                                                                          Mon 29 April                      Mon 3 June
                                                                                                                          Term 2 Begins                     Queen’s Birthday
                                                                                                                          ANZAC Service                     College Closed

                                                                                                                          Fri 3 May                         Tue 4 June
                                                                                                                          Prep School,                      Staff Professional
                                                                                                                          Mothers to School                 Development Day

                                                                                                                          Thu 9 May                         Tue 11 June
                                              2    Headmaster’s Message            10 Artist in Residence
                                                                                                                          College Info Evening              SCPA meeting
                                              4    Board Update                    13 Gibb House
                                                                                                                          Fri 10 May                        Fri 14 June
                                              4    Chaplain’s Chat                 14 EOTC Week                           Experience Yr 9 Day               Experince afternoon for
                                              6    Our Achievements                28 Rata Studios                                                          Girls at Scots College
                                                                                                                          Tue 14 May
                                              7    BP Business Challenge           31 SCOBA Update                        SCPA AGM                          Wed 19 June
                                                                                                                                                            Yr 13 Mothers and
                                              8    BROMAD                          36 From the Archives                   Fri 17 May
                                                                                                                                                            Sons Dinner
                                                                                                                          Prep Cross Country
                                                                                                                                                            Thu 20 June
                                                                                                                          Wed 22 May
                                                                                                                                                            SCOBA Debate
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                                              EDITOR                                                                      Wed 29 May
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                                              Beau Langdale (Y7) competes at
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Co-education at                                                                                                                                        College
Scots College                                                                                                                                          Head Boy
It is now a little over a year since our announcement that we     THERE IS NO                                                                          First and foremost, it is an
were going to introduce girls in the Senior School at Scots in                                                                                         honour to be serving as the
                                                                  DOUBT IN OUR
2020 and a lot has happened. Our Future Focussed learning                                                                                              Head Prefect of the College
strategy has been well received and we have now restructured      MINDS THAT THE                                               THE MCKINNON BUILDING
                                                                                                                                                       for 2019.
our curriculum management, retimetabled and introduced            TIME FOR THIS
                                                                                                                                                       Term 1 has raced by, and
a new programme at Year 11. The McKinnon Block is well            CHANGE IS NOW                                                                        the boys are straight into the
underway and on schedule to be completed in November,
                                                                  AND THAT IT WILL                                                                     swing of things. Particular
ready for 2020.                                                                                                             FLOOR PLAN: GROUND FLOOR
                                                                  BE OF BENEFIT TO                                                                     mention has to be given
There was immediate interest in girls’ places following the                                                                                            to the awesome athletics
                                                                  BOTH THE YOUNG
announcement and we have had a steady stream of families                                                                                               day, along with the equally
undertaking interviews for the 60 places that are available in    WOMEN AND THE                                                                        great work from all boys in
Years 11, 12 and 13 next year. I have written to all College      YOUNG MEN OF THE                                                                     their respective House Haka      Our two sub-goals include
families and asked that they register their interest if they      SENIOR SCHOOL IN                                                                     competitions; haka at its        a greater eco-friendly focus
have a daughter they wish to enrol as I expect places will fill                                                                                        electrifying best.
                                                                  PREPARING THEM                                                                                                        and a stronger Supporter’s
quickly following the marketing campaign launched at the                                                                                                                                Club drive. Potential eco-
                                                                  TO THRIVE IN                                                                         My vision for 2019 is all
start of March. I would also like to encourage any Old Boys                                                                                                                             friendly initiatives include
                                                                                                                                                       about getting the boys to put
who wish to consider this to contact us asap. We have also        THEIR FUTURES                                                                                                         beach cleans and trap setting
                                                                                                                                                       their values into action. An
had our first enrolments in boarding and from international                                                                                                                             for the predator free 2050
                                                                                                                                                       example of a value I stand
students.                                                         Virtutem Paret Doctrina                                                                                               campaign.
                                                                                                                                                       for is kindness. Converting
In the interim we have designed the new girls uniform and                                                                                              this value into kindness         The start of the term has
commenced work around the sporting and cultural options           GRAEME YULE
                                                                                                                                                       towards others can be as         been really positive. With the
we wish to offer as well as looking at our EOTC programme.        HEADMASTER                                                                           simple as greeting a fellow      fantastic prefect group this
To assist us in our planning we have had staff visit us from St                                                                                        student walking through the      year I am confident that as
Paul’s Collegiate and had regular meetings with both St Paul’s                                                                  FLOOR PLAN: LEVEL 1    corridor. Or praising the good   a College we will keep this
and Kings College. Recently I visited Barker College in Sydney                                                                                         work done by somebody, in        momentum going to the end
                                                                                                           SENIOR UNIFORM
with Middle School Principal Matt Allen and Aitken House                                                                                               or outside the classroom.        of the year.
Dean Adrian Slack to look at their transition to co-education.
                                                                                                                                                       The prefect team has
Later in the year we have scheduled sessions for staff, current                                                                                                                         GEORGE SLADDEN
                                                                                                                                                       created the goal to build an     HEAD PREFECT
students and parents to update them on the changes for next
                                                                                                                                                       environment at the College
year. Meetings will be held with year groups of the boys who
                                                                                                                                                       that actively shows unity
will enter the co-ed Senior School next year to further outline
                                                                                                                                                       and positivity. We have also
the reasons for the change and the culture we wish to create.
                                                                                                                                                       formed two more tangible
Currently we are in the process of appointing a new Deputy                                                                                             sub-goals that will help
Principal who will oversee the girls in the College as well as                                                                                         to further promote this
other senior leadership portfolios.                                                                                                                    environment.
Our announcement has been overwhelmingly well received
by all sectors of our community and we are committed to
ensuring that this change is well managed.

                                                                        A CO-EDUCATIONAL SENIOR SCHOOL FROM 2020
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                                                                                                                                                                   2018                                                             THE PIPE BAND IN ACTION

          Board                                                                  Chaplain’s                                                                        Academic                                                            Pipe Band’s
          Update                                                                 Chat                                                                              Results                                                             Success
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////         ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////   //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////             GRADE 4A NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

          The Board has had a busy                                               In Matthew chapter 7 Jesus uses the illustration of a wise                    IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME                                                    It has been an incredibly busy   win the Juvenile section of
          start to the year, kicking                                             builder building on a strong foundation and a foolish builder                                                                                         start to 2019 for the Scots      the competition.
          off with the second of our                                             building on sand. This lesson is often shared with me in jest as                                                                                      College Pipe Band. For the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Scots College                                                                        In our preparation for
          strategy sessions in late                                              the Miramar Peninsula is known for its sandy make up.                                             (last year in parenthesis)                          band, the competition season
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nationals at the end of
          January. We use this session                                                                                                                                                                                                 starts in late January, with
                                                                                 As I’ve watched the foundations for the McKinnon Building be                 Pass Rate            96.4% (75%)                                                                          March, the band was asked
          to fine tune our plans for                                                                                                                                                                                                   the annual Turakina Highland
                                                                                 laid, it has become apparent that Scots is indeed a house built              Average              33 (33) Points                                                                       to open children’s television
          the year, which had been put                                                                                                                                                                                                 games. This event saw a
                                                                                 on the rock.                                                                                                                                                                           show “What Now?” This was
          together some months earlier                                                                                                                                                                                                 developing Scots College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a fantastic opportunity for
          following our August strategy                                          It was amazing to watch the foundations go down. I estimated                                                                                          Pipe Band walk away with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        all of the bandsmen involved
          session. There is a lot                                                the steel piles to be three stories high before they started                                                                                          the Juvenile band trophy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and saw the Pipe Band
          happening at the College this                                          screwing them into the ground. I later learnt that once those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This was followed by the         perform for the nation.
          year and the Board is mindful of the need for us to stay on            three stories were in, another pile (the same length) was fused               NCEA                                                                    Pipe in the Park competition.
          course with strategy implementation and to provide support             on top and they continued to screw into the ground in search                                                                                                                           The National Competition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This event would see the
          and guidance to the management team in the implementation              of the rock. The McKinnon building goes six stories down so                                        Scots College              Decile 8-10                                              was held in Dunedin this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       return of Scots College Old
          process.                                                               it can be built on a firm foundation.                                                              (last year in parenthesis) Schools Nationally                                       year. A small, but well-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Boy Dominic Coffin, who
                                                                                                                                                              Level 1               91% (96%)                   92% (84%)                                               practiced band performed in
          The most visible evidence of change going on at present is in          When we talk about developing all round character, this relies                                                                                        served admirably as the snare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Grade 4A and Juvenile
          the area known as Gibb North, and at the back of the College           on a strong foundation. This foundation may not be easy to                   Merit                                                                    drummer helping the band to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        competitions. It is with pride
          grounds with the ongoing construction of the McKinnon                  find. As a College we need to dig deep together.                             Endorsements          60% (50%)                   54% (35%)              win the Grade 4 competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that I can report that the
          building. The demolition of Gibb North to make way for the                                                                                          Excellence                                                               The band would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scots College Pipe Band
          new staffroom which we hope to have completed by mid May               AS I’VE WATCHED THE FOUNDATIONS                                              Endorsements          22% (18%)                   21% (20%)              publicly thank Dominic for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are the Grade 4A National
          to enable staff to vacate the Hub, and allow Senior Students           FOR THE MCKINNON BUILDING BE                                                 Level 2               95% (96%)                   95% (89%)              his assistance in this.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Champions for 2019. It has
          to regain their patch. The McKinnon Building will take this
                                                                                 LAID IT HAS BECOME APPARENT THE                                              Merit                                                                    The band was able to             been 32 years since this
          year to be constructed and when that comes onstream it will                                                                                         Endorsements          42% (42%)                   43% (32%)              compete at home for the          happened last, and is an
          provide much needed classrooms and specialist rooms for the            SCOTS IS INDEED A HOUSE BUILT ON
                                                                                                                                                              Excellence                                                               Regional competition. This       amazing achievement for the
          expanded roll from 2020 onwards.                                       THE ROCK                                                                     Endorsements          22% (19%)                   22% (18%)              was held here at Scots           boys involved.
          What is not as visible but nevertheless is just as important           DAVID JACKSON                                                                Level 3               92% (96%)                   91% (83%)              College, coinciding with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IAN LESLIE
          is the rollout of the new Year 11 curriculum. The Board has            COLLEGE CHAPLAIN                                                                                                                                      bienniel College Gala Day.       PIPE BAND MANAGER
          been right behind this initiative as we see it as a key platform                                                                                    Endorsements          42% (32%)                   47% (35%)              Again, the band was able to
          for what students need to learn going forward. The Board is
          very appreciative of the efforts of the Senior School Principal                                                                                     Endorsements          13% (19%)                   15% (19%)
          Mr Christian Zachariassen, who has overseen this project and
                                                                                                                                                              UE                    91% 92%)                    91% (61%)
          ensured that the transition has been as seamless as possible.
          Since my last report in the Quad, we have welcomed two new                                                                                         *These results exclude IB students
          members onto the board in the form of Steven McJorrow
          and Jo Healey. Both Stephen and Jo bring particular skills to
          the board table that we need and their contribution is already
          proving valuable. Further appointments are planned this year
          to keep us active with respect to board succession.

          PHILIP POPPE


                                                                               THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE MCKINNON BUILDING                                                                                                              SCOTS COLLEGE PIPE BAND AFTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WINNING GRADE 4A AT NATIONALS
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Year 11

Student                                                                                                                                 Business
Achievements                                                                                           ISAAC SAILO                      Challenge                                                        MAEA TEMA-SCHMIDT, VALENTINE PARKER, PATTY BLACKMAN, CHESTER BODMAN,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         NAM HA, JACK VAN BOHEEMAN, ALEX SCHOFIELD PRESENT TO OLD BOY

Oli Dunbar (Y8) was             Alex Paulsen (Y12),                                                                                      At the start of term one as part of our Future Focussed          WHAT DID THE STUDENTS DO?
selected for the NZ Junior      Benjamin Old (Y12),                                                                                      Learning strategy, all our Year 11 students participated in      In just three days the students:
Squash team to play a two       Oskar Van Hattum (Y13),                                                                                  the BP Business Challenge. The BP Business Challenge is a        • Learn how to come up with an idea for a business
test series against Australia   Kris Naicker (Y12),                                                                                      unique 3-day experiential learning programme that develops       • Form a virtual company with Directors roles
                                Joseph Lee (Y12), Finn                                                                                   skills, understandings and attitudes about how a successful      • Devise a product which solves a problem
Junior Floorball placed
                                O’Connor and Adam                                                                                        business operates and connects the students with their local     • Research the product, target market and competition
2nd at the national Junior
                                Hillis (Y13) represented                                                                                 business community.                                              • Develop a business plan
Floorball Tournament
                                NZ in the recent Oceania                                                                                                                                                  • Present their business plan to the judges
                                                                                                                                         With brilliant ideas, strong business plans, and solid
                                U17 Football Championships
                                                                                                                                         presentations, the 120 students who took part in BP Business     ON DAY 1 THE STUDENTS:
                                and have qualified for the                      ETHAN WEBSTER-NONU, SAGE SHAW-TAIT AND RODERICK SOLO
SENIOR SCHOOL                                                                                                                            Challenge 2019 have proven there is huge talent for creative     •Make a team and participate in team building activities
                                upcoming World Cup.
Aidan Christians (Y11)                                                                                                                   entrepreneurship in our school.                                  •Brainstorm like crazy about some great
was selected for the AFL        Roderick Solo (Y13),                                                                                                                                                      (and not so great) product ideas
                                                                                                                                         The programme is run by two external facilitators who have
National Junior Development     Sage Shaw-Tait (Y13)                                                                                                                                                      •Pick a product idea (preferably a great one)
                                                                                                                                         practical business experience and a background in working
squad in 2018.                  and Ethan Webster-Nonu                                                                                                                                                    and create a business outline
                                                                                                                                         with young people.
                                (Y13) were selected for the                                                                                                                                               •Present the business outline to the wider group
Edward Osei-Nketia              New Zealand Schools team                                                                                 Paul Newsom, the school engagement officer for the
(Y12) won the National Club                                                                                                              BP Challenge, said “Students walk away with a learning           ON DAY 2 THE STUDENTS:
                                that won the World Rugby 7s
Senior Men’s 100m in a time                                                                                                              experience that is practical and calls on the experience of      •Learn the nitty gritty bits: business strategy,
of 10.64. Edward also placed                                                                                                             those that have gone before them. The judges walk away with      marketing, production, financial management
1st at the Australian U20       Isaac Sailo (Y13) was                                                                                                                                                     •Use this knowledge to create a business plan
                                                                                                                                         a rewarding experience of giving back, and many go on to
100m race in Sydney with a      selected for the Fiji Schools                                                                                                                                             •Take ownership of a specific area of the business
                                                                                                                                         provide further mentoring to these students.”
time of 10.60.                  Rugby 7s team.
                                                                                                                                         On the final day the students delivered their ideas to judges    ON DAY 3 THE STUDENTS:
William Thompson (Y11)                                                         DARREN PATRICK, JESSE MORGAN AND RUSSELL HIRST
                                                                                                                                         made up of various business leaders, all of whom were Scots      •Make a final business plan
won gold in the National                                                                                                                 Old Boys, detailing expected customers, prices, strengths and    •Present to judges about the team’s business
Junior 3m diving board event.                                                                                                            weaknesses. The judges were impressed with the quality of        and why it’s awesome
                                                                                                                                         work from all the groups. But eventually there could only be     •Reflect on what they’ve learnt.
Darren Patrick (Y13),
Russell Hirst (Y13) and                                                                                                                  two winners, Eco Homes and Carrera Brothers’.                    DANIEL DYER
                                                                                                                                                                                                          YEAR 11 PROGRAMME
Jesse Morgan (Y12)                                                                                                                                                                                        COORDINATOR
were selected for the NZ U19
Men’s National Floorball team
Senior Futsal placed
2nd at the National Futsal
                                                                                                                                       LOUIS CRAIG, FRANCESCO PETANGA, AADITYA GUPTA,         SAMUEL MOORE, MICHELE PETANGA,
Tournament                                                                                                                             CAMPBELL KIDD, ALESSANDRO PETANGA                      TOM BLOOMFIELD, LUCCA TUFFERY

                                          ALEX PAULSEN, OSKAR VAN HATTUM, ADAM HILLIS, BENJAMIN
                                          OLD, JOSEPH LEE, KRIS NAICKER AND FINN O’CONNOR                                                                                                                                                                       Pg./7
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     BROMAD                                                                                                                                                                                    Week
                                                      JUNYEOP LEE (Y12), NIKLAS BEST (Y12) AND JACK ARCHIBALD (Y12)

