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The Scots School student Daniel McKay is awarded a prestigious C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship to Cambridge UK

Thursday, June 01, 2017 01 Jun
Daniel McKay is the first Scots School student to be awarded a prestigious C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship, valued at up to $60,000. Daniel is an outstanding student. He completed his secondary education at The Scots School in Bathurst in 2009 where he was School Captain in his final year. After a gap year working at St. Paul’s School as an Assistant Teacher in London, he began studying at the ANU, residing at Burgmann College. In December 2016, Daniel graduated with Bachelor of Arts (History) and Bachelor of Law, both with First Class Honours. Daniel’s C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship will allow him to commence a MPhil
in World History at the University of Cambridge UK later this year. Daniel McKay describes himself as a passionate and ambitious young historian
motivated by an intense curiosity and belief in the present value of understanding our past. He grew up on the family farm at Evans Plains near
Bathurst. The world stretching beyond the paddocks seemed distant and unknowable. Yet, the more Daniel sat on the veranda devouring books, the
more he realised that curiosity could be a passport to an understanding of that world.

CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL) and 1992 C.A.S. Hawker Scholar Mr. Gillon McLachlan will present four new Charles Hawker
Scholars with their scholarship certificates on Thursday 1 June at a ceremony held at St Mark’s College in Adelaide. Daniel’s family have enjoyed a very long association with The Scots School with father Sean an Old Boy (1981), sister Sarah (2011) and brother Hugh (2014). Daniel’s mother Rosemary is a current member of the School Board and Chair of the Finance Committee. On behalf of The Scots School, I extend my congratulations to Daniel for this outstanding achievement.



Thursday, June 01, 2017 01 Jun
The Cattle Team dinner was held on Friday night with a wonderful attendance of Cattle Team members and family.
Matilda Ryan (12), Olivia Warry (11) and Claudia Humphries (11) spoke on behalf of all the Cattle Team members
in thanking Mrs Dawes and all the parents and friends who assisted in the successful organisation of the team this
year. This is a huge undertaking with 44 students and 22 Cattle involved in the Sydney Royal Show this year. Once
again we were the most successful school with many ribbons and two Gold Medals the main highlights.

The major awards presented at the Cattle Team Dinner were as follows:
Junior Cattle Award Sasha Spence (Year 9)
Senior Cattle Award Matilda Ryan (Year 12)
Most Improved Award Kirilee Scott (Year 7)




Wednesday, May 17, 2017 17 May
Congratulations to Simi Atluri (Yr 7) and Grayson Jacobsen (Yr 3).  Simi and Grayson  (pictured below) both came 1st at the CWA Public Speaking Competition for the Central West Region.
Congratulations also to Austin Markwick, who received a Highly Commended in the Year 7/8 Section.

Act for Peace Ration Challenge

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10 May

Mr Harris will be eating the exact same food rations as a Syrian refugee for one week and he needs your support!
He has joined the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and will be raising funds to ensure Syrian refugees have enough to eat and to show them that we are with them, not against them.

If you would like to support him, simply click on the 'Act for Peace Ration Challenge' logo above to make a donation through his fundraising page.

Thank you for your support - it is truly appreciated.

The Scots School Cadet Unit Dinner Wednesday 17th May 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 09 May
RSVP for The Cadet Unit dinner is by Thursday 11th May for catering purposes
Invitation  to the Cadet Unit Dinner and RSVP form

Oustanding Success for Cattle Team

Monday, May 08, 2017 08 May

Congratulations to Mrs Libby Dawes and the School Cattle Team for their outstanding success over the weekend at the Royal Bathurst Show. The Cattle Team students followed the amazing success at Sydney Royal with many awards which just reinforce their enthusiasm, hard work and their ability to work together as a team.

Here are a few highlights:

1.         Reserve Champion Junior females in the Open Section for the respective breed classes. In a strong class of 16-20 month old heifers of 10 animals both of our cows took out first and second place.

