co-educational boarding on campus

welcome to boarding

With the advantage of wide open campuses, fresh air and unrivalled space to thrive, Scots All Saints has proven it can support regional and rural boarding students with a safe, secure and continuous learning environment which is closer to home, centrally located in the growing regional town of Bathurst, NSW.

Boarding is an integral part of the fabric of the Scots All Saints community. With a longstanding tradition as a boarding school, the College has a deep understanding of the unique responsibilities of supporting our students and creating a family atmosphere to develop young boys and girls of purpose.

Recent changes in the boarding structure has led to the foundation of an exciting entrance into the 2020 academic year.  Full-time, weekly and short term boarding accommodation is available to girls and boys from Years 5 – 12 in Bathurst, conveniently located on campus so students can walk to class and participate in before and after school programs. The Scots Campus houses  Senior School boarders (Years 9 – 12) and All Saints Campus accommodates Middle School (Years 5 – 8) Boarding.

new weekly and casual boarding

Weekly boarding is now an additional option for 2020. This gives students and families the opportunity to board during the week and return home on a Friday afternoon after classes cease at 3:20 pm. Boarders are able to return Sunday afternoon.

In addition to weekly boarding, casual boarding is now an option to help students achieve the most from their educational journey at school.

on campus boarding facilities

Scots Campus

Senior Boarding students enjoy a dedicated space to live and learn on campus with excellent facilities with a secure, safe and comforting sense of home away from home. With over 150 acres of land on Scots Campus, including a working farm for cattle and sheep and an equestrian centre, this campus is one of the largest in Australia. Our picturesque environment offers idyllic rural charm as well as a comforting sense of home for all students as they grow.

Our modern, well-equipped facilities support an inspired learning environment. Scots Campus offers a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, performing arts centre, sports centre and pavilion, numerous sporting ovals, tennis courts, a newly refurbished library and dining hall with nutritious meals.

Scots Campus Boarding is organised into three separate Boarding Houses on Scots Campus for Year 9 – 12 boys and girls: Ives House (Senior Girls Year 10-12), Galloway House (Years 9-10 Girls) and Thompson House (Boys Years 9-12).

Boarding houses have recently been upgraded to offer modern, comfortable, private accommodation on campus with study spaces, communal recreational areas and kitchens.

Equestrian facilities and agistment are offered on campus for boarders to bring their own horses to stay at school.

All Saints Campus

In a first for NSW boarding schools, Scots All Saints College, Bathurst has announced a new Middle School boarding program where Year 5 to Year 8 boys and girls can not only learn but live on campus in the newly reopened All Saints Campus boarding houses.

Designed especially to nurture and value the contributions of younger boarders when they may be new to our school, the unique Scots All Saints Middle School boarding program now provides an even greater opportunity for individual students to flourish and form strong bonds with their peers.

A Year 7 boarder beginning their journey at the College has very different needs, compared to a Year 12 preparing for their final exams and life after school. A care, wellbeing and developmental program in boarding from an early age supports students to form strong bonds with each other and build connections that stretch beyond the school gate.

Our Middle School boarders are encouraged to enjoy being kids, participate freely in activities and without any concern or worry. Most children are ready to start boarding by Year 5 in early adolescence so they don’t need to wait to Year 7 to start boarding.

All Saints Campus provides a unique, dedicated space for our younger boarders to enjoy.

The Boarding house offer a two separate wings for boys and girls in Marsden House and Lyons House – both offer modern, comfortable, private accommodation on campus with study spaces, communal recreational areas and kitchens.

For more details about our boarding facilities, click here

experienced boarding team

Our boarding house team works closely with parents and carers to encourage students to excel to the best of their ability, encouraging students to take full adavantage of the opportunities at the College and develop personal skills such as, wellbeing, organisation, confidence, independence and team work.

The full-time Head of House is supported by Residential House Mothers to provide care and support for all students who live under their care within their houses.  Students are assisted with prep (homework) and programs to assist with life skills including preparing meals, financial literacy, excursions and outings outside of school hours.

For more details about out boarding team, click here

parent accommodation on campus

As a value add to benefit boarding parents seeking an affordable, clean, convenient and a readily available option to visit their boarding children at school, Scots All Saints College offers parent accommodation in the converted boarding houses on All Saints Campus across town. Parents enjoy being able to access parent accommodation on campus while visiting children for performance, sports, social gatherings and to meet with teachers.  Parent accommodation offers individual dorm-style rooms with multiple beds to cater to family, tea and coffee facilities are provided, with a communal lounge area with cooking facilities, lounges and televisions.

Blankets and duvets are supplied, but families will need to bring their own linen. Rooms are $20 a night and need to be booked in advance. Please be aware that these bookings are on a ‘first-in first-served’ basis. Families will need to find their own place within the accommodation house for their stay.

Parent accommodation is available during the school terms and does need to be booked in prior to checking in. Please bring your own food or visit one of the many wonderful hospitality places in Bathurst. We hope you enjoy your stay.

For further information and bookings, please contact, Mrs Jenny Donnelly on 6331 3911 or email jenny.donnelly@scotsallsaints.nsw.edu.au

academic excellence

The College prides itself on academic excellence with outstanding consistent results in the HSC and NAPLAN as the top performing school in the Central West in 2018. This is a positive outcome of a collaborative learning community and support at all levels for students. We offer specialist facilities, caring, experienced teachers, a diverse offering of co-curricular opportunities, a choice of elective subjects with a timetable to cater to individual student preferences.

student wellbeing and pastoral care

Scots All Saints College is delighted to be the first school in the Central West to introduce Positive Psychology as a new approach to learning and living at school. We believe it will be a game changer in the lives of our students providing the skills and attitudes to overcome setbacks, develop a growth mindset and the patience and persistence to achieve goals.

Outstanding pastoral care and a strong sense of community are vital for our College community. This is why Scots All Saints College has adopted a new ethos of Positive Psychology in the way students, parents and teachers interact to build ‘mental fitness’ for school and for life.

Catering to boarding families for both boys and girls, allows siblings to stay together which is also a big plus in terms of nurturing and support between families and the convenience of all children in one location. Parents and students are comforted by the safe, secure environment and outstanding care by Residential House Mothers and the dedicated boarding team.

careers development

An in-house Careers Development Officer is readily available to provide ongoing advice to students through career options, personal strengths and aptitudes, work experience, study skills and help with university applications.
Our students are supported individually based on their academic needs through learning support or extension in and out of the classroom via the Independent Learning Centre (ILC). An ‘After School Homework Centre’ is available every Monday afternoon for all students.

Join our co-educational boarding family today. Simply call us on 02 6331 3911 for more information.

space to thrive