Great Scot Archive
Issues from 1998
Issues from 1998


Three-quarter time in the Capital Campaign


Mr Tim Shearer ('85)
Director of Development

‘Like the scientist, we use structures that have been tested by time and observation, to better understand how the macro and micro connect and look forward to what is possible – in our case what a Scotch education could become for each boy.’.Tom Batty, Principal.

In this, the final year of the Capital Campaign for the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, we are well on the way to achieving our fundraising goal. Nearly three-quarters ($14.5 million) of the campaign target ($20 million) has been committed. With more than three-quarters of the target achieved, we are committed to securing the final $5 million this year. The lead-up to 30 June will be a critical time in our fundraising, and if you have not already supported the campaign, it’s certainly not too late to do so!

Kane Constructions were awarded the building contract, and construction of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science has commenced. The foundations are now being laid and construction is planned to be completed in time for a 2017 opening. School buildings, and the spaces they foster, nurture interaction, challenge minds and cultivate a sense of belonging. The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science will equip our boys with the essential skills and knowledge to be ready for a lifetime of curiosity and enterprise. Leading edge laboratories and conversational learning spaces will enable a fusion of scientific disciplines, encouraging every boy to step beyond his level of comfort.


The Centre will shine a spotlight on the value of scientific thinking, furthering our position as a leader in education. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Scotch legacy.

A listing of those who have supported the campaign at the Foundation membership levels is included with this edition of Great Scot. Donors who commit a minimum of $10,000 to the project will be included on a donors’ board which will be located in the entrance foyer on the ground floor. Health professionals who commit a minimum of $25,000 to the project will also be named on a donors’ board located in the Life Sciences Department, which is also on the ground floor, and their names are also listed in the donor acknowledgement that accompanies this edition of Great Scot.

To date, so much at Scotch has been achieved through the generosity of the Scotch Family. The facilities which the boys of today enjoy, and from which all Old Boys have benefited, are the result of the generosity of generations who have invested in their school. The Scotch of today is unquestionably evidence of longstanding philanthropic commitment – as the Scotch of tomorrow will be.


Updated: 3 October 2016