Sport

The Sports Program at Scots All Saints College is rich and diverse, with opportunities that range from Archery to Cross Country, Hockey to Martial Arts and Swimming to Zumba.

Junior and Senior School students participate in weekly sport sessions, known as ‘Active Afternoons’. During these sessions, students train with their weekend competitive teams or join our non-competitive activities including Dance, Archery, Mountain Biking, Gymnastics, Pickleball, Martial Arts or Theatre Sports.

Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis and Touch Football teams compete in local and school-based competitions. Your child will also have the opportunity to compete at regional, state and national competitions in Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming via our Independent Sporting Association (ISA), Head of Independent Co-educational Schools (HICES) and Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools (AICES) representative pathways. 

Through sport, your child will learn important life lessons, including persistence, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our College teams are led by caring and dedicated coaches who are passionate about creating a strong sporting culture that builds on your child’s strengths in a fun and supportive learning environment.

SPORTING HOUSES

Students represent one of five College Houses in various sporting, debating, music and co-curricular programs. Students are allocated into a House for the entire time they attend the College.

Scots All Saints College House names have been chosen based on the following criteria:

The names should identify and honour well known Australians with values we wish to develop and see reflected in our students and in the new College.

Must have been long-term contributors and stood the test of time as honourable Australians.

Representative of a range of fields of endeavour, for example, sport, education, the arts, service to humanity, Christian ministry.

BRIAN BOOTH (1933 – ) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 29 Tests from 1961 to 1966. He also represented Australia in Hockey including at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.  He was a school teacher and teacher educator at Sydney Teachers’ College in his professional life. Brian Booth was a devout Christian and an Anglican lay-preacher, described by one journalist in this way: If a prize were offered for fair play and sportsmanship among Australia’s post-war cricketers, Brian Booth ought to win it hands down.

VALUE – SPORTSMANSHIP & FAIR PLAY HOUSE COLOUR – Green

EDITH COWAN (1861-1932) Former Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Edith Cowan OBE was an Australian social reformer who worked for the rights and welfare of women and children. She is best known as the first Australian woman to serve as a member of parliament. She was a true Australian pioneer in many ways. She was active in the Anglican Church and was the first female member of the Anglican Social Questions Committee.

VALUE – CHAMPION FOR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS HOUSE COLOUR – Purple

BETTY CUTHBERT (1938-2017) was an Australian athlete who won four gold medals at the Melbourne and Tokyo Olympics in the 100m, 200M and 400M events.  She was known as Australia’s Golden Girl. In later life, Betty Cuthbert developed multiple sclerosis. She was helped in her struggle with the disease by her strong Christian faith, and used her public profile to support other sufferers from the condition, and assisted in the founding of MS Research Australia. 

VALUE – SERVICE TO OTHERS HOUSE COLOUR – Yellow

SIR EDWARD “Weary” DUNLOP (1907-1993) was a doctor and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He played Rugby Union for the Wallabies in wins against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. In 1935 he joined the Army Medical Corps. His unit was sent to Java, where he was captured by the Japanese. In prison camps at Changi and on the Burma railway he was notable for his work in treating sick and dying POWs with whatever resources he could gather. After the war, he was publicly involved in a number of health, welfare and educational organisations, and in promoting reconciliation with the Japanese. 

VALUE – SERVICE TO OTHERS HOUSE COLOUR – Aqua blue

DOUGLAS MAWSON (1882-1952) had the brilliant brain of a scientist but is remembered for making one of the most courageous solo journeys by any Australian adventurer. In 1911, he headed south to chart the Antarctic coastline. But on a dangerous trek tragedy struck. One of his partners plummeted down an ice crevasse and the other died from physical exertion. Mawson was left alone 850km from base camp. On his brutal journey back he slipped down a crevasse but managed to haul himself to safety. For 30 days he battled frostbite and hunger as the whipping wind tried to break his spirit. Finally, he reached supplies and his miraculous escape became news around the world.

VALUE – COURAGE & DETERMINATION HOUSE COLOUR – Orange

Facilities

We have exceptional facilities at Scots All Saints College, including two 25m swimming pools, four rugby fields, two soccer fields, three cricket ovals, two indoor basketball stadiums, ten netball courts, seven tennis courts, mountain bike trails, two cross country tracks, two gymnasiums, an archery range and more.

Swim Academy

The Scots All Saints College Swim Academy offers tailored lessons for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

The Swim Academy is run from both campuses, with the indoor heated pool on the Senior Campus available in the colder months. Our Swim Academy is operated by fully accredited coaches.

Sports Academy

Sports information and weekly drawers will be posted up here

‘play with pride’

Sports

BASKETBALL

We start our basketballs young – Year 4 to be exact. Our teams compete in the local Bathurst Basketball Association competition during the Summer school terms. 

Games for our Year 4 teams through to our Open Mens and Womens squads are held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Our more talented players can represent the College via our AICES and CIS pathways.

CRICKET

Our teams compete in the Bathurst Junior District Cricket Association competition. 

Our U7 and U9 teams play on Friday evenings in the Master Blasters competition while our U10s through to Opens teams play on Saturday mornings at various venues around the Bathurst region including Lithgow and Blayney. Our more talented players can represent the College via our ISA and CIS pathways. 

SOCCER

From U6 right through to the senior high school level, our Soccer teams compete in the Bathurst District Football Association competition on Saturdays during the Winter months. Our more talented players can represent the College via our AICES and CIS pathways.

HOCKEY

Our SASC hockey teams compete in the Bathurst Junior Hockey Association competition on Saturday mornings at the Bathurst Hockey Centre. The Bathurst area has a rich hockey history and this competition offers our players a high level of play and an opportunity to develop their skills as they transition to more senior levels of hockey in the future. Our more talented players can represent the College via our AICES and CIS pathways.

NETBALL

Our netballers compete in the Bathurst Netball Association competition and take to the court on Saturdays at the Bathurst Netball complex. From our young NetSetGo! teams through to our 1st XV who compete in the Opens Division, the standard our netball is of the highest level and provides all players a great opportunity to develop their skills. Our more talented players can represent the College via our AICIES and CIS pathways.

RUGBY UNION

Our Rugby teams compete in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) competition during the Winter school terms. We travel to other independent schools around the state and compete in high-level competition on Saturdays. A favourite with many male students, the ISA competition gives our boys the chance to play high-level school rugby and forge some lifelong friendships at the same time. Our more talented players can represent the College via our ISA pathway.

TENNIS

During Summer, we compete in the Western Independent Schools Association (ISA) Tennis Competition against Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange and St Stanislaus College here in Bathurst. 

This teams event gives our players the opportunity to compete in singles and doubles on Saturday mornings during the Summer school terms. Our more talented players can represent the College via our ISA and CIS pathways.

TOUCH FOOTBALL

Whether it’s social or something a little more serious, we have a Touch Football competition for every student. We compete in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Touch Football competition during the Summer school terms. Here we travel to other independent schools around the state and compete in high-level competition on Saturdays. We also enter teams in the Bathurst Touch Football Association competition on Monday evenings, this socially-focused competition is a great opportunity for students to enjoy some exercise and spend time with their friends away from the classroom. Our more talented players can represent the College via our ISA pathway.

Weekly Sports Draw

Click on the link above for our weekly sports draw.

news-and-events

Mr Mark Wilkinson- Sports Administrator

For more information please email mark.wilkinson@scotsallsaints.nsw.edu.au

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