This school’s multicultural character is reflected in the 31
linguistic and culture groups that make up the student body, and in the
languages of Chinese, French and Arabic offered by the languages faculty. The school
caters for the special needs of gifted children, of students from
non-English-speaking backgrounds and those with learning difficulties. The
school also runs an integration program, a social skills program, and parent
classes in English language and computing. The school recently received a
National Literacy Teaching Award.
Facilities: The school has four main computer laboratories as well
as smaller subject-specific computer kiosks. All are networked with access to a
multimedia server, a curriculum server, and the Internet. It also has a
library, a gymnasium, a weights gym, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a
volleyball court, and an industrial kitchen.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Audio Engineering, Commerce, French,
Arabic, Sports Science, Visual Arts, Graphics, Wood, Food, Electronic and Metal
Technics, Music, Technical Drawing.
Electives Years 11 and 12: All English courses, all Mathematics
courses, Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology,
Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Modern
History, Ancient History, Music, Visual Arts, Engineering Studies, Design and
Technology, PD/Health/PE, Chinese, Arabic, Photography. VET courses —
Hospitality, Information Technology, Retail, Multimedia, Timber and Furniture,
Building and Construction. TAFE courses are available, as is religious
education (through weekly scripture classes).
Sport: Basketball, rugby league and union, water polo, baseball,
volleyball, cricket, touch football, tennis, table tennis, soccer, squash,
swimming. There is an extra charge for some sports. The school offers Targeted
Sports Programs (TSPs) under the leadership of a school-based sport director,
within a professional coaching framework, and across a variety of sports.
Extracurricular activities: Student council, Double Helix club,
prefects, Australian Stock Exchange competition, Polynesian club, Youth Rock,
“circuit breaker”, audio-engineering, chess, debating, Australasian Schools
computing, mathematics competitions, after-hours homework centre.
Welfare and personal development: The school is committed to the
welfare of all its culturally diverse students. A discipline policy features
extensive awards and rewards along with a levels system for student management.
A school counsellor is also available. The wearing of the school
uniform is endorsed by parents and required by the school. There is student
leadership through the SRC and the prefect body.
Special features: A proud tradition of academic and sporting
achievement, a developed climate of inter-cultural respect and tolerance,
central involvement each year in a state-wide production of Youth Rock, a
strong focus on literacy skills development (led by a full-time literacy
officer), an effective student welfare program. The school has in recent years
achieved exceptional results in computing (medals), mathematics (medals), and
in visual arts (ArtExpress and NSW Art Gallery), and HSC merit listings in mathematics.
In 2005, the school received the National Excellence Award for NSW in the
annual Literacy and Numeracy Week.
Free (Government School) |
02 9758******* 02 9758 2800
02 9740******* 02 9740 5834
|Address||Burwood Road, Belmore 2192.|