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Encyclopedia > Scots College, Wellington
Scots College
Image:Header-scotslogo.gif
Motto Virtutem paret doctrina / Let education make the all round man.
Type Private Composite (Year 1-13) Single Sex, Boys, with Boarding Facilities
Year established 1916
Address Monorgan Road, Strathmore, Wellington
Principal Mr Graeme Yule I love him
School roll 602
Socio-economic decile (10 is high) 10
Ministry of Education Institution no. 281
Website www.scotscollege.school.nz

Scots College is a private (independent) boys' primary and secondary school located in Wellington, New Zealand. Image File history File links Header-scotslogo. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ...


It was founded as a Presbyterian boys' college in 1916 by Rev Dr James Gibb and the Hon John Aitken. Dr Gibb's vision was the creation of a Christian college that would be independent of the secular state system. Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The college has a proud tradition, and its Scottish heritage is reflected in its ceremonies (official ones involve a piper leading a procession into its hall) and school song. School prefects wear kilts on official occasions and at chapel, held every Friday. Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km...


The school tartan is that of the Clan Fergusson. Permission to wear the tartan was granted by the late Governor General Sir Charles Fergusson. The name Fergusson (or Ferguson) and its history spreads from Antrim in northeastern Ireland to the shores of Dalriada under Fergus mor MacErc, into the Highlands and to Dunkeld. ... General Sir Charles Fergusson GCMG KCB DSO MVO Bart (1865–1951) was a Governor-General of New Zealand. ...


The College includes both primary and secondary institutions. The primary school is referred to as the Preparatory School and has its own Principal and staff.


Students at the secondary school are organized into six (formerly four) "houses", identified by colour, that compete in swimming, cross-country, music, athletics, and other events. The six houses are Aitken (Blue), Fergusson (Green), Glasgow (Red), MacKenzie (Yellow), Plimmer (Sky Blue) and Uttley (Black).


At the Preparatory school there are four houses: Potatau (Blue), Bedding (Green), MacArthur (Red) and McKelvie (Yellow). These four houses used to correspond to the houses of the secondary school, but were changed so that the Prep school could have its own unique house system.


Currently Scots College is enjoying a revival in its musical groups. The college now boasts a revived choir, a senior orchestra, jazz band, and chamber choir. These perform at various events throughout the college year. Scots has also seen its senior debating teams have success in the regional finals, with 2006 being possibly the strongest debating year ever. It maintains state-of-the-art facilities, the newest of them being the science block, opened in 2006 by Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse.


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