Scots School Albury

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Scots School Albury
The Scots School Albury Crest.jpg
The School's logo/crest
Address
393 Perry Street
Albury, New South Wales, 2640
Australia Australia
Coordinates 36°04′21″S 146°55′40″E / 36.072421°S 146.927749°E / -36.072421; 146.927749Coordinates: 36°04′21″S 146°55′40″E / 36.072421°S 146.927749°E / -36.072421; 146.927749
Information
Motto Fide et Literis
(Faith and Learning)
Religious affiliation(s) Uniting Church
Opened 1972
Status Now Enrolling
Sister school Shohei High School
Principal Ms Peggy Mahy
Grades Kindergarten-Year 12
Enrolment 475[1]
Website

The Scots School Albury is an independent, K-12, Uniting Church, co-educational, day and boarding School, located in the suburb North Albury of Albury, New South Wales, Australia. It draws students from the local area and other parts of Australia.[2]

The Scots School Albury has a history reaching back to the establishment in 1866 of Albury Grammar School, the first independent boys school in the Albury area. The School was formed in 1972 with the merger of Albury Grammar School with Woodstock Presbyterian Girls School, assuming the new identity of The Scots School Albury.

Two single-sex boarding houses (Sellars House for boys' boarding and Wilson House for girls' boarding)[3] accommodate students from Years 7-12 on campus.

Its 2012 enrolment includes approximately 500 Secondary School students and 175 Junior School students. Located a short distance from the centre of Albury, The Scots School Albury features a blend of modern and older buildings set in 11ha of extensive grounds.

Currently, the Principal is Peggy Mahy, the Deputy Principal is David Armstrong.[4]

History[edit]

In 1866, the Anglican Church under the direction of the Bishop of Goulburn, the Very Rev. Mesac Thomas opened the Albury Grammar School In 1878 the Rev. Joseph Masters,M.A., a Congregational minister was appointed its Headmaster. In 1881 he left the school and opened his own co-educational school called Albury High School. In 1887, due to ill-health, Masters sold the school to two young Melbourne school masters Alfred John Smith and George Bailey Wilson. Early in the new century the school changed its name to Albury Grammar school. In 1902 Smith was killed in a buggy accident and Wilson assumed full ownership of the school. In 1909 Wilson moved the school to its present campus where it remained co-educational until in 1928 he sold it to the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales and it became an all boys school. There had been private girls' school operating in Albury during this period. 'Glenair' and 'Albury Ladies College'. Both of these were purchased by Miss Jessie Heath in 1910 and became 'Springfield/Glenair Ladies College'. This school closed in 1916 and girls were accepted at the Grammar School by Wilson until 1928. In 1926 the 'Rosehill Girls' School' was opened by Miss Lillian Windridge and later sold in 1938 to Miss Anna Drennan. In 1939 Drennan moved the school to a new location and renamed it 'Woodstock Girls' School'. Drennan retired in 1946 and the school was taken over and operated by a community based Council. In 1958 the Presbyterian Church gave permission for the school to include 'Presbyterian' in its name,becoming 'Woodstock Presbyterian Girls' School'. In 1962 'Woodstock' moved location to a green acre site in North Albury where it remained until 1971 when the Albury Grammar School and 'Woodstock' decided to amalgamate to form a new coeducational school. The school was named 'The Scots School Albury' and was established on the original Grammar School campus.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-Annual-Report.pdf
  2. ^ "The Scots school Albury - Boarding Schools Expo". Boarding Schools Expo. Boarding Schools Expo. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Virtual Tour | Scots School ALbury". The Scots School Albury. Scots School Albury. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Academic Staff | The Scots School Albury". Scots School Albury. The Scots School Albury. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "150-year history | the Scots School Albury". Scots School Albury. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Timeline and archives | THE SCOTS SCHOOL ALBURY". www.scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 

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