Headmaster

Mr David Gates

I am delighted to welcome you to Scots All Saints College; a new regional College of choice in Bathurst and Lithgow, NSW strengthened by the merger of The Scots School (1946-2018) and All Saints’ College (1874-2018) with full integration taking place in January 2019. Both schools have enjoyed a wonderful history as leading schools of excellence with local students from Bathurst and the surrounding towns and a strong boarding environment with students from the Central West, Sydney, interstate and overseas.

Scots All Saints College is a premier, independent Christian College owned by the Presbyterian Church in NSW with three campuses: Pre-Kindergarten, Junior School (K – 4) and Middle School (5 – 8) on All Saints Campus; Pre-Kindergarten, Senior School (9 – 12) and Boarding on Scots Campus and Pre-Kindergarten and Junior School (K – 6) on Lithgow Campus. Boarding is available from Year 5 onwards in four boarding houses located on Scots Campus with boarding students in the Middle School transported by bus to and from All Saints Campus every day.

Visitors to the College campuses often comment on the expansive grounds and the beauty of the College with its range of deciduous trees to present four distinct seasons. Such an environment allows students to thrive and to enjoy ‘space to be’ through the wide range of co-curricular opportunities including Sport, Music, Pipes and Drums, Cadets, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Equestrian and Cattle Team just to mention a few. This inspired learning environment allows students to be challenged, to persevere and to strive to achieve their best in all areas and most especially in their academic studies.

For a student to achieve to their full potential, outstanding pastoral care and a strong sense of community are vital. This will continue to be a key priority for staff who care for their students as individuals. We are fortunate to have a very strong community where the school and parents work in cooperation for the very best outcome for the students. As the two schools come together in 2019, this will be even more important with a program of Positive Psychology to be introduced in the context of a Christian world view. A very active Parents’ & Friends’ Association, with its many subgroups also creates a rich, connected community for the benefit of the students.

Scots All Saints College is strongly focused on the achievement of academic excellence by taking the ‘best of both’ from the two schools to provide a greater variety and choice of subject offerings, new electives and flexibility in timetable structures to support the students. The College educates over 750 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, with double stream classes in Kindergarten to Year 6 and four streams from Year 7 to Year 12. Student academic development will be tracked closely from the early years in order to harness resources, provide learning support and to extend and enrich the learning opportunities for all students. Above all, every student is known as an individual and is provided with an opportunity to build confidence and resilience, to enjoy school, to be challenged and to develop skills and foster personal growth as they journey through the College.

It is my hope and prayer that the new Scots All Saints College will prepare graduating students to be young men and women of purpose and confident leaders ready to contribute to the local and global community.

I welcome prospective students and parents to visit the College to find out more. On such a visit you will be welcomed by Mrs Lisa Ellery, College Registrar, and be provided with an opportunity for an interview with either myself or another member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the enrolment of your child. I look forward to meeting with you soon.

Yours sincerely,

DAVID B GATES

Headmaster

 

 

Mr David Gates

Headmaster

“It is my hope and prayer that the new Scots All Saints College will prepare graduating students to be young men and women of purpose.”

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our people

We work alongside each student to draw out their God-given potential and equip them with the tools to succeed not only through their schooling career but through their life.

“I enjoy constantly being with my friends and in a supportive community where everyone is able to get along and express themselves without criticism,”

Will Mitchell