- Scots School Bathurst and Lithgow
Students at The Scots School Bathurst and Lithgow are looking forward to joining with All Saints’ College in 2019 when the new school, Scots ASC commences in January 2019. The facilities at Scots ASC will be unrivalled throughout the Central West.
Situated in an idyllic country landscape, the school has the ability to utilise two campuses to their potential, enabling exciting opportunities to use the expansive resources available.
The formation will see a Junior, Middle and Senior School structure with the Junior School (Kindergarten to Year 4) and the Middle School (Years 5 to 8) located on the All Saints’ campus, with the Senior School (Years 9 to 12) located on the Scots campus.
The creation of a Middle School is unique in Bathurst and offers a tailored approach to the developmental needs of students at all stages. Pre- Kindergarten classes will be offered at both Scots and All Saints’ campus, while Lithgow will continue to offer Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.
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Scots ASC creates an opportunity for two proud traditions of academic excellence and nurturing environments to come together. The efforts are underpinned by a strong Christian foundation that encourages students to consider their world in a Christian context. Students are encouraged to be independent, thoughtful and responsible and to consider how they may contribute positively to their community.
For more information on Scots School and their different campuses, call 02 6331 2766, or visit http://www.scots.nsw.edu.au/.
- Barker College
Barker’s Redbacks robotics team were successful in the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas, securing the Excellence in Engineering Award and placing third in their division.
Over 15,000 students, aged between 6-18, participated in the FIRST Championship with this year’s competition, FIRST Power UP.
The competition challenged students from around the world to design a robot to pick up bright yellow power cubes and place them on a ‘Switch’ and a ‘Scale’.
The team made it through 114 qualification matches to secure their place in the playoffs. This success followed the Redback’s Industrial Design Award at the Southern Cross Regional competition in Sydney in March.
Robotics coordinator, Lael Grant, explained that the team had designed a compact, modular robot which was suitable for fast and efficient travel.
It is opportunities such as these that Barker College pride themselves on providing for students, allowing them to learn and develop in unique situations.
For more information call 02 8438 7608, or visit https://www.barker.college.