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The Scots Bathurst Community Cattle Program

At The Scots School Bathurst and Lithgow, the education of students is our most important priority with Academic Excellence, Individual Attention and Diverse Opportunities our hallmark.

Money raised through The Scots Bathurst Community Cattle Program therefore, is an investment in young people. Further, we know this initiative will build on the strong appreciation of agriculture within our school and community.

The purpose of The Scots Bathurst Community Cattle Program is threefold: to raise funds primarily to support students with scholarships and bursaries; to invest in school projects which will enhance the educational offerings of the school; and to build community in the context of our already outstanding Agricultural and Cattle Show Team programs.

Our Community Cattle Program creates an opportunity for primary producer families to give financial support in a tailored way and also for other families to assist in the program.

The Program
The program is a simple and flexible arrangement made between farm and school.  A cow/calf or steer in your herd is ‘allocated’ to Scots. The producer manages the animal(s) at their own cost.  At sale, proceeds of the cow’s subsequent calves or the steer are paid into The School’s account. You may direct your livestock agent to send payment direct to the school’s account.

The Community Cattle Program is managed by a committee of volunteers who desire to see The Scots School Bathurst prosper in providing worthwhile opportunities for our students. The Committee is overseen by the School Board

The Scots Community Cattle Program Committee is as follows:

Stuart Andrews

0427 112 448

Parent & Old Boy, Bylong

Libby Dawes              

0457 515 167   

Agriculture Teacher, Scots

David Gates               

0400 387 964

Headmaster, Scots

John Gordon              

0407 414 295

Parent, Kings Plains     

Gordon Larkings       

0438 937 320

Parent & Old Boy, Condobolin

John Matthews           

6331 4993 AH    

Grand Parent, Bathurst

Barry Nott                  

0428 819 269  

Ex parent & Old Boy, Mudgee

Robyn White               

0414 621 279  

School Board Member, Cowra

Any of the above members are available for you to contact regarding your involvement.

A Donation Form can be obtained in the following ways:

Join the Program

Many past students, current families and friends of the wider Scots community recognise the unique benefits of The Scots School in developing young people to achieve well balanced and rewarding lives. Please consider this worthwhile investment.

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  • by contacting the School Office on (02) 6331 2766 or by email

  • by contacting one of the Community Cattle Program Committee members listed above to discuss your interest and options for giving through the program.

There may be some who wish to donate through the Program who are not cattle producers or land holders.  We may be able to arrange a partnership with a landholder to set up your ownership of a cow.

Please consider how your involvement in The Scots Bathurst Community Cattle Program could make a real difference in supporting the School’s Scholarship and Bursary offerings and in contributing to major school projects at The Scots School.

Robyn White
Committee Chair


Orange Regional Gallery


The school community knows Mr. Martin Coyte very well from his endeavours in the Art Room.  He is also to be found in his favourite chair in the staffroom delivering witty observations on chromatic intensity, computers, life, the universe and everything.  Those with long memories will recall Mr. Coyte and wife Louise as the parents of three former students of the school: beginning with Matthew (now Editor-in-Chief of Rolling Stone Australia, Leo - an artist with several exhibition credits of his own), and more recently Gene. Many in the school are also delighted to have met youngest son Lewis.

At the same time that he has been modestly toiling away in the Art Room, Mr. Coyte has also established quite a reputation as an artist.   A search of Google showed that he has had his work exhibited on a huge number of occasions over the years.  As one would expect, there have been exhibitions of his work at the major galleries in Bathurst and Orange.  There have also been exhibitions in other regional centres such as Muswellbrook and Shepparton in Victoria, the capitals of Melbourne and Sydney and even London!  In 1999 he was commissioned to provide the wattle paintings that the Scots community sees in the Bathurst Entertainment Centre on Speech Day.  Again, as expected, his works are in the collection of the Orange, Bathurst and Cowra galleries.  Perhaps not so well known, is that he is also represented in the Australian National University Art Collection, and the Patrick White Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Orange Regional Gallery is presenting an exhibition of Mr. Coyte’s work called Looking Back.  Louise Doyle, a former director of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, opened Looking Back. Ms. Doyle is now Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Looking Back is on until 6 October. Anyone going to see Mr. Coyte’s exhibition should also go upstairs to an exhibition in Gallery 3 curated by Orange Regional Gallery Director Alan Sisley, entitled Director’s Choice.  I enjoyed the Dame Edna Everage teapot!               
                                                                                                                                                                                          A. Maher


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

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