                                                                                                                              THE SRI LANKAN DANCE ACADEMY

                      BROMAD is over for another year. This week was a real             SUPREME AWARD                                                                                          We have had a growing number of students competing during
                      example of the way the arts draws people together and             Ruben Marull – Classical guitar                                                                        Summer Tournament Week and is has been pleasing to see
                      provides the opportunity to share perspectives and express                                                                                                               some fantastic results come through. Highlights of the week
                                                                                        MOST OUTSTANDING
                      identity.                                                                                                                                                                were Year 13 Josh Mallett who placed 5th in his A final of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               U18 single sculls and the Senior Futsal Team who placed 2nd
                      We had a great week celebrating our own talent and                Empty Room (Band featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                               after a hard fought final against St Thomas losing in a penalty-
                      dedication to the arts, and we were also inspired by              Jack Archibald, Niklas Best and
                                                                                                                                                                                               shoot out. Students and supporters crowded the sidelines at
                      performances of others.                                           Junyeop Lee)
                                                                                                                                                                                               ASB for the Futsal final, showing strong support for the boys
                      Old Boy and stand-up comedian Joe Daymond began the               MOST OUTSTANDING                                                                                       in what was a tough game. Results:
                      week. Joe was Head of Mawson House in 2013 and he was             SOLOIST
                                                                                                                                                                                               JUNIOR  FLOORBALL – 2nd
                      joined on the couch, Graham Norton style, by Mawson Dean,         Charlie Dundon – Street dancer
                                                                                                                                                                                               SENIOR  FLOORBALL – 4th
                      Callum Brookes and Tutors, Geoff Hall and Rebecca Milne.
                      About to leave us to spend time with her family, this event       HIGHLY COMMENDED                                HUGO RACHAKARAKIJ (Y7)                                 JUNIOR  FUTSAL – 17th (winners of the Bowl)
                                                                                                                                                                        SEBASTIAN HEINE-
                      confirmed for us all that Rebecca has a career option in          Cullen Tran – Pianist                                                           SHELDRAKE (Y7)         SENIOR  FUTSAL – 2nd
                      comedy.                                                                                                                                                                  ROWING – a number of really encouraging results.
                                                                                        HIGHLY COMMENDED
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The most notable result was Josh Mallett 5th
                      The Sri Lankan Dance Academy starring our own Year 13,            Alex Usher – Pianist and vocalist
                                                                                                                                                                                                        in a final of the U18 single sculls.
                      Sakila Wanigasinghe, were hugely well received by the boys.       JUDGES’ SPECIAL                                                                                        TENNIS – 7th
                      Our honoured guests were Mrs Dayani Gonsalkorale, the             AWARD                                                                                                  VOLLEYBALL (div 3) – 9th
                      founder of the group and her husband, Dr Nihal Gonsalkorale       Sebastian Heine-Sheldrake –
RUBEN MARULL (Y12)                                                                                                                                                                             WATER POLO (NISS div 2) – 4th
                      whose son Nishan left the College in 1996.                        Comedian
                                                                                                                                                                                               A big thank you to the many staff and parents behind the
                      We were blown away by the amazing sound of the NZ School          AUDIENCE CHOICE                                                                                        scenes enabling our boys to compete and train for these
                      of Music Big Band directed by the legendary Rodger Fox. The
                                                                                        AWARD                                                                                                  tournaments
                      jazz boys were also lucky enough to have a really inspirational
                                                                                        Hugo Rachakarakij – Vocalist
                      workshop with Rodger and the benefit of that was evident                                                                                                                 GEOFF HALL
                                                                                                                                                                                               ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL,
                      when the boys performed in out TGIF concert on Friday.                                                                                                                   CO-CURRICULAR
                                                                                        Thanks again to The
                      The highlight of BROMAD is always Scots' Got Talent and
                                                                                        Penthouse Cinema and Café
                      this year we had two! Scots Prep’s Got Talent showcased the                                           OLD BOY JOE DAYMOND
                                                                                        for very generous support of
                      talents of our smallest students. Winners were:
                                                                                        this event. See you again for                                 ALEX USHER (Y8)
                      Nathan Hu (Y3) – pianist (Junior Syndicate winner)
                                                                                        our rebranded SOMAD 2020!
                      Christian Lobb (Y4) – pianist (Senior Syndicate winner)
                      Jayden Dickison (Y6)– drummer (Supreme award winner)              CLAIRE HALL
                                                                                        ARTS CO-ORDINATOR
                      These three boys also performed at Scots' Got Talent for
                      Christchurch. Koha from this event plus a mufti collection that
                      day helped us raise $4,000 for the Christchurch Branch of
                      Red Cross.
                      We were treated to a number of high quality performances
                      and the evening ended with the Strathmore Singers, the
                      Prefects, Maori and Pasifika students group, international                                                                                                                 SCOTS COLLEGE ROWING TEAM PARADE THROUGH CAMBRIDGE
                      students and some of our Muslim students dedicating a                                                                                                                      TOWNSHIP IN THE BUILD UP TO THE AON MAADI CUP 2019

                      heartfelt performance of the Hollies’ classic He Ain’t Heavy to
CHARLIE DUNDON (Y9)   the people of Christchurch.

                                                                                           CULLEN TRAN (Y11)
                                                                                                                                            ANDREW MOORE (Y13)

                                                                                                                                                                        JAYDEN DICKISON (Y6)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    A WORKING ACTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (I HAVE PERFORMED IN 30 OR SO STAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRODUCTIONS, AND CHOREOGRAPHED AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DIRECTED A SMALLER NUMBER)

Artist in Residence                                                                                                                Staff in Profile: Alan Smith