2.         Champion Junior female in Schools classes for animals owned and bred by schools. This was followed by Grand Champion Female and then the overall Supreme exhibit of the show.

3.         In the Junior Paraders and Junior Judging competitions, with over 150 competitors, our students took out places in all classes. Maya Brooking (Year 90 and Claudia Humphries (Year 11) took out first place in their division. An Old Boy, Sam Pateman (2014), was the eventual Grand Champion Parader.

4.         Eight of the twenty finalists in the Junior Judging were students from The Scots School. Bailey Ryan and Anna Wilde (Year 10) placed fourth and fifth in their age division and Sophie Bingley Maya Brooking (Year 9)  placed second and third in their age division.

5.         We had a big group of entries in the young Rural Achievers  with outstanding results including:

•          Joshua Kidd (6) first in the Primary Division;

•          Kirilee Scott (7) first in the 12-14 Girls;

•          Grace Dawes (8) second in the 12-14 Girls;

•          Jacob Cranston (10) second in the 15-16 Boys;

•          Melissa Bateman (11) second in the 15-16 Girls;

•          Julia Ross (11) first in the very competitive 15-16 Girls and overall Champion Young Rural Achiever in the Intermediate Division;

6.         In the Young Rural Achievers Literature Section the best results were:

•          Felicity Webb (8) first in the Years 7-9 Fiction Division and Kirilee Scott (7) third;

•          Max Semmens (11) and Jessica Rodham (11) equal first in the Year 10-12 Fiction Division;

•          Max Semmens (11) first in the Years 10-12 Non Fiction Division.

The Cattle Program has enjoyed the strong support of families to enable it to operate with such a large group of students and animals.  Mrs Dawes and I particularly wish to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of Louise Warry, Brett Cranston, Lesley Kidd, Shane Ryan, Stuart and Leanne Ferguson who worked tirelessly at the Bathurst Show over the weekend.

More than 40 students have been involved in Cattle Team over the last two terms under the expertise of Mrs Libby Dawes, her strong team of parent helpers, the three Kentucky University students through CSU Global and the leadership of Agricultural Program Leader Tilly Ryan. They have developed a whole range of personal skills in the process. Not only do they learn a great deal about steers and preparing them for showing but they also learn to work together as a team, develop resilience as they face challenges, take on responsibility, mentor younger students new to cattle, develop patience and humility, have fun and a great deal more. This is a wonderful program which has enjoyed great success in recent years.

ANZAC March Led With Great Distinction

Monday, May 08, 2017 08 May
The Pipes and Drums, members of the School Cadet Unit and the Junior School represented the school at the ANZAC March in Bathurst yesterday.  Our Pipes and Drums led the march as usual with great distinction and our school was well represented.  We also had students and the staff from Lithgow march in the Lithgow ANZAC Day Ceremony and they were joined by two of our Senior School students from Bathurst.  Francesco Di Franco and Kaileigh Baxter laid the wreath.  School Captain Lewis Wilde and Prefect Georgia Flude represented the school by laying the wreath at the 4.30am ANZAC Service in Bathurst.

HIGHLAND GATHERING Sunday 19th March 10am-4pm

Friday, March 03, 2017 03 Mar
A great family day out! Games, stalls, Highland Dancing, Equestrian, NSW Pipe Band Competition,  Strongman Competition and School Tours.Entry fee is  $2 per person,  Children under 5 yrs are free. ALL WELCOME
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CEILIDH ( Pronounced Kay-li- which is Gaelic for Party) – Saturday March 18th from 4.30-7.30

Friday, March 03, 2017 03 Mar
A relaxed evening of music from the Pipes and Drums and Music Department. Bring your own rug or chair and jumper. BBQ, salad, cakes, slices , tea, coffee and cold drinks  will be available for sale. Entry is Gold Coin Donation. ALL WELCOME


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 15 Feb
A very popular annual event not to be missed.  Sunday 19th March  2017.  Entries close Friday 10th March so get in early to avoid disappointment. 
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Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6
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