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ARTHUR PHILLIP HIGH


Arthur Phillip High is a multicultural school located in the centre
of Parramatta and is easily accessed by all public transport. The school
leadership places a heavy emphasis on quality learning opportunities, which has
promoted a tradition of excellent HSC results. There is a strong focus on
technology in all Years, with innovative programs available for students in
each Year group.

Facilities: Arthur Phillip is centred around the Old School House
(1875), the oldest continually used educational building in Sydney. The school
maintains a very strong traditional emphasis on achievement, courtesy and
participation. Five computer laboratories and a graphic design studio are
maintained and regularly updated. All classroom computers are connected to the
school intranet and have Internet access. Use of wireless laptops makes every
classroom technologically ready. The specialist drama room and stage area are
available to both junior and senior classes through innovative drama courses.

Electives Years 7 to 10: French, Music, Photography, Visual Arts,
History, Geography, Commerce, Design and Technology, Technics (Auto and Wood),
Technical Drawing, Computing Studies, IT, Drama, Food Technology, Electronics.
English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy are heavily emphasised across
the curriculum.

Electives Years 11 and 12: All levels of English, Mathematics,
Physics, Biology, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Geography, Design and
Technology, Economics, Computing Studies, Drama, Ancient History, Modern
History, Hospitality, Visual Arts, Drama, Music, PD/Health/PE, Photography. VET
courses include Business Services, Information Technology, Retail and
Hospitality.

Sport: A wide range of traditional sports is offered.

Extracurricular activities: Rock band, debating, peer mediation.

Welfare and personal development: The school has well-developed
processes aimed at developing citizens who respect themselves and each other.
They include a strong emphasis on student government and decision-making
through a student council, self-esteem building through a merit process
implemented across the school, and programs such as peer support, SRC and
careers guidance. The school has an excellent reputation for mutual respect
displayed between staff and students. Uniforms are worn by all students.

Special features: Arthur Phillip has a support unit for students
with moderate intellectual disabilities and a hearing support unit for
hearing-impaired students. There’s also a large number of international
students enrolled.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 1475 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9635******* 02 9635 8638
Fax
02 9687******* 02 9687 1149
Address Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150
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