The Artist in Residency          Since Scots he has built over   from various photography                                                                                                             WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT AND
programme welcomed its           20 years of experience as       masters. I have been able        Year 12 student Jesse                                 ALAN SMITH WITH CHARLIE BATCHELOR AND         WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT HIGH SCHOOL?
                                                                                                                                                        CHESTER BODMAN IN HIS YEAR 11 MATHS CLASS
sixth resident, Antony Nobilo,   a photographer with time        to offer experiences from        Morgan, undertook a small                                                                           My favourite subject was mathematics, but I did enjoy learning
and what a pleasure to be        spent in London, Amsterdam      a commercial angle which         project photographing the                                                                           almost anything. I have no opinion of what I was like at high
hosting an Old Boy too.          and for the past two years      has hopefully offered the        Scots uniform from 1930                                                                             school, but I am sure plenty of others might have strong
                                 he has been based in            boys an insight into life as a   using the original College                                                                          opinions (good and bad), including my past teachers.
Antony attended Scots
                                 Sydney. Antony has been         current professional who has     buildings as a backdrop.
College from 1985 to 1998.                                                                                                                                                                            WHAT IS YOUR KEY TIP FOR A STUDENT
                                 fortunate enough to work        been able to harness new
While at Scots he was                                                                             Antony has generously                                                                               STUDYING MATHEMATICS AND ROBOTICS?
                                 with a wide range of clients    technology from an art and
Sportsman of the Year and                                                                         donated five prints from his                                                                        Break things down into manageable pieces. Don’t try to do
                                 photographing everything        film background.”
won the House Shield as a                                                                         Camera collection to the                                                                            everything in your head; getting information and ideas written
                                 from fashion catalogues for
Prefect and Head of Uttley                                       During his residency Antony      College to also be hung in the                                                                      down in a logic manner is really useful.
                                 in-store posters for Tata
House. A keen photographer                                       also commissioned a portrait     McKinnon Building, adding to
                                 India, wedding magazine                                                                                                                                              WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST REWARDING AND
during his latter years at                                       of his Headmaster Mr I           the impressive collection of
                                 editorial projects in the                                                                                                                                            MOST CHALLENGING ABOUT WORKING IN
Scots he was constantly                                          McKinnon and wife Mrs J          art from the College’s Artist
                                 Bahamas, Maldives and                                                                                                                                                EDUCATION?
taking photographs and still                                     McKinnon which will be           in Residence programme.
                                 Portugal, editorial shoots                                                                                                                                           Helping students discover their passions is one of the most
sees various themes running                                      hung in the new McKinnon
                                 for Gucci in London shot in                                                                                                                                          rewarding aspects of being a teacher. One of the more
through his work today.                                          Building once opened.            Check out Antony’s portfolio
                                 Westminster Abbey as well                                                                                                                                            challenging aspects is the pace of change, but education is
                                                                                                  of work online at:
                                 as in Paris for Chanel in the   Upon discovering the                                              TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF                                not alone in that.
IT’S GREAT TO                    Coco Chanel apartment.          impressive College archives
                                                                                                                                   I left school at the end of Year 12 (6th Form, as it was then)
BE BACK. TO                      He has also photographed        collection Antony, alongside                                      to become a trainee accountant. After a couple of years I left     A HIGHLIGHT FROM YOUR TIME AT SCOTS
BE HONEST THE                    for New Zealand Women’s                                                                           that career to become a hairdresser (owning my own salon           SO FAR?
                                 Weekly in New York, Venice                                                                        at one stage). Throughout the mid 80s I was also a working         The highlight for me has been getting to know a great bunch
SCHOOL HAS MANY                                                                                                                                                                                       of dedicated colleagues, and enthusiastic students.
                                 and London.                                                                                       actor and choreographer (I have performed in 30 or so stage
NEW MODERN                                                                                                                         productions, and choreographed and directed a smaller
                                 Antony visited the College                                                                                                                                           WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF
CLASSROOMS BUT                                                                                                                     number).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SINCE BECOMING A TEACHER?
                                 during March, spending
IT FEELS LIKE                    two weeks with students                                                                           In the late 80s I decided to make a big change and went to         I have learned that it is more important to put energy into
YESTERDAY THAT                   in all three schools.                                                                             University to study Mathematics, Computer Science and              WHO we teach rather than WHAT we teach at school.
I WAS HERE.                      Working closely with                                                                              German. This was the start of transitioning into Secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                                      WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T KNOW
                                 HOD of Art, Matt Jarry,                                                                           Teaching. At this time I was the director of a theatre school
LOTS OF GREAT                                                                                                                                                                                         ABOUT YOU?
                                 Antony shares “Matt has                                                                           of some 300+ students and teaching the continuing education
MEMORIES FROM                                                                                                                                                                                         I have taught in schools in Fiji, Singapore, England, Malaysia
                                 excellent photography                                                                             drama course at the same university where I was studying. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Australia for the past two decades, but am happy to have
MY 13 YEARS                      history knowledge so                                                                              the early to mid 90s I began my teaching career. By this time
                                                                                                                                                                                                      had the opportunity to come back home to New Zealand.
HERE                             has guided the students                                                                           I was married (to Sheree) with three daughters. In the late 90s
                                 with top-level references                                                                         my family and I decided to start the international phase of our    WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE
                                                                                                                                   lives, teaching and living in Fiji, Singapore, England, Malaysia   YOU’VE RECEIVED?
CAPTIONS                                                                                                                           and Australia. We continued that adventure for the best part       You only get one life, so don’t become a spectator, become a
TOP LEFT                                                                                                                           of 20 years, gaining great experience in the International
JESSE MORGAN (Y12) DRESSED IN A 1930S SCOTS UNIFORM               1998 - PREFECTS                                                                                                                     participant in life.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTONY                                                                                                             Baccalaureate system. Sheree and I are members of the
TOP CENTRE                                                         B A KATTERSON, N G TYLER, A J NOBILO, R J HOBBS, C CHIEN,       International Baccalaureate Educator Network – we are both
                                                                   J R CHURCHILL, J M WHITE (HEAD PREFECT), MR I D MCKINNON,
                                                                   S C REEVES, M R ANDERSON, A MENZIES
                                                                                                                                   workshop leaders; Sheree is also a school evaluator, and I am

TOP RIGHT                                                                                                                          a curriculum reviewer.
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OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE HIGHLY                                                                                              THE GIBB CUP COMPETITION TO
MOTIVATED, RESILIENT, RISK-TAKERS THAT                                                                                             GIVE SOME ENJOYMENT WITHIN
REPRESENT THE EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE THEY HAVE                                                                                       BOARDING AND TO GET THE BOYS
HAD IN THEIR SENIOR YEARS AT SCOTS COLLEGE                                                                                         A BREAK FROM THEIR SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                   WORK AND OTHER COMMITMENTS

International Students                                                                                                             Gibb House

                                                                                                TOM YAN
                                                                                                                                                                     Hello, my name is Blake          Hi, I’m Harry Bark, a new        Hello, I’m Rihito Ochi from
                                                                                                (International Prefect, 2018)
                                                                                                                                                                     Driehuis and I am the Head       Year 13 boarder and I have       Japan. I am in Year 11 and
                                                                                                University of Auckland                                               of Gibb House for 2019. I am     recently moved down from         I’m going to play rugby at
                                                                                                Bachelor of Commerce                                                 surrounded by many other         Westlake Boys High School in     Scots College.
                                                                                                (Finance & Economics)                                                great Year 13 boys who will      Auckland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I came here as an exchange
                                                                                                Badminton, Chinese Culture,                                          be beside me for this journey
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have come to Scots College     student from Toin Gakuen
                                                                                                Esports, Chinese Student                                             and I’m sure it will be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      this year to follow my dreams    in Japan, which is a brother
                                                                                                Association clubs                                                    memorable year for them as
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of becoming a professional       school of Scots. Two years
                                                                                                RAYMOND CHEN                                                         well as my other brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      footballer as I was offered      ago, I visited Scots College as
                                                                                                University of Auckland                                               throughout boarding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      a spot in the Wellington         an exchange student for two
                                                                                                Bachelor of Commerce               Just a little bit about myself. I have been at Scots College       Phoenix Football Academy.        weeks. I stayed at a homestay
                                                                                                (Economics)                        since 2016 arriving in Year 10 making this my 4th year             I choose Scots College due       and the time I spent at Scots
                                                                                                Chinese Student Association,       at Scots and within the Boarding House. I have come up             to the excellent reputation      was a special experience.
                                                                                                Rugby, Futsal clubs                from a small town in the region of Central Otago known as          of the school as well as the     The students and teachers
                                                                                                RICKY LIAO
                                                                                                                                   Alexandra, so the move has been a big change moving from           positive feedback I had heard    were very nice to me and
                                                                                                University of Auckland             the countryside to the city life. I am quite into football as I    from other boarders.             very friendly. That is one of
                                                                                                Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies)   originally moved up to attend the Wellington Phoenix Football                                       the reasons why I decided to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have really enjoyed the
                                                                                                                                   Academy but have generally fitted into the Scots College ways                                       come to Scots College.
                                                                                                Cantonese Student Association,                                                                        positive environment at the
                          YEAR 13 INTERNATIONAL LEAVERS 2018 – TONY LIU, TOM YAN, TAOTAO LIU,                                      and the Boarding House pretty well. Boarding and Scots have
                          RICKY LIAO, EPARAMA SAILO, RAYMOND CHEN, ABSENT – CALVIN HARRIS       Paint ball clubs                                                                                      school and how everyone          My best experience so-far
                                                                                                                                   provided me with great opportunities to learn and grow as a
                                                                                                TAOTAO LIU                                                                                            seems to be a part of a          is Athletics Day. This is
                                                                                                                                   person both in my academics and on the sports field.
                                                                                                Monash University, Melbourne                                                                          brotherhood. Starting a new      because, I had a great time
2018 was an extremely          an extremely high level of       This special cohort has                                            Gibb House has started off great in 2019 with events like          school I didn’t think was        with my friends, I saw many
                                                                                                Bachelor of Commerce
successful year for            English literacy. The College    mirrored many graduating                                           Gibb Cup as well as the annual Round The Bays Run that took        going to be easy, but with the   fantastic races, jumps and
                                                                                                (International Business)
International Students,        is extremely proud of their      classes that have gone before                                      place on the 17th of February that many of the boys attended       help of the boarding staff       other kinds of events by
one of those reasons being     accomplishments.                 them and many more to           TONY LIU
                                                                                                                                   and gave it a great shot. This year’s goals within the College     and my boarding peers I have     students.
the academic success of                                         follow. Our International       Melbourne University
                               Various universities                                                                                are all about positivity and inclusivity. I have started a big     been able to settle in with no
our departing Year 13s                                          Students are highly             Bachelor of Engineering                                                                                                                Gibb House is a very good
                               around the world require a                                                                          push for the Gibb Cup competition to give some enjoyment           problems.
and the subsequent higher                                       motivated, resilient, risk-     (Computer Software)                                                                                                                    environment for me because I
                               prescribed minimum level                                                                            within boarding and to get the boys a break from their school
education pathways they                                         takers that represent the       Food hunter, Chess,                                                                                   I really enjoy the activities    can talk or do something with
                               of achievement in their Year                                                                        work and other commitments. Although it is only the start,
are now headed on. We had                                       excellent experience they       Badminton clubs                                                                                       that we boarding students        my friends at any time and
                               13 studies for entrance to                                                                          there is much more to come in Gibb House.
seven graduates in 2018                                         have had in their senior                                                                                                              get up to throughout the         we have set rules that give us
                               their courses. Even more                                         CALVIN HARRIS
                                                                                                                                   This year will pass by, as quickly as my last three years have     week as they help me grow        a healthy life. Also, we have a
who all gained University                                       years at Scots College. We      Wake Forest University
                               impressively, five of our                                                                           and before we know it universities, scholarships and any plans     strong relationships with new    lot of events in Gibb house.
Entrance from their Year 13                                     will continue to celebrate      Communications Degree
                               seven 2018 graduates gained                                                                         each boy will have for their life after school will be on top of   peers. Activities such as the    I look forward to the year
courses; the International                                      past and future successes;      Football Scholarship (top 10
                               entry into globally ranked                                                                          us.                                                                Gibb-cup, weekend walks and      ahead.
Baccalaureate Diploma and                                       the class of 2018 University    ranked university for football)
                               universities that had a tough                                                                                                                                          sports at night have helped
NCEA Level 3. By receiving                                      pathways are as follows:                                           BLAKE DRIEHUIS                                                                                      RIHITO OCHI
                               entrance requirement. The                                        EPARAMA SAILO                      HEAD OF GIBB HOUSE,                                                me feel at home.                 YEAR 11
their University Entrance
                               other students are Eparama                                       University – unconfirmed           YEAR 13
qualification they have                                         MARC CAPSTICK,                                                                                                                        HARRY BARK
                               Sailo and Calvin Harris who      DEAN OF INTERNATIONAL           Intending on playing rugby                                                                            YEAR 13
demonstrated commitment to
                               are following sporting careers   STUDENTS                        while studying in Japan
study, depth in knowledge in
                               to supplement their university
a range of subject areas and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BAG INTO THE TARGET FROM HIGH UP

