International Students at Scots All Saints College

Boarding for international students in country NSW

Scots All Saints College is a modern and progressive College of all-round excellence with one of the largest and most picturesque learning environments in all of Australia. Located on a spacious campus in the regional city of Bathurst in country NSW, the College is a pleasant 3-hour drive from Sydney.

With a longstanding tradition in international boarding, Scots All Saints offers quality co-education for students from Years 7 to 12 in a safe, secure and continuous learning environment. The College has a deep understanding of the unique responsibilities required to support our students and we take pride in creating a family atmosphere for the young adults in our care. 

At the heart of our College is a sense of belonging. Our international boarders are part of a community, a place where belonging turns into lifelong friendships and develops strong and connected young adults. 

Our large campus with lots of green space ensures students have the room to explore, learn and grow. Student accommodation is available to girls and boys (separately housed), conveniently located on campus so students can walk to class and participate in before and after school programs.

Scots All Saints achieves excellent NAPLAN and HSC results, ranking as one of the top ten schools in regional NSW for the 2021 Higher School Certificate. 

Academic success is about encouraging all students and guiding them to achieve to their full potential. Students are encouraged to be confident, original thinkers and to respect the Christian values that have guided the College since its foundation. Every student is encouraged to excel, to care and to thrive. Equipping our students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a love of learning helps launch them successfully into the world beyond their schooling, with the courage to make a positive difference in their community. Scots All Saints is proud to offer a broad range of specialist education programs that include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Agriculture, Music and the Duke of Edinburgh and Invictus leadership programs.

What I love about being at our school is that I get to live in a boarding house and learn about how the Australian girls live. My most special memory happened last year when during the lockdown, a small group of boarders visited a beautiful little country church one night. It was the first time I had ever seen the beautiful stars in the sky. Studying in Australia has given us the opportunity to make new friends and improve our English. We have also enjoyed learning more about Australian culture.


Current Year 12 student
CIRCOS Information

Senior School Campus, Boarding (Years 7-12)
4173 O’Connell Road, BATHURST NSW 2795, AUSTRALIA
CRICOS provider code: 02277K  — course code: Yrs 7-10 041315G | Yrs 11-12 041314J.

Guardianship at Scots All Saints College

Scots All Saints College has a strong pastoral care system and diligent arrangements made with regard to educational guardianship.

We closely follow the principles set down by the Australian Boarding Schools Association for the care of all students, and in particular our International students.

During term time the school is legally responsible for each pupil’s welfare, and undertakes parentally delegated responsibilities. The College will appoint an International Student Coordinator during the terms.

However, there are times (eg in school holidays or when a child is ill) when the College must be able to hand over these responsibilities to a properly appointed guardian.

Please note that the choice of guardian is entirely the responsibility of the parent and the school accepts no legal responsibility for any guardianship arrangements.

  • The guardian must be resident in Australia, over the age of 25 and within 3 hours travelling distance from the school by either car or public transport.
  • The guardian may be a nominated friend of the family, or another family member to whom the parent is happy to delegate the role.
  • The guardian needs to be aware and fully accepting of the requirements that the school has of guardians acting on behalf of parents and pupils.
  • The guardian must have these specific responsibilities delegated to them by the parent and must be willing and able to comply with them.
  • The College requires the parent to put in writing the responsibilities that they have delegated to the guardian and the guardian to put in writing that they accept those responsibilities. Part of our record keeping obligations, as required by the CIS regulations, is to ensure that we know the whereabouts of all our boarding learners at all times.
The Role of an Individual Guardian

In general terms an ‘individual guardian’ will be expected to do all or some of the following, depending on the specific agreement made with the parent:

  • Provide a 24-hour point of contact for parents, pupil, and school.
  • Act with delegated parental authority in the case of an emergency or crisis and in other matters agreed by parents.
  • Provide pastoral and educational support.
  • Liaise with the school and parents over holiday arrangements.
  • Inform the school in writing about all details of travel arrangements made prior to the pupil leaving school for any weekend or for a longer holiday period. The school must know the exact details of pupil’s accommodation and the methods of transportation.
  • To communicate with the International Student Coordinator/Head of Boarding House on a regular basis regarding the welfare of the pupil.
  • Individual guardians should adhere to what is commonly regarded as best practice in guardianship. This includes having in place a proper agreement with the pupil’s parents as to what the guardian’s responsibilities are.

To find our more contact our Registrar Mrs Lisa Ellery
via email or call +61 2 6333 4726

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