New bus service links Orange students with Bathurst private schools
Scots All Saints College today officially announced it will be expanding its private college bus service to transport current and new students travelling from Orange and the surrounding region to its two Bathurst campuses – All Saints Campus (Junior and Middle School – K-8) and Scots Campus (Senior School 9-12).
At the official launch of the new bus service today in the Orange CBD, Head of College, Mr John Weeks was joined by representatives from the Senior Academic Team, parents and students to welcome the more direct transport link. As a result, the new bus service will provide greater access for students to attend the new regional College of all-round excellence - Scots All Saints College, recently formed in 2019 by the merger of All Saints’ College Bathurst (1874-2018) and The Scots School Bathurst (1946-2018).
Starting his new role on 1 July, Head of College, Mr John Weeks said the decision was a result of popular demand and interest from families across the region seeking a more affordable, family-focussed and community-minded learning environment in the Central West.
“Our experience shows families and students are seeking schools with a top reputation, top academic results, diverse co-curricular opportunities and a supportive community learning environment to develop young people of purpose who seek to excel in all of their endeavours. Scots All Saints College delivers on all of this and provides a quality all-round education at a fraction of the cost of many other independent schools,” Mr Weeks said.
“We are delighted to provide another option for quality education in the Central West and particularly Orange families with our new direct private College bus service to both of our Bathurst campuses from Term 3. This new service will complement our private College bus service already transporting students from Millthorpe, Blayney and surrounding villages to Scots All Saints College.”
“One of the main questions parents and carers ask is, ‘How will I get my child to school?’ Now the solution is simple with a direct, private, safe and secure bus service for our students from the Orange region. We also work with many local bus companies in and around Bathurst to bring students to our school, so transport is easy for students seeking to join our College community,” Mr Weeks said.
The new bus route will start from the Orange Visitor Information Centre and travel directly via the Mitchell Highway to Bathurst, with the first destination being All Saints Campus before continuing onto Scots Campus.
A number of existing students located in Orange, who are currently commuting between Orange and Bathurst via alternative transport arrangements, welcomed the new bus service as it will significantly reduce travel time to school, providing more time for homework, study and other activities. These students will be able to take advantage of the new service from the start of Term 3.
As a growing region with many new families relocating to Bathurst and Orange, it is important to provide a more affordable, independent education option, now with easier access.
Scots All Saints College is enrolling now for 2020 across all years from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in Bathurst and Lithgow. A new All-Rounder Scholarship opportunity is now open for new students enrolling to the College in 2020. All interested students and their families are welcome to find out more by calling 02 6331 3911 or reviewing our website scotsallsaints.nsw.edu.au