                                                                                                                                           Y11 - APPROACHING THE
                                                                                                                                           MAKARA PEAK SUMMIT
                                                                        Y12 - GROUP 4 COMPLETING THE RAFT BUILDING
                                                                        CHALLENGE AT GREAT BARRIER ISLAND                                                                                Y9 - THE BOYS TRAVERSE DOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                         THE WHANGANUI RIVER


Wellington based
cultural activites

Nelson Lakes
National Park,
Outdoor Pursuits

Whanganui River
3 Night Kayak/                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Y11 - A SWING BRIDGE ALONG
Tongariro Northern                                                                               Y12 - JOHN MITCHELL, WATERFALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   THE 10KM ESCARPMENT TRACK

Circuit                                                                                          JUMPING AT TAWHAI FALLS, TONGARIRO
                                                                                                 NATIONAL PARK

Makahika, Outdoor
Pursuits Centre

Wellington              Y7 - BEING DOUSED IN COLOUR WITH
Walkways,               A HOLI FESTIVAL COLOUR RUN

Kapiti Island trek,
Mount Kaukau,
Red Rocks
Rimutaka Rail                                                                                                                         Y13 AND Y9 WITH SCOTS STAFF UNITED IN SOLIDARITY
Trail Mountain                                                                                                                        IN CIVIC SQUARE TO OBSERVE THE NATIONAL 2 MINUTE
                                                                                                                                      SILENCE FOR CHRISTCHURCH
Bike Expedition/
Makara Peak
Raglan Rock,                                                                                                                                                                                       Y13 - GETTING TO GRIPS WITH
canyoning, glow                                                                                                                                                                                    THE CLIMBING WALL AT FERGS
                                                                                                                                                  Y12 - HENRY TATE, NIK BEST AND YUSEI
worm canyoning,                                                                                                                                   TADA ABOUT TO GET CHANGED INTO THIER
caving and rock                                                                                                                                   DIVING GEAR

climbing                       Y8 - OLIVER ALBISTON JUMPING OFF A 5 METRE
                               PAMPER POLE - NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!

Great Bar rier
Island, Outdoors
Pursuits Centre
Tongariro, Outdoors
Pursuits Centre
Island Bay,
PADI Open Water
Dive Certificate

Wellington based
activites and                                                                   Y8 - OUT ON LAKE ROTOITI TESTING OUT THEIR RAFT
leadership conference
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PRINCIPAL/MIKE HANSEN                                                                                                                         Head
                                                                                                                                              of Prep                                                             Mandy
Role modelling -                                                                                                                              School                                                              Patrick                              MANDY PATRICK WITH HER FAMILY

looking, learning                                                                                                                             Term one has been a great         It was for a fundraiser for the   Kia ora Scots families!         TELL US A

