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Thank you for a superb 70th Anniversary Weekend from Headmaster

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 16 Mar
Headmaster  Mr David Gates expressed his thanks to The Scots School community in this week’s Highlander.  For a full report, please visit our Highlander newsletter  on this website.
 I am  very grateful to all the parents and students who attended the opening of the Tim Richards Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. This was truly a wonderful occasion where the vision of the past P & F Executive was realised. The contribution of so many parents, staff and students through donations and fundraising efforts showed our community in action.

The 70th Anniversary Formal Garden Party at Karralee was a great event which was enjoyed by current parents and staff of the School and Old Boys and Girls spanning the 70 years of the School’s history. Thank you also to all parents, past parents, staff and Old Boys and Girls who attended and made this a very special occasion.

Sunday was a wonderful day for the Highland Gathering with a wonderful fair atmosphere with stalls, games, rides and lots of food. There were Thirteen Pipes
Bands organised by Mr Robert Boshier and the Friends of Pipes and Drums, Dance Troupes and Highland Dancers coordinated by Mrs Gillian Gates and
games for the children organised by Mr Adams with his PASS Class. I am very grateful for the enormous commitment of the Highland Gathering Committee
lead by Mr Lindsay Wilde (President of the Parents and Friends), the Friends of Pipes and Drums and the tremendous support of parents, grandparents, students
and staff to enable the weekend to be the fabulous event it was. I wish to thank everyone involved who organised stalls and activities, put up tents and did a great deal more besides, often behind the scenes, to ensure the success of such a large undertaking.

There were many highlights at this year’s Highland Gathering. I wish to thank the team of dedicated parents, students and Old Boys who erected and dismantled the Castle. Our own Pipes and Drums under the leadership of Gil McKenzie represented the school admirably as usual. Other highlights included the mass bands performing together at the closing presentation, the role of our cadets in the Flag Raising Ceremony and the tremendous increase in participation of students in Highland Dancing at The Scots School.

It was a great weekend. Thank you everyone for the part you played.

To enjoy the photos from the 70th Anniversary weekend click here.

Winter sports training

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 16 Mar
Winter sports training commences this Thursday 17th March for all sports.

The Scots School Old Boys’ and Girls' Association AGM

Friday, February 19, 2016 19 Feb
Please be advised that there will be an Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12th  March, 2016 in the Performing Arts Centre at The Scots School Bathurst. The meeting will take place from 9.30am – 11.00 am. All welcome.

French Classes at Scots for Parents

Monday, February 15, 2016 15 Feb

It is not too late to enroll.  Please contact Madame Adamson 0408265180
Sponsored by the Association of Independent Schools
To begin Thursday 18th February
Time: 3.30pm - 5pm
Where: Room 5
(In between Mrs Fleming's office and the library, look for the French Flag)

Year 7 Experience Day Friday 26th February 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016 15 Feb
The Year 7 2016 Experience Day for students entering Year 7 in 2017 will be held on Friday 26 February.
All current Year 6 students at Scots, scholarship applicants for next year
and 2009 Pre-Kindergarten students have been sent an invitation.
If you know anyone currently in Year 6 and looking for a fabulous school,
please suggest they attend our Experience Day. All they need to do
is contact Mrs Lynda Ireland,our Enrolments and Promotions Officer,
to let her know they will be attending and she will let them
know what to bring to maximise their enjoyment of the day.
This is a fun day for the students and a great way to experience The Scots School.

Don't forget school starts back next week:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 20 Jan

Wednesday 27th January
- Bathurst Kindergarten, Year 7 and other new students
- Bathurst and Lithgow Pre-Kindergarten

Thursday 28th January
Bathurst Years 1-12
Lithgow Kindergarten - Year 6

All families should have received a package in the post before Christmas.  This package contains information to start 2016.  If you haven't received this, please contact the school.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 25 Nov
To celebrate the event which sets our calendar, the birth of our Lord Jesus, we are having a Lessons and Carol’s service.
Thursday, 3rd December at 6.00pm in the Aikman Hall


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 25 Nov

Thursday, 3rd December at 4.30pm on the Old Boys' Oval.
Lieutenant General Mark Evans from Army Headquarters in Canberra will be the Reviewing Officer. All are welcome to attend.

Junior School P&F will be running the BBQ so you can buy dinner before or after the Carols service.

Junior School P&F will be running the BBQ so you can buy dinner before or after the Carols service.


Christmas Market and Family Fun Day at The Scots School Lithgow

Monday, November 16, 2015 16 Nov
Saturday 28th November.  Please click here for more information.

PARENT WEEKEND and P&F Charity Concert and BBQ this Saturday 24th October 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015 22 Oct

There are a number of events for parents and students to attend this weekend;
• School sport – Friday Night and Saturday
• P & F Charity Concert and BBQ at 6pm outside the Performing Arts Centre with funds raised going to
• Parent Weekend Chapel Service and Induction of School Prefects -9.30am Sunday
• The P & F Annual General Meeting after Chapel at about 11am. The P & F are only holding the AGM at
this time with the normal business meeting on this Wednesday at 5.30pm. Accordingly, the AGM should
only take about 20 minutes.
• Friends of Rugby and Friends of Pipes & Drums will hold a meeting immediately after the P & F AGM.
The Chapel Service is compulsory for all students. If you have a very significant engagement clash, please
apply for leave to the Headmaster no later than Wednesday. The Parent Weekends and Chapel Services are a
very important part of our School community.


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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