Hardy Street, Dover Heights 2030
Ph 02 9301 0300
Fax 02 9371 4688
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Type: Government comprehensive, Partially selective
Enrolment: 946 students
Principal: Mr Jim Linton
The school offers students new, state-of-the-art facilities and provides a strong commitment to high quality learning and values education. Students are equipped with the skills to become life-long learners and responsible and caring citizens. It is a progressive Eastern suburbs school that aims to provide quality education and prepare your child for future challenges.
Facilities: Large air-conditioned library with internet facilities, theatre, auditorium, sports fields including tennis, netball and basketball courts, careers advice centre, modern healthy food canteen, gymnasium, multimedia workshops providing for opportunities in graphics, animation, video-recording and music, movement studios providing opportunities in dance, drama and fitness education. Specialist rooms include science laboratories, computer rooms, and food technology rooms incorporating a modern commercial kitchen, wood and metal technology rooms, textile rooms, ceramic, graphics and visual arts rooms, photographic facilities and dark-room, film and broadcasting studios, and fully equipped music rooms with rehearsal studios attached.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Students continue their study of the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and PD/Health/PE, and select elective subjects from Commerce, French, Italian, Hebrew, Russian, Computer Studies, Technical Drawing, Photography and Digital Media, Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Technics (Metal Wood and Jewellery-making), Textiles and Design, Food Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Senior students are offered a wide
curriculum choice including 4-unit Extension courses in English and
Mathematics, and Extension courses in Music and History. English is mandatory
for the HSC. Students choose additional units from Mathematics, Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Geography,
Modern History, Ancient History,
PD/Health/PE, French, Hebrew, Russian, Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, Engineering Studies, Food Technology, Hospitality, Textiles and Design, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Media and Screen Production, Furnishings and Building Construction.
Extracurricular activities: A wide range of programs and specialty teachers support students at the school. There is a strong emphasis on the development of basic skills in literacy and numeracy, a gifted and talented student program including the provision for students to accelerate, a comprehensive careers guidance program including work experience, a mock interview program and individualised counselling of students. The extracurricular programs allow students to participate in a range of programs including musical instrument lessons in the school with students joining a variety of bands and ensembles, debating, public speaking, dramatic productions, dance, chess, student leadership, Tournament of Minds, Mock Trial, Young Writers, and options for students to participate in competitive sport teams.
Welfare and personal development: Rose Bay Secondary College features a merit system to reward student achievement and community service learning, a firm and consistent discipline policy, a strong emphasis on school uniform, supportive welfare teams and caring Year advisers, programs in Years 7 and 8 that provide students with a smooth transition to high school as well as to provide welfare and curriculum support. The college also provides peer tutoring, peer support and anti-bullying strategies.
Special features: The college has selective education streams for gifted learners. Students enter this program via the NSW Selective High School examination. The college has a support class for students with disabilities. The college has an ethos that values the uniqueness of each individual and encourages all students to strive for their “personal best”. International students are made welcome and supported by quality ESL teachers. These students have their learning experiences in Australia enriched by organised activities and excursions to places of interest.