and imitating                                                                                                                                 term this year and has set the    McKinnon Building which is        My name is Mandy Patrick        LITTLE BIT ABOUT
                                                                                                                                              standard for what the Prep        currently in building progress.   and I am the new Assistant      YOURSELF
                                                                                                                                              boys can do.                                                        Principal in the Prep School.   I was born in Hamilton and
                                                                                                                                                                                On the 1st of March we had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  grew up in a small town just
                                                                                                                                              It has been a very busy term      the Prep School Athletics day.    Before stating this new
Boys learn in a variety of settings and from a range of people.     with boys and parents are declining it is important to provide                                                                                                                out of Auckland on the West
                                                                                                                                              with EOTC for all year levels     All the boys participated in      position, I was Year 1
Schools function as a way to educate and build knowledge            quality role modelling whenever possible. Displaying a passion                                                                                                                Coast. I have been teaching
                                                                                                                                              and lots of field trips. Year 5   long jump, high jump, vortex,     Coordinator in a school of
and fundamental skills, whereas at home children learn about        for reading, problem solving and having fun at home will allow                                                                                                                for 18 years.
                                                                                                                                              and 6 went on camp, which         quoits, cricket ball throw        over 2,000 students in Hong
family culture, values and real world situations. However, role     our boys to see value in these areas and emulate them. Having             is the most enjoyable part of     and capture the flag. In the      Kong. This IB through school    WHAT DO YOU
modelling transcends across both school and home. Like              quality discussions, inquiring and embracing mistakes allows              the year. Year 5 went to Otaki    afternoon we had sprints. It      was a dynamic learning          FIND MOST
sponges, children eagerly soak up behavioral and personality        for boys to learn to be inquisitive and be risktakers in life.                                                                                                                REWARDING AND
                                                                                                                                              Forks and Year 6 went to the      was a beautiful day and lots      environment for the students
traits from their surroundings. Boys unknowingly behave or act                                                                                                                                                                                    MOST CHALLENGING
                                                                    At Scots, Prep School boys have a range of role models to                 South Island, Marlborough         of fun.                           and teachers. Being at this
like the person they look up to, learn appropriate behaviour                                                                                                                                                                                      ABOUT WORKING IN
                                                                    look up too. Homeroom teachers, specialist teachers, Deans,               Sounds, Mistletoe Bay. The                                          school for 10 years has         EDUCATION?
and try to gain admirable qualities from them. According to a                                                                                                                   All year levels in the Prep
                                                                    Principals and older boys in the Middle and Senior Schools                Junior syndicate had an                                             enabled me to have a solid      The most rewarding thing
study conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of                                                                                                                         school were also able to
                                                                    all have a responsibility to model preferred behaviours and               action-packed week of EOTC                                          knowledge of the IB PYP         for me would be the whole
Health, children with positive role models are more motivated                                                                                                                   go into the city as part of
                                                                    admirable qualities. Alongside curriculum, boys are taught                including a sleepover at                                            programme. Prior to this I      learning community. I love
and have a higher drive to achieve, a higher self-esteem and                                                                                                                    the Capital E National Arts
                                                                    to be better human beings through the modelling of the IB                 school, a trip to the helipad                                       taught in the Bay of Plenty,    the interactions that we all
are better at academics. They are better at understanding                                                                                                                       Festival. We watched three
                                                                    Learner profiles, for example through reflection when social              and a walk to Ataturk Park.                                         Hamilton and England.           have everyday with students,
their priorities in life and balancing themselves accordingly.                                                                                                                  shows each and enjoyed our
                                                                    interactions breakdown and manners like opening doors for                 Also, both year 6 classes went                                                                      to teachers and into our
Over 95% of a boy’s behaviour is learned by imitation or                                                                                                                        cultural day in the city.         My family and I returned in
                                                                    other people.                                                             on a field trip to Avalon park                                                                      community. I love that we
modelling of those around him which is why it is so important                                                                                                                                                     July to settle our roots back
                                                                                                                                              for their Unit of Inquiry about   Term 1 has been a fun term
for the adults in a boys life to display principled, positive and   The importance placed on service and helping others is                                                                                        into New Zealand life. I have   are all learning side by side.
                                                                                                                                              what makes a great public         and we hope the next term is
reflective behaviours.                                              another aspect of positive role modelling so that our boys                                                                                    three boys aged 4, 2 and 8      Everyday I learn something
                                                                                                                                              space.                            even better.
                                                                    will continue to serve others as they grow older. Examples                                                                                    months. This is very busy at    new whether from a teacher
American novelist James Baldwin stated that “children have                                                                                    On the 23rd of February we                                          times but being back in New     but, more often our students.
                                                                    of service in the Prep School include the environmental club,                                               CHARLIE GIBSON SCARLETT
never really been very good at listening to their elders, but                                                                                 had a whole school event in       HEAD OF PREP SCHOOL               Zealand has meant we can
                                                                    beach clean ups, raising money for charities, volunteering                                                                                                                    The most challenging thing
they have never failed to imitate them”. Because the boys                                                                                     the hall and front field.                                           enjoy the beaches, parks and
                                                                    and the current ‘Be a tidy kiwi initiative’ that the boys have                                                                                                                is the pressure we often put
in our care are watching us all the time, our actions, beliefs,                                                                               It was the Scots Gala.                                              many wonderful events which
                                                                    undertaken. These are providing the boys with real life                                                                                                                       on ourselves as educators. It
and attitudes become integrated into the boy’s way of being,                                                                                  There were food stalls                                              take place in Wellington over
                                                                    examples of how to be principled, have positive behaviours                                                                                                                    is difficult to press the pause
therefore, it is very important that we are very intentional                                                                                  and knick knack stalls.                                             the summer.
                                                                    and develop character.                                                                                                                                                        button and take time for
about what behaviours we model to them. However, being a
positive role model requires effort, fore-thought, and self-                                                                                                                                                      WHAT WAS YOUR                   ourselves. Education is a job
                                                                    MIKE HANSEN
                                                                    PRINCIPAL,                                                                                                                                    FAVOURITE SUBJECT               that is always evolving, and
control for most adults. In a society where adults are time                                                                                   2018 PREP
                                                                    PREP SCHOOL                                                                                                                                   AT SCHOOL?                      it can be challenging to stay
poor due to work commitments and where face to face time                                                                                      SCHOOL LEADERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My favourite subject at         current.
                                                                                                                                              Charlie Gibson Scarlett                                             school was science, in
                                                                                                                                              Head Boy                                                            particular biology because      MANDY PATRICK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the time I wanted to         ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL,
                                                                                                                                              Jack Stirling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PREP SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                              Community Leader                                                    be a physiotherapist. My
                                                                                                                                                                                Archie Ferguson                   other favourite subject was
                                                                                                                                              Zaharias Calavrias
                                                                                                                                              Sports Leader                     Macarthur House Leader            Japanese and out of school I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  went to University to extend
                                                                                                                                              Lucas Cai                         Jayden Dickison                   my love of Japanese.
                                                                                                                                              Library Leader                    McKelvie House Leader

                                                                                                                                              Bay Shadwell                      Matthew Trolove
                     YEAR 1 STORYTIME                  MR HAM AND ALEXANDER MOORE (Y5) IN PE            LEON BOWIE (Y12) AND OTTO WILKINSON
                                                                                                                                              Bedding House Leader              Potatau House Leader
                                                                                                        (Y3) READ TOGETHER IN THE LIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                       THE RIVER, OVER RAPIDS
                                                                                                                                                       AND ALL MANAGED TO STAY
                                                                                                                                                       ON BOARD UNTIL WE JUMPED
     JESSE TAY (Y2)                  MATTHEW WANG (Y2)
                                                                            JOHNNY BARBER AND
                                                                            WILLIAM SELKIRK (Y3)
                                                                                                                  JESSE TAY (Y2), EZECKIEL SO’OIALO
                                                                                                                  (Y2), ZACH MCLANAHAN (Y3), MATTHEW   IN FOR A SWIM                                                     YEAR 6 BOYS GATHER AROUND THE TABLE FOR A MEAL
                                                                                                                  WANG (Y2) AND DEREK WU (Y2)

          Athletics Day                                                     EOTC Y1-3                                                                  EOTC Y5                                                            EOTC Y6
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////                TUE 19 - FRI 22 FEBRUARY                                                  TUE 12 - FRI 15 FEBRUARY                                           TUE 5 - FRI 8 FEBRUARY

          On Friday 1st March 2019 Scots Prep held their annual              SPACE PLACE                       had a war. There were signs             After a long drive, we arrived   On the final day, we tramped      Year 6 started the school year off with a bang, going to Queen
          Athletics Day. We were fortunate to have been blessed with         On Thursday 23 February           to help us remember the                 at Waihonga Lodge, Otaki.        around the Arcus Loop,            Charlotte Sound on the fourth day of school. Mistletoe Bay has
          a warm cloudless day with no wind that helped stimulate            we went to Space Place. We        ANZAC soldiers. There was                                                named after a farmer who          been a highlight of many Year 6 boys in the past and this year
                                                                                                                                                       We had a look around and
          the boys to perform. After four weeks of PE lessons the            went on the bus. We went          a star and under the star was                                            used to have a farm there. It     did not disappoint. The boys enjoyed wharf jumping, building
                                                                                                                                                       then we went to Steve and
          boys developed improved technique and skills in all athletic       to the Carter Observatory         soil from the war.                                                       was a 3.4 kilometre walk. It      rafts, shooting a bow and arrow, sailing and kayaking. Many
                                                                                                                                                       Jen’s house. They had two
          disciplines. It was fantastic to witness each boy challenge        and watched a movie about         MICHAEL WANG (3TB)                                                       was hard work but it felt good    would agree that the hardest day of the camp was the hike
                                                                                                                                                       children, Turtle and Dhawa,
          himself aiming to achieve a personal best run, jump or throw.      the seasons. We saw models                                                                                 to have done it.                  from Mistletoe Bay to Anakiwa. For many of the boys, the 12.5
                                                                                                               ATATURK MEMORIAL                        who showed us how to light
                                                                             of planets and we put them                                                                                                                   kilometre walk was the first long tramp they had done. Although
          Highlight of the day was the healthy competition throughout                                          I saw big rocks. I heard                fires and whittle. It was        However, the most exciting
                                                                             in order. We looked at the                                                                                                                   the scenery was stunning, many found the walk difficult.
          the year levels. During the sprints Scots College Y13 sensation                                      kids scream. I felt tired. I            really interesting. We ate       adventure for me was rafting
                                                                             sky. I learnt that Neptune is                                                                                                                However, when the boys were asked to reflect on the camp,
          Fast Eddie (Eddie Osei-Niketia) dropped in to support the boys                                       saw big hills and I heard               our morning tea there, then      on the Otaki river. We wore
                                                                             the furthest planet from the                                                                                                                 many stated how proud they were of finishing the hike.
          and give words of encouragement that inspired the boys to                                            stamping feet. I felt happy. I          headed back to the lodge.        wetsuits and life jackets so
                                                                             Sun. We had lunch at the
          run at their very best. Eddie was also good enough to give the                                       saw kids playing and I heard                                             we were nice and warm. We         Camp was not just about all the fun activities but also about
                                                                             Botanical Gardens. I played                                               During camp we did some
          boys and adults a demonstration of his sprinting prowess.                                            kids jumping. I felt jealous                                             happily rafted down the river,    learning responsibilities like setting the table, preparing meals
                                                                             on the octopus. It went really                                            amazing things including
                                                                                                               because the Year 1s got to go                                            over rapids and all managed       and doing the dishes. Keeping cabins clean and stuffing sleeping
          Special thanks must go to the Gap tutors and Year 8 boys who       fast and I felt a little dizzy.                                           orienteering, tramping and
                                                                                                               in the minivan!                                                          to stay on board until we         bags into their sacks was also a new experience for some boys.
          helped at each event. Thank you to the parents for supporting      DEREK WU (2NP)                                                            the ‘Flying Kiwi’ where we
                                                                                                                                                                                        jumped in for a swim, we          After action packed days the boys sleep well at night.
          the boys and to the Scots staff who helped make sure the day                                         ALBIE CAMERON (3TB)                     all pulled one person in a
                                                                             YEAR 2 AND 3                                                                                               walked through a waterfall
          ticked along without any hiccups.                                                                    SPACE PLACE                             harness up into the air. For                                       The trip ended with a water taxi ride, a play in the fabulous
                                                                             SLEEP OVER                                                                                                 and floated down some of
                                                                                                               I went to Space Place. I                orienteering, we were split                                        water park in Picton and a calm sail through the Sounds back to
                                                                             We had a sleep over at                                                                                     the rapids too. We had to
                                                                                                               watched a video about space.            into groups, each group with                                       Wellington. Happy but tired boys reunited with their parents at
          PREP SCHOOL DIRECTOR OF PE                                         school. For dinner we had                                                                                  be hauled back up onto the
                                                                                                               I liked looking at the model            one adult. We each had a                                           the Interislander Ferry Terminal.
                                                                             fish and chips. Then we set                                                                                raft after that. Next time, we
                                                                                                               planets.                                sheet of paper with clues
                        Y1    Y2    Y3     Y4    Y5     Y6    Total          up our bed. After that we                                                                                  might try the Zambesi river,      ROSIE ROLAND
                                                                                                                                                       about where to find the                                            YEAR 6 TEACHER
                                                                             watched a movie. It was           TIM VORONCHEV (1KB)                                                      but no swimming with the
          Bedding       19    93    24     68    88     139   431 (4th)                                                                                different posts that had dot
                                                                             called Toy Story. I slept next                                                                             crocs!!!
                                                                                                               ATATURK MEMORIAL                        symbols marked on them. I
          Macarthur     94    71    81     101   70     136   553 (1st)      to Jack and Edward. In the        We went to Ataturk                      enjoyed walking and looking      I really enjoyed camp at
          McKelvie      23    78    72     61    81     144   459 (2nd)      morning we had breakfast in       Memorial. I liked the picnic            for clues.                       Waihoanga Lodge, Otaki and
          Potatau       48    106   46     44    85     102   431 (3rd)      the art room. My favourite        and I liked the walk. It was a                                           I am looking forward to next
                                                                             part was eating fish and          hot day.                                                                 year on Year 6 camp for more
                                                                             chips.                                                                                                     exciting adventures.
                                                                                                               VICTOR HO (1KB)
                                                                             THOMAS FLEISHER (2NP)
                                                                                                               CRICKET DAY                                                              ADAM MACKEY 5SL
                                                                             ATATURK MEMORIAL                  Years 1 and 2 joined us for a
                                                                             I saw a dog with no leash.        cricket game. We had fun. I
                                                                             I saw mountains above the         played fielder lots of times
                                                                             sky. I heard birds chirping       and I caught five very high
                                                                             nicely. I heard flies buzzing     balls. I played as a batter and
                                                                             around the tree. I felt sad       sometimes I got out. I did
                                                                             about the ANZAC soldiers. I       nine runs because I hit the
                                                                             felt confused about why they      ball very far!
                                                                                                               ARPIT BHARDWAY (3TB)

