The Scots Advantage

Lt Col Rowan Tink AM

"An education at Scots is a once in a lifetime opportunity - one that I have cherished. My experience with the Scots Cadets on the Kokoda Trail prepared me well for my time in the army. I was able to learn discipline, perseverance, organisation and teamwork. I believe the Scots advantage is in developing character and responsible individuals. In that way, Scots provided me with a significant advantage in life."


  • Class of 1973
  • Former Special Air Service Task Force Commander, awarded United States Bronze Star
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • Boarder, Kirkland House and day boy, James Bee House
  • 2nd Rugby, Cadet Under Officer

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About Scots

At Scots, boys learn how to live with brave hearts and bold minds, in the world. The Scots College honours the learning and adventures of boys, providing experiences of excellence to build boys' strength of character.

The Scots College is one of the oldest and most reputable boys' schools in Australia. Scots is a non-selective Presbyterian GPS boys' school for day and Boarding students. We draw students from across Sydney, New South Wales and many different nations from around the world.

Contact us

For general enquiries please call +61 2 9391 7600.

For admissions and enrolment enquiries please use our Enquiry Form or contact our Admissions team on +61 2 9391 7668. Our Information Mornings for 2015 are now available.