Dr Peter Miller - Head of College
All Saints' College, Bathurst, provides a great school experience for its students. It is an Anglican co-educational day and boarding school from Pre-School to Year 12. Although the school was established in 1874 and has a proud tradition of providing high quality education, All Saints' is a forward looking school, providing its students with a balanced education.
Excellent academic results complement the many achievements by our students. All Saints' College provides students with a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities (sport, music, drama, debating, outdoor education, visual arts and others) to assist both academic and social development.
Also, the strong school community at All Saints' provides a very positive environment where young boys and girls can enjoy success in a variety of ways. There is a special rapport between students and teachers at All Saints' which contributes to the excellent learning environment, helping students to achieve their best. As a result, All Saints' is a fabulous school where learning is taken seriously but the students love to attend each day.
The All Saints' experience is conducive to the development of independent, responsible citizens who are ready to take their place and to pursue opportunities in their lives beyond secondary school. Most of our students aspire to enter university courses that may take them to metropolitan universities, other regional centres or remain here in Bathurst at Charles Sturt University.
I extend a warm invitation to all families to join the All Saints' College community and to explore this website.
Sister School - Xinhai Senior High School (China)
All Saints’ College is a very outward looking school, always looking to provide its students and school community with opportunities to broaden their world view. For the last 20 years we have enjoyed a vibrant sister school arrangement with Yachiyo Shoin High School in Chiba, Japan. This relationship has continued to flourish and our commitment is ongoing. In the past we have enjoyed tours of All Saints students to Japan, exchange of students between the two schools, intensive English language camps here for Japanese students as well as exchange tutors in each school. The bond between our two schools is strong and important to both schools. The fact the relationship is across two countries is also significant in providing our young people with great opportunities for cultural exchange and meaningful experiences.
This sister school arrangement has been so successful that All Saints’ College has engaged in a sister school relationship with a Chinese school.
Shortly after the conclusion of the school year in December I visited the Xinhai Senior High School in the east coast port city of Lianyangang.
The school is a selective high school and is recognised as the top school in the city of 4.5 million and amongst the top three in the province of Jiangsu.
My visit to the school was a marvellous cultural and social experience. I was treated to outstanding hospitality and great excitement about the development of our sister school arrangement.
This new relationship is similar to the successful model in place with Yachiyo Shoin High School in Japan. We will be looking to develop opportunities for reciprocal visits of groups between the two schools, full fee students attending our school to complete a NSW Higher School Certificate and opportunities for reciprocal teacher visits.
I am very excited about the additional sister school arrangement. The 21st century is going to present many changes for Australia and our citizens. It is apparent that our relationship with China is going to be of increasing importance to Australia and all Australians. Opportunities for young people and teachers from both countries to interact over an extended period of time and build meaningful relationships will play a vital component of relations between our two countries.
To enable ease of access to information in relation to our sister schools we have established new sections on the All Saints’ College website for both Yachiyo Shoin and Xinhai schools. I hope you might be able to look over these areas of our website and look at the links to our sister schools.
Dr Peter Miller