                                                                                                                                                             ADAM MACKEY (Y5)
    FROM LEFT: CHRISTIAN LOBB, LUKE STEEL, NOAH FULLJAMES,                                                                                                                                                               ETHAN HANNA, JACK SIMONLEHNER, CHARLIE
    CHARLIE DICKISON AND THOMAS NYSTORM-COE (ALL Y4)                                                                                                                                                                     GIBSON SCARLETT, MARCUS COMMISIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (ALL Y6)

                                                                                                                                    Head of
The Outdoor                                                                                                                         Middle                                                             Middle School
Education                                                                                                                           School                                                             Leaders
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by            3. DECREASED STRESS LEVELS:                                      Term 1 has brought many exciting changes to the school.
the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So,     When serotonin is released in the brain, it produces feelings    Some of the great highlights being Rohit Guthpe’s near
throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch     of safety and well-being.                                        250 cricket runs, the hugely successful Gala, Athletics day,
the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.                                                                           along with the not insignificant Structural and Cultural
                                                                   4. INCREASED MOTIVATION: Kids are naturally
— Mark Twain                                                                                                                        changes. Athletics was a fun filled day, with brilliant weather.
                                                                   mobile and geared toward moving around. A 2008 study
                                                                                                                                    All Houses embraced the spirit of the day with chants and
As I sit in my office contemplating what to write about for        of kindergartners found “a significant amount” of the kids
                                                                                                                                    support for all the competitors. Cheering in unison when we
this term’s Quad magazine I’m drawn to one of my favourite         showed enhanced enthusiasm about learning.
                                                                                                                                    got to watch records crushed by the stellar athlete Eddie
weeks of the year, EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom)
                                                                   5. BETTER ATTITUDES ABOUT THE                                    Osei-Nketia when running the 100m in just over 10 seconds,
Week! I often think we are the craziest school in the country
                                                                   ENVIRONMENT: An increase in knowledge causes                     or watching Tafara Gapare jump a record breaking 1.95m.
because in a single week we send more than 750 students
                                                                   changes in attitude, which in turn cause changes in behavior.    Almost each and every boy competed in an event, resulting
and 80 staff and parents to all parts of the country to push
                                                                                                                                    in an inclusive, positive competition where everyone had a
boundaries, take risks, explore new places and ultimately          6. BETTER OVERALL BEHAVIOUR: “I can’t tell you
                                                                                                                                    fun time.
develop life skills that we believe (in the words of the great     how many times teachers have told me that the troublemaker
Mark Twain) enable us to, “Explore, Dream and Discover”.           in their classroom becomes the leader in an outdoor setting.”    Just like the athletics we were blessed with beautiful weather
                                                                                                                                    on the day of the wonderfully successful Gala. We had many
The reason I say we might be the craziest school in the            7. ENHANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS:                                great events, like sponge the teacher, or bucketball. All while
country is that in an age where risk, safety and at times, the     Students have to lead discussions, contribute their ideas by     listening to our talented Pipe Band perform in the Pipe
great unknown are often shied away from or in some sectors,        making their voices heard, give each other feedback, and         Band competition. Not only did all of the bands perform            Gregor Burns             Suede Cowley
downright banned, we believe we have a duty to continue to         resolve conflicts.                                               excellently but they added tremendously to the positive,           Head of Middle School    Boarding Leader
educate our students beyond the walls of the classroom. Our
                                                                   8. INCREASE IN OUTDOOR SKILLS:                                   colourful atmosphere of the day.
staff who are ably led by Peter Connell (Head of EOTC at                                                                                                                                               Hunter Wilson            Wonseok Lee
Scots) relish the opportunity to work alongside students in        Experience kids get through outdoor education.                   The College is going through many changes while still              Deputy Head of Middle    International Leader
challenging, exciting and new activities. The relationships that   9. INCREASED SELF-RELIANCE: A willingness                        providing a unique, fun schooling experience. We now have          School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adwik Ghosh
are formed outside the classroom cannot be replicated inside       to challenge oneself physically and emotionally is an integral   5 periods instead of six, The new gym has been finished,           Ietitaia Campbell        Aitken House Representativ
the classroom in my view. I have always loved the outdoors         component of outdoor programmes, this can enhance self-          which was greatly appreciated by many of our sports                Sports Leader
and I know that many students excel in these environments                                                                           teams, and we await next year’s changes, to bring in co-ed                                  Tom Everett
                                                                   reliance, confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Alexander Heine-         Ferguson House Representative
and gain confidence in themselves but also in the people                                                                            education, we will get a new McKinnon Building and both of
                                                                   10. COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT: A unique form of                                                                                         Sheldrake
around them. We are not only building relationships but                                                                             these additions will greatly improve our learning and help us                               Finbar Mallett
                                                                   education has sprung up uniting the ideas that a) education is                                                                      Cultural Leader
resilience, responsible risk taking and life long memories.                                                                         prepare for future work environments.                                                       Glasgow House Representative
                                                                   most effective when paired with experience, and b) knowledge                                                                        Toby Spackman
An article I read recently on line at bachelorsdegreeonline.                                                                        Finally I would like to finish by giving a shout-out to our                                 Harry Stew
                                                                   ought to be used to benefit others.                                                                                                 Assembly/Chapel Leader
com outlines 11 proven benefits of learning outdoors. These                                                                         strong Uttley Year 10 brother Joenah who is bravely battling                                MacKenzie House Representative
are the key factors why we strongly believe in the EOTC            11. IMPROVED MEMORY: A proven way to improve                     cancer, we are all sending our thoughts and prayers out to         Rohit Guthpe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sebastian Skelton
                                                                   recall is to experience something new and unfamiliar, which                                                                         Academic Leader
programme at Scots and why we also believe it is a real point                                                                       you. We miss you.                                                                           Mawson House Representative
of difference for the students and staff.                          releases dopamine into the hippocampus where memories are                                                                           Matthew Powell
                                                                   created.                                                         GREGOR BURNS                                                                                Sam Archibald
1. BETTER GRADES: After studying on an outdoor                                                                                      HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                                       Plimmer House Representative
curriculum basis, students from 11 schools scored higher           So, in the words of Kurt Hahn, “there is more in us than we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kaia Brunning
than students of traditional systems in 72% of assessments in      know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our                                                                      Oli Mears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Smith House Representative
                                                                   lives we will be unwilling to settle for less”.                                                                                     Prep School Leader
everything from math and science to attendance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jonathan Lei
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Benjamin Farrand
2. BETTER HEALTH: A study of 10 to 12 year-olds                    MATT ALLEN                                                                                                                                                   Uttley House Representative
                                                                   PRINCIPAL,                                                                                                                          ICT Leader
in Australia published in the International Journal of Obesity     MIDDLE SCHOOL

