The Scots School
" Trouthe and Honour Fredom and Curteisie "
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About Scots

The Scots School is a co-educational day and boarding school, rich in what it offers to students.
(Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 at the Bathurst campus with Boarding for Boys and Girls from Year 6. Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 at the Lithgow campus.) Please click on the below link to view a video about The Scots School.

The Scots School offers your child:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Broad Curriculum and Distinctive Co-Curricular Opportunities
  • Excellent Facilities including two modern boarding houses and a heated indoor pool

The Scots School is a very caring School with a broad curriculum and distinctive co-curricular opportunities such as the Pipes and Drums, the School Cadet unit, drama productions, music ensembles, excellent Agricultural programs and a wide variety of competitive sports. 

At The Scots School each child is well known to the staff and individual care, growth and development is a feature of The Scots School education. There is an emphasis on the academic, social and physical development of each child. Leadership skills and thinking paradigms are developed in each child.

The school has traditional Christian values and a modern educational focus. The academic program offers students a learning environment appropriate to their needs at each stage of their growth.

The Scots School is a Work of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales.


School Facilities

The school facilities are excellent and include:

  • 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool
  • The School farm
  • 4 large ovals
  • The Lamrock Performing Arts Centre
  • The Tim Richards Pavilion
  • 8 outdoor playing courts for tennis, basketball and netball
  • Galloway Boarding House for Girls
  • Bulkeley Boarding House for Senior Boys (Yrs 9-12)
  • The Kennel House for Junior Boys (Yrs 6-8)
  • Thompson Boarding House, which when available, is used for parent accommodation
  • A large School Hall used for Assembly, Chapel, School Musicals and Highland Jazz Nights
  • The John Hunter Sports Barn (including fully equipped gym and two indoor courts)
  • A modern Design and Technology Centre
  • A well-equipped library
  • Computer labs
  • Specialist classrooms for all faculties

The 50 hectare site offers students an education of the highest order in a pleasant rural setting. All students have exposure to the School's farm through studying Agriculture in Years 7 and 8 and may choose to continue this in Years 9 to 12 as well as being involved in the School's Cattle Team. The students at The Scots School have a wonderful environment in which to grow, learn and explore. The teachers are committed to their development and seek to give them a rich experience.

Our Aim 

It is our aim that students at The Scots School:

  • Learn how to live a values centred life
  • Experience outstanding classroom teaching 
  • Learn resilience and determination 
  • Are taught how to learn 
  • Enjoy school 
  • Are well known by the staff 
  • Learn to share 
  • Are given leadership skills 
  • Learn in small classes 
  • Are cared for 
  • Engage in outdoor activities 
  • Have a large selection of subject choices  
  • Are friendly and welcoming 
  • Are rewarded for effort and achievement 
  • Participate in a wide range of activities 
  • Are inclusive of others
  • Have the opportunity to excel academically and to realise their academic potential
  • Are encouraged to express themselves


Our Motto

"Trouthe and Honour Fredom and Curteisie"

The School Motto is a quote from Geoffrey Chaucer's description of the Knight in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, which was written at the end of the 14th Century. The School has preserved the Old English spelling of the words.

Chaucer's Knight was the epitome of the code of behaviour expected of the estate of knight hood in medieval times.

Knights were not only to become champions of the Church but also protectors of the weak and exemplars of moral virtue.

At The Scots School we encourage all our students, both male and female, to aspire to these ideals in every part of their lives and thus build a community which is strong and supportive and honouring to God.

Some practical implications of the School's motto are: 

Being truthful, being true to one's word, seeking truth in everything, being true to oneself and having integrity.

Giving honour to God and to other people. Not seeking honours for oneself. Aiming for high respect, reputation, a good name, nobleness of mind, allegiance to what is right. Letting words and actions be such that they bring one a good name and a reputation for integrity. 

Generosity of spirit. Holding dearly to the concept of not allowing people to be enslaved to any regime, habit or practice. 

Putting the good of others before oneself. Being courteous and gracious in one's dealings with others.

Our School WAR CRY

Karralee Karralee Cobbadah
Wirriga Yaraja Yah Yah Yah
Mycumbene Mycumbene Yallambie
Werai Werai Scots Are We!
Bunglegumbie Bunglegumbie Kanimbla
Yerinandah Yerinandah Yah Yah Yah

Reception: 02 6331 2766
The Scots School Bathurst
4173 O’Connell Road
The Scots School Lithgow
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6
1 Col Drewe Drive

A Work of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales