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Latest news - 2019 welcomes new school for NSW Central West

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 08 Jan
As Australia and the world recently welcomed the New Year, in just 25 days with the start of the new school  year, the merger of two outstanding co-educational boarding and day schools, The Scots School and All Saints College will be complete, welcoming its first families and foundation students for a new era in regional education as Scots All Saints College.  Read more .......


Tuesday, December 04, 2018 04 Dec

MEDIA RELEASE Junior School and Middle School Leaders Announced

From the Headmaster

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 07 Nov
What a fantastic weekend we have just enjoyed! The weather was perfect for the Open Day on the Scots Campus and the commitment of students, staff and parents was exceptional. The school looked at its absolute best after the recent rain too. The events of the weekend speak strongly of community, a great diversity of school opportunities and the excellent support we all enjoy from a strong and committed parent body and willing and enthusiastic staff and students.

The Senior School Information Night on Friday night provided an opportunity for Senior Staff to present their vision to the College community. Ms Leaf (Director of Senior School), Mr Jones (Head of Academic Excellence and Compliance), Mr Adams (Director of Co-curricular) and Mr Weeks (Educational Consultant) presented a very clear plan with many exciting initiatives. I wish to thank them for their excellent presentations.

The Open Day from 11am-2pm on Saturday provided the opportunity for us to show off what will be the Senior School Campus to the wider community whilst also allowing All Saints’ Parents to have a closer look. I wish to thank the staff and students who set up displays, opened up their classrooms, conducted tours and answered questions. I wish to also acknowledge the Year 11 Tour Guides who did a fabulous job. Thank you also to the Boarders P & F who ran the BBQ so well.

The ISA organised a Girls’ Gala Touch Football Carnival with over 250 girls from ISA Schools. Scots All Saints College has just joined the ISA Competition for Girls’ Touch Football this season and this was a wonderful way to be welcomed into the competition. The organisers and other schools were so impressed with our facilities they hope to make this a regular start to the season.

The Parent Weekend Chapel Service was a very special occasion too for the School Prefects and House Captains who were inducted in the presence of their peers, staff and family supporters on Sunday. I believe we have a body of leaders who will excel in their roles as they lead the Senior School over the next 12 months. I am really grateful for the support of all parents and students who made the effort to attend. These occasions are extremely important educational and community opportunities for our students which should not be missed.

Prefects are now welcome to apply for the Senior leadership roles of School Captain male and female, School Vice-Captain male and female, Day House Prefect male and female and Prefect Coordinator. This will occur over the next few weeks and announcements will be made at the end of the year.

Two very significant events take place at All Saints’ College and The Scots School next weekend. The Year 12 Valedictory Ball will be a wonderful event for the All Saints’ students, staff and families and I wish them all the best for the Ball and for their future.

For The Scots School community, the same night is the occasion of the last Blue, Black & Gold Ball. This is a wonderful whole school community event. The 2018 Year 12 will be officially welcomed into the Old Boys’ & Girls’ Association at the beginning of the night and I wish the Scots Year 12s all the best for their future too.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 23 Oct
We look forward to an exciting weekend.

7pm Friday 26 October: Information Night for Senior School 2019 – Aikman Hall
10am-3pm Saturday 27 October: ISA Touch Footy Gala Day- Scots Campus
11am-2pm Saturday 27 October: Open Day at Scots Campus- Main Quadrangle
3.30pm Saturday 27 October: Parents and Friends Association Inaugural Annual General Meeting and Social Mixer - Aikman Hall
9.30am Sunday 28 October: Senior School Leadership Induction Service – Aikman Hall

Summer Sport Choices

Thursday, August 30, 2018 30 Aug

We are calling for all students from both The Scots School and All Saints’ College in Years 7 to 11 to complete their summer sport choices by 10.30am on Wednesday 5th of September. The process involves completing a Google form found at the following URL . Students will need a valid and accessible email address (perhaps a parents email address) to complete the form. It is also best to try and do the form on a device with a large screen (not a phone) as there is a lot of text to read. We strongly encourage students to read the form carefully and to discuss with their parents their choices before they submit the form - as you can only do it once! Please note that the completion of the summer sports choice form DOES NOT guarantee a spot in a team. There will be selection trials for most of our sports and places in some teams/programs will be capped. This may mean that some students play in different competition structures to what each school has previously done during the summer. It is a new and exciting sports program for us this summer and we anticipate some new challenges. We ask for patience and understanding as we sort things out. (Mr Adams and Mr Gardner)


Thursday, August 16, 2018 16 Aug
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Great Media Interest in Scots All Saints College

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 07 Aug

Local media were invited to learn more about our new school with a team of journalists on site to meet with our leadership team and to see our students enjoying the benefits of being stronger together.  Read more about the Media Release here.