found outdoor education can be a key factor in avoiding
childhood obesity.

                                                                                          1. What do you like about Scots College so far?
                                                                                          2. What has surprised you the most?

Welcome to the                                                                            3. Are you involved in any co-curricular activities?
                                                                                          4. Whats been the biggest challenge?                   School
Middle School                                                                                                                                    Music
                                                                                          5. What are you excited about this year?

                                                                                                                                                 Music is becoming an
                                                                                                                                                 increasingly more prominent
                                                                                                                                                 part of the Middle School at
                                                                                                                                                 Scots. There are a number
                                                                                                                                                 of dedicated groups for
                                                                                                                                                 Middle School musicians,
                                                                                                                                                 and this year there will be
                                                                                                                                                 two initiatives designed to
   CRISTIAAN BULL (Y10)              HANKLE HU (Y9)                   JACK VIVIAN (Y8)                   ZACH JOHNSTON (Y7)
                                                                                                                                                 highlight and challenge our
1. There are plenty of            1. I love the way classes are    1. I really like the wide         1. That there is such a wide                Years 7 to 10 are the perfect
things I like about Scots         set and arranged. Teachers       variety of personalities of       variety of opportunities to                 time to be learning a musical
College but if I were to pick     are interactive with students    boys in a school like Scots       try and I hope to have a go at              instrument. Study after
one it would definitely be        and are always approachable                                        as many as possible                         study have demonstrated           STRATHMORE SINGERS DIRECTED BY MR PATTERSON
                                                                   2. I didn’t realise how
the brotherhood and the way       for help at any time during                                                                                    the enormous benefits that
                                                                   quickly you get to know           2. That it feels a lot like a
that everybody is so kind and     a class. They give us lots of                                                                                  learning and playing an
                                                                   people across the different       community - everyone is so
nurturing.                        chances to communicate                                                                                         instrument or voice can         and Jazz Band. Twisted         and Thursday mornings from         And finally, a new challenge
                                                                   year groups. Being in Smith       friendly
                                  with them about our learning,                                                                                  have on maturing brains.        Notes rehearses at Tuesday     8am till 8.40am. In addition,      from Mr Allen and the Middle
2. The facilities and all the                                      House has been great for
                                  issues and problems.                                               3. My favourite sports are                  Many of our students have       lunchtime and is directed by   many Middle School students        School leaders. The entire
opportunities that I have had                                      that!
                                                                                                     cricket and hockey and I’ve                 taken up the challenge of       Mrs Calvert.                   are members of the more            school will have a chance
in so short of time of being      2. That I can learn so
                                                                   3. I play football,               joined the chess club to play               developing the discipline                                      advanced Scots Orchestra,          to sing their hearts out at
here.                             much from all the things that                                                                                                                  Mrs Calvert is also the
                                                                   basketball, futsal, and like      at lunchtimes                               and skill of performing on                                     Scots Strings and Jazz Band.       the final prizegiving. The
                                  happen around the College.                                                                                                                     director of the wonderful
3. The sports that I play are                                      athletics                                                                     an instrument. Music lessons                                                                      leaders have been working
                                  The teachers encourage me                                          4. Adapting to the uniform,                                                 Treble Makers, our choir for   2019 sees two new
tennis, football, and this year                                                                                                                  can be accessed via the Scots                                                                     to find a song for the Middle
                                  to try out new opportunities     4. I was pretty nervous           now I know to put my collar                                                 Year 7 and 8 students. This    initiatives for music in the
I have decided to take part                                                                                                                      College website. The benefits                                                                     School to learn and perform
                                  to find my potential.            when I arrived on the first       down so I don’t look like                                                   is a high energy group that    Middle School. Due to the
in the Duke of Edinburgh                                                                                                                         of lessons are strengthened                                                                       together on the last day
                                                                   day and only knew one or          Elvis!                                                                      develops the unbroken voices   quality and quantity of
Bronze Medallion.                 3. I take part in many                                                                                         by participation in group                                                                         of the year. Singing will
                                                                   two people, and not knowing                                                                                   of boys and provides many      musicians in the Middle
                                  musical groups, the jazz band,                                     5. The science                              music making, whether                                                                             become a regular part of
4. Probably when I had                                             where any of my classes                                                                                       out of school performance      School, a dedicated concert
                                  Strathmore Singers, Scots                                          opportunities (I’m looking                  that be in a band, choir or                                                                       assemblies in preparation
to leave all my friends and                                        were.                                                                                                         opportunities. It rehearses    showcasing music-making
                                  Rock. I love the tutors here                                       forward to blowing things up!)              orchestra.                                                                                        for this moment when we all
family in Hawke’s Bay.                                                                                                                                                           on a Wednesday and Friday      over the year has been
                                  who are in charge of those       5. I’m pretty excited about                                                                                                                                                     join together as one voice in
                                                                                                                                                 Fortunately, we have a number   morning from 8am till 8.40am   scheduled for Tuesday 5th
5. This year I am looking         music groups, they encourage     all the different opportunities                                                                                                                                                 recognition of the successes
                                                                                                                                                 of groups that our students     and is open to all.            November, Guy Fawkes
forward to succeeding in all      me to play confidently, and to   that there are at Scots, and                                                                                                                                                    of another musical year at
                                                                                                                                                 enjoy being a part of.                                         night. Appropriately titled
aspects including sporting        perform.                         there’s lots of things that I                                                                                 Another choir for older                                           Scots College.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Firecrackers, this concert will
and academic sides of the                                          haven’t tried yet!                                                            Twisted Notes is our            Middle School students is
                                  4. I was a bit worried about                                                                                                                                                  be spearheaded by Twisted          IVAN PATTERSON
school.                                                                                                                                          ensemble for developing         the Strathmore Singers. This
                                  how everything would go                                                                                                                                                       Notes and the Treble Makers        HEAD OF MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                 instrumentalists to perform     is an open choir for any boy
                                  before school started this                                                                                                                                                    and will be an opportunity for
                                                                                                                                                 a mixture of classical,         from Years 9 to 13 and also
                                  year. After starting, I found                                                                                                                                                 all musicians to demonstrate
                                                                                                                                                 popular and jazz. They build    provides a wide range of
                                  that everything went well, if                                                                                                                                                 their wares. From bands to
                                                                                                                                                 music reading and ensemble      experiences for members.
                                  I’m lost, there will always be                                                                                                                                                soloists, old classics to new
                                                                                                                                                 playing skills so students      The Strathmore Singers are
                                  someone whom I can talk to.                                                                                                                                                   creations, Firecrackers will
                                                                                                                                                 are prepared for the more       directed by Mr Patterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                celebrate all that is musical in
                                                                                                                                                 demanding Scots Orchestra       and rehearse on Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Middle School.
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