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BANKSTOWN GIRLS HIGH


Bankstown Girls High is a comprehensive public school, focused on
developing independent life-long learners who can make strong contributions to
the community through further education, employment and participation. The
school has been selected to be ‘A Centre for Excellence for Teacher Quality’ in
2011-2012 as part of the Smarter Schools National Partnerships initiative. This
initiative recognises schools which have consistently improved student learning
outcomes through high quality and consistent teaching practice. The school
recognises that a quality education includes not only academic success, but
also achievements in the areas of performing and creative arts, sport,
leadership, and technology. The school’s commitment to curriculum delivery was
recognised with the awarding of the prestigious Director General’s School
Achievement Award in Curriculum Provision and Delivery, Excellence in ESL and
ICT Teaching and Whole School Sports Programs.

Facilities: The school is fully wireless and cable networked. The
facilities includes a modern library, learning centre, four dedicated computer
laboratories, three visual arts rooms with adjoining pottery kilns, ceramics
and sculpture workshops, photography darkroom, multimedia studio, music studio,
a specialist drama room, careers education centre, four state-of-the-art
science laboratories, one food laboratory and one industrial kitchen, textiles
room, and a technics facilities block catering for courses in wood and
leatherwork. The school’s sporting equipment has also been recently upgraded
and will include a gym. There is a new cafeteria area for students to enjoy
during their breaks. By 2012 all students in Years 9 to 12 will be supplied
with their own dedicated laptop.

Curriculum: Bankstown Girls High School curriculum meets a broad
range of needs from gifted and talented programs and classes to learning
support classes. Our focus is on provided programs that challenge every student
at every level. The school offers a full range of Senior courses in Science,
History, Mathematics and English, including all Extension courses.

A broad range of extracurricular opportunities are available through
integrated sport in Years 7 to 11 with specialist tuition from professional
coaches; TAFE- and school-delivered Vocational and Educational Training (VET)
courses; leadership development fostered through an active SRC; inter-school
debating and public-speaking competitions; performing arts activities,
including dance groups, individual and group instrument tuition, Junior and
Senior bands and choral groups; and optional scripture classes.

Special features: The school has a specialist Enrichment Officer who
works with teachers and students to challenge more able students to meet their
full potential, as well as extensive ESL and Learning Support programs to
promote active participation in learning at all levels. Students engage in
leadership programs from Year 7 to 12 through peer support, peer mediation,
leadership in the Middle School and the SRC. 
Participation is encouraged through extension activities such as school camps
and excursions, English, Science, Mathematics and Computing Studies
competitions, work experience, community service and the merit award system.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Enrolment 690 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9709******* 02 9709 6788
Fax
02 9796******* 02 9796 3971
Address Mona Street, Bankstown 2200
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