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BANKSTOWN SENIOR COLLEGE


Bankstown Senior College is a learning institution for
post-compulsory-aged students who want to achieve academic excellence in an
adult learning environment. The college offers only courses spanning Years 10,
11 and 12. Students can enrol in part-time or full-time study. It is the only
government school in Sydney to offer a four-day week, to enable students to
successfully combine family, school and work commitments.

Facilities: Complete refurbishment of all facilities has taken
place. Present facilities include a modern, well-equipped library, an assembly
hall/gymnasium, four computer-assisted learning centres, a comfortably
furnished careers reference centre, a hospitality kitchen of commercial
standard, a fully equipped cafeteria, a student publishing centre including a
scanner and digital camera, satellite and Internet links, a tiered learning
space, and a photography darkroom. There is also an intensive English centre
on-site.

Electives Year 10: History, Geography, Computer Studies, Visual
Arts, Music, Design and Technology, CSWE (Certificate of Spoken and Written
English), Year 10 preparation program.

Electives Years 11 and 12: All English, Mathematics and Science
courses, Arabic, Business Studies, Modern Greek, Computer Applications,
Software Design, Information Technology, Drama, PD/Health/PE, Chinese, Design
and Technology, Geography, Hospitality, Modern and Ancient History, Music,
Retail Studies, Vietnamese, Visual Arts. The curriculum has dramatically
expanded to also include many other subjects with a vocational or lifestyle
slant such as Computing Applications, Hospitality, Furnishings, Work Studies,
Retail, Office Skills, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation, Ceramics, Photography,
Information Technology. Some of these courses are accredited by the Vocational
Education, Training and Accreditation Board as well as counting towards the
HSC. Still others count towards other recognised certificates (for example,
Certificate in Spoken and Written English, Interpreting and Translating).

Sport: Students enter regional knockout teams in popular sports,
including basketball, volleyball, soccer and table tennis. A director of sport
provides fitness classes and recreational activities before and after college
hours for all students.

Extracurricular activities: Music (vocal, band and ethnic groups),
creative and performing arts group, student news management production team
producing a student newspaper and TV program, debating, active student union.

Welfare and personal development: Bankstown Senior College aims to
promote a learning environment and curriculum appropriate for
post-compulsory-age students seeking pathways into work and further education.

Famous ex-student: Vince Sorrenti.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 10 - Year 12
Enrolment 350 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9707******* 02 9707 3288
Fax
02 9790******* 02 9790 4678
Address Cnr Eldridge Road and Antwerp Street, Bankstown 2200
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