Scotch News

Updated Message from the Chairman and the Principal

Friday, 15th May, 2020

No fee increase for 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,  

Thank you for your wonderful support for the remote teaching and learning programs of the last few weeks. 

The support of the whole Scotch community for the boys, during the period of online teaching and learning, has been unstinting. Scotch teachers have worked tirelessly to provide high quality education to the boys, and the School has sought to support families so that our whole community can come through this crisis to more normal times in the best possible way. 

We are all delighted that Scotch is able to begin resuming normal classroom teaching for Prep, and Years 1 and 2, and for Years 11 and 12 from 26th May, and for all other Year groups from Tuesday, 9th June. Current provision of onsite supervision for boys unable to work from home will continue and, under clear guidelines, and in reduced number, boarders will start to return to the Hill from this weekend. 

The School recognises that the financial circumstances of Scotch families are varied, and believes that it is fair and responsible for the School to direct assistance to families according to need. The School has already announced that any family facing financial hardship, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be supported by the School to maintain the Scotch connection for their sons, and families in this position can approach the School by contacting fee.assistance@scotch.vic.edu.au

Scotch is also conscious that the economic difficulties arising from the measures to control the pandemic will continue into next year and that all families will continue to be impacted by the crisis.  At this time, reducing uncertainty about the future is important. Accordingly, we are pleased to inform you that the College Council has decided that there will be no increase in the annual tuition and boarding fees for next year. Across the School, there will be no annual salary increases. 

Scotch has sought, through this crisis, to be true to its values of personal responsibility, respect for others, and working together for each other. These values have given our community the strength to meet challenges, and the College its unique quality. Your support for our teachers and for the boys ensures that they will be able to continue to experience the excellent education Scotch strives to provide. 

On behalf of the Council and all staff of the College, we thank you for your support over the past weeks, and we look forward to welcoming your son(s) back to school and, with you, a more familiar Scotch life. 

Yours sincerely,


The Hon Dr David Kemp AC                                                   Mr I Tom Batty
Chairman                                                                                   Principal

 

Previous correspondence from the Principal on this issue is available on https://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/my-scotch-parents/senior-school/notices.aspx .