The Scots School was founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1946. The Bathurst campus is a co-educational day school for pre-kindergarten (4 year olds) to year 12 with boarding for years 6 to 12. The Lithgow campus is a co-educational day school for pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.
The Scots School provides a quality education in a secure and supportive Christian environment. The Christian faith is central to all that the school does, with Chapel and Christian Studies classes once a week for all students across the school. Once a term the whole school community comes together for church on the Sunday of Parent Weekend. These services are always very special and a key focus of the ministry to students, parents and staff. Boarding students also attend NightChurch at Bathurst Presbyterian Church at least once a term and are encouraged and supported to attend on a regular basis.
The Scots School believes that it is important to give everyone in the school community the opportunity to engage with the Christian world view of life, and an understanding of the Christian faith centred in the work and person of Jesus as revealed in the bible. The school also seeks to provide every student with the opportunity to know the Christian message, to appreciate its validity and value, and to respond personally.
The Scots School strives to give individual assistance to every student to enable them to achieve their best and to develop their academic gifts, social abilities, physical endeavours and personal Christian faith. Students are encouraged to pursue success in all their undertakings. The Scots School provides academic excellence, individual attention, broad curriculum and diverse co-curricular opportunities. The school also offers boarding support, learning support and considerable support to transition students from School to University, GAP placements and the workforce.
Students are encouraged to grow, learn and explore in a magnificent 42 Ha rural setting. Facilities include a 25 m indoor heated swimming pool, school farm, The Lamrock Performing Arts Centre, the John Hunter Sports Barn (with two indoor courts and a gym), outdoor tennis, netball and basketball courts, Aikman Assembly Hall, Design & Technology Centre, extensive computer network, specialist classrooms for all learning areas, horse agistment for boarding students, Galloway Boarding House for girls and Bulkeley Boarding House for boys.
Co-curricular programs offer a diverse range of activities designed to engage, enrich and challenge students including Pipes and Drums, Cadet Unit, Crusaders, Cattle Team, Rural Fire Service Cadets, Equestrian Team, music ensembles and drama productions, a strong sporting program, swimming squads, Chess Club, and Debating and Public Speaking.
Please contact the Enrolments and Promotions Officer, Mrs Lynda Ireland, to arrange a personal tour of the School and to meet with headmaster Mr David Gates to discuss your child’s needs.
Telephone: (02) 6331 2766
Address: Bathurst Campus 4173 O’Connell Rd Bathurst
Lithgow Campus: 1 Col Drewe Dr, Lithgow