Look out for local news stories featuring on WIN News Central West Prime7 News Central West Channel Nine News Western Advocate 99.3 B-Rock FM

Mrs Betty Ives

Thursday, July 26, 2018 26 Jul

 The Scots community were informed via an emailed letter last week of the passing of Mrs Betty Ives, former staff member and highly esteemed visitor to the school. Her funeral service was held at Bathurst Presbyterian Church last Friday and it was a great privilege for Andrew Maher and David Gates to reflect on her life and enormous contribution to The Scots School since 1964.

The following is what David Gates, Headmaster,  shared with those present at her funeral service:


Mrs Betty Ives is a highly respected past staff member who served the school with distinction from 1964-1992. Since that time she has kept in very regular contact with the school. At her funeral today are many past and current staff members and students to pay their respects and to acknowledge the enormous impact she made on their lives.

I never worked with Betty Ives but Mr John Hunter (Headmaster 1973-1990) is here today and Mrs Ives was his Secretary and School Registrar amongst many other responsibilities. From what I have been told, Mrs Ives was a powerhouse operator, with zest and energy, an eye for detail and an amazing memory. All of these are wonderful qualities in a Headmaster’s Secretary. When I speak to old boys from her time however, it is about her care for them and their families, her warmth of character and her focus on the individual that really stands out. Mrs Ives understood better than anyone that schools are about students. This is especially evident today in the number of Old Boys and past staff members who have travelled to be  present at her  funeral service.

Mrs Ives has maintained very regular contact with the school since her retirement often attending events such as the Highland Gathering, the annual Old Boys’ Cricket Match, School Athletics Carnivals and other special school occasions. At these events there are always many people who take the opportunity to talk to her and her memory of past students is exceptional.

The Scots School went coeducational 21 years ago and four new competition houses were formed. One of them was named Ives’ House in Mrs Ives’ honour. The students of Ives’ House are very proud of their house and they enjoyed seeing Mrs Ives at the school. The Senior School House Captains always visited her for her birthday and it is fitting that the House Captain this year is Phoebe Cutting who is Mrs Ives’ Grand Niece.

The students of the school also decided to nominate Mrs Ives as one of the Bathurst 200 legends. The publication was called ‘A People in Time: Peoplescape’. This was part of the special celebrations for the 200 year anniversary of Bathurst in 2015. They enjoyed preparing the image which stood in her honour amongst 200 famous Bathurstians in front of the Court House. 

In the new school, Scots All Saints College, one of the boys’ boarding houses will be renamed Ives’ House. Mrs Gates and I visited Mrs Ives about six weeks ago to discuss this with her in the context that all competition houses were going to be new at Scots All Saints College. I wanted to name a boarding house after her. She was very happy with this idea and this was approved by the School Board in June. 

Mrs Ives has been a regular source of knowledge about the history of the school in my 8 years as Headmaster. If I wanted to know something, I would speak with Mr Maher and he would talk to Mrs Ives to provide the answer I needed. 

The rose garden next to Karralee was a special gift to the school from Mrs Ives to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of The Scots School in 2016. Mrs Ives arranged for a special rose to be commissioned for the 70th Anniversary by Swain’s Nursery with the rose to be called the ‘Karralee Rose’. Many past students, staff and parents bought the ‘Karralee Rose’ which they now have growing in their own gardens in memory of her and their own association with The Scots School.

Mrs Ives is an exceptional person, a much loved staff member and a great Bathurstian. I pay honour to her today as Headmaster on behalf of The Scots School community.


Announcements from the Headmaster

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10 Jul

Senior Executive Team 

See full details on 2019 Integration page!

The Scots School presents Oliver the musical

Monday, June 25, 2018 25 Jun
Save the Date : 10th and 11th August, 2018
The Scots School presents the musical Oliver!
Aikman Hall, The Scots School Bathurst

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