The Scots School Bathurst, founded in 1946, is a Presbyterian school catering for boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. The school is set in 40 hectares of beautifully maintained grounds and gardens on the outskirts of Bathurst.

The school offers education in a caring, Christian environment. It is a unique environment where students can grow into young adults, sure and confident of their own self-worth. Academic excellence is valued. The structure and organisation of the school offers an opportunity for students to concentrate their efforts on aspects of their personal development (academic, physical, cultural and spiritual) in a logical and focused manner.

The school caters for a range of students from differing backgrounds; city and country, day and boarding (including a number from overseas). Its aim is to foster a broad vision in the students; a statewide, nationwide and international perspective of their place in society.

Facilities: Boys’ and girls’ boarding houses, agriculture complex, performing arts centre, three sports fields, cricket pitches, a variety of sports courts, indoor sports complex, 25m indoor heated swimming pool, pavilion overlooking the main oval, computer laboratories, library and design and technology facilities incorporating computer-aided design machinery.

Pre-Kindergarten: The Scots School Pre-Kindergarten Program aims to prepare students for Kindergarten while ensuring they are happy and have many opportunities to develop their confidence and self-esteem. The program will see your child work on pre-number skills, pre-literacy and pre-writing. Students also enjoy the many benefits of being in a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 setting.

After-school care is available until 6pm.

The Junior School: The Junior School is a happy and vibrant place. Students learn from a team of highly experienced and dedicated staff in a unique K-12 environment. All students have access to whole-school facilities. They also are taught by specialist teachers such as Drama, music, Science, French and Art. Class sizes are small, allowing teachers to know their students and individualise learning programs to match learning needs. Co-curricular experiences can be accommodated for the most active of children.

After-school care is available until 6pm.

The Senior School
Curriculum Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Geography, History, LOTE, Commerce, Agriculture, Science, Music, Design and Technology, Drama, Visual Arts, Information Software Technology, Christian Studies and PD/Health/PE.

Curriculum Years 11 and 12: English, Extension English 1 and 2, Mathematics, Extension Mathematics 1 and 2, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design and Technology, Agriculture, Drama, Business Studies, Modern History and Extension History, Ancient History, Studies of Religion, Visual Arts, PD/H/PE, Music, Music Extension, Design and Technology,  VET courses and LOTE distance courses in languages.

Sport: Cricket, rugby union, equestrian, girls’ soccer, tennis, swimming, basketball, netball, fitness training, girls’ touch football, girls’ hockey.

Co-curricular activities: Cadets, debating, chess, drama, The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Crusaders, Pipes and Drums Band, Highland dancing, concert band, string ensembles, private music lessons, choir, public speaking, equestrian team, musical productions, Rural Fire Service Cadets, Cattle Team.

Welfare and personal development: Students are assigned to a tutor group where their progress is monitored. Support is also offered to students by their Stage Co-ordinator, The Director of Teaching and Learning, through communication via the school diary, the school chaplain and English as a second language programs. The Scots School offers a well-regulated and structured environment where self-discipline and individual responsibility is supported and enhanced by a carefully planned pastoral system and daily routine.

Camps: Stage 3 Canberra Excursion, Year 7 Camp, Year 8 Adventure Camp (Cadets) and The Duke of Edinburgh Camp. Students may elect to be placed overseas after their HSC as part of the school-to-school GAP program.

Headmaster: Mr David Gates.

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