The Scots School
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FOJS Trivia Night Friday September 9th

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 30 Aug

Parents and Friends of the whole school community are invited to join us for a Trivia Night on Friday 9th September (6.45pm for a 7.15pm start) in the Aikman Hall.  The FOJS is currently fundraising for refurbishment and extension to the Junior School Playground.

Trivia (wildcards available for purhcase on the night)
and a whole lot of fun

Tickets: $15/head
BYO drinks and nibbles

RSVP Wednesday 7th September:
Please email to reserve your tickets/table (up to 10) as this will be a popular event.  If there are any unreserved tickets, they will be available to purchase at the door on the night.

We are also welcoming donations from local businesses towards prizes for the evening.  If your business would like to contribute please email the above address or contact 0400 329 717.


Highland Jazz Night

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 13 Jul

A cabaret style concert, featuring our talented musicians, vocalists, The Scots School Pipes and Drums and Highland

Saturday July 30th, 2016 in the Aikman HallDoors will open at 5.45pm for pre-concert socialising
Concert starts at 6:30pm
Admission: Adults $20includes Lucky Door prize tickets
Children $5, pre-schoolers free.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - then pay at the door on the night
BYO drinks & nibbles. Tea, coffee &cake will be available at interval
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as this is a very popular event.

Please email Judith Wilde with number of guests to

Please reserve your table by Wednesday 27th July.

All proceeds will support The Pipes and Drums and the Music Department

Change of Date for Blue Black and Gold Ball 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016 20 May
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2016 Blue Black and Gold Ball will now be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.  We hope that you can join us to celebrate our 70th Anniversary Year.

GUYS and DOLLS The Scots School Musical

Monday, May 09, 2016 09 May

Where: Aikman Hall, The Scots School Bathurst
When:  Two performance dates

  • Friday 20th May 7pm
  • Saturday 21st May 7pm

Tickets are available at the door -  Adults $15 Students $10

The first home Rugby fixture for the season this weekend

Thursday, May 05, 2016 05 May
It is also the first occasion the Pavilion will be in  use for Rugby.  I encourage as many parents and students as possible to come for these matches on Saturday.  For more information on the Rugby Draw for this season click here.

The Scots School Showjumping Day

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 23 Mar
Sunday 15th May 2016.  For information and entry form please click here.

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)

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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