Gerald Road, Illawong 2234

Ph 02 9543 7000

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Type: Government

Years : Year 7 to Year 12

Boys/Girls: Co-ed

Day/boarding: Day

Enrolment: 1050 students


Principal: Mrs E McNally


Menai High opened in 1988 and is proud of its high standard as a comprehensive high school. Taking as its motto “Care and Commitment”, the school places a high priority on community consultation and involvement in its operations. Because of the school’s size, Menai is able to offer one of the broadest curriculum structures in the state.

Facilities: Design and facilities are modern and include a spacious library, an individual learning centre, a fully equipped gym, a multi-purpose centre, a mini farm, sporting fields, five computer laboratories, marine laboratories, an eight-track digital recording studio, two digital video-editing suites, a dance studio and a drama studio.

Electives Years 7 to 10: A full range of subjects is offered, including Information Software and Technology, Dance, Drama, Oceans Alive, Agriculture, and Japanese.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A full range of NSW Board of Studies HSC courses is available, including Software Design & Development, Photo Video Digital Imaging, Design & Technology, Japanese and Dance. Extension courses are offered in Mathematics, English and History. VET courses include Entertainment Industry, Hospitality, Information Technology, Construction and Primary Industry.

Sport: The school has a reputation of sporting excellence. Students compete in grade competitions in traditional sports or participate in non-competitive dance, aerobics, gym workshops and surfing.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, concert and stage bands, dance groups, musicals, debating, agricultural group, student environmental council, peer mediation, SRC, multi-cultural interest group.

Welfare and personal development: A welfare team provides a co-ordinated pastoral care program incorporating peer mediation, careers guidance, a well-organised work experience program, and a fair discipline code. Students participate in a special series of study skills and careers seminars in their senior years.

Special features: All courses incorporate the latest in quality teaching concepts such as group work, seminar-style presentations and the delivery of course units that recognise the diversity of individual learning styles. This is supported by technology across the curriculum. The school has a computer network system that features a fibre-optic backbone connecting more than 200 terminals, all capable of accessing library, curriculum and administrative servers.

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