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BLACKTOWN BOYS’ HIGH


Blacktown Boys High School has been preparing boys for their future
since 1959, based on a code of learning, respect and safety. It shares a common
site with Blacktown Girls’ High. Blacktown Boys’ High has been designated
partially selective, taking its first cohort of selective students in 2010. It
will however, continue to offer mainstream classes for local and non-local
boys.

The school has been awarded a Director-General’s Achievement Award
for its work in student welfare, curriculum and school organisation. Three
members of staff have received Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. The
visual arts faculty has also been recognised by the Minister for Education for
its achievements with a Certificate of Excellence.

The school is recognised for its outstanding work in boys’ education
and has presented at a national conference on boys’ education. It is currently
involved in the federally-funded Success for Boys Program, which ensures that
successful, professional development for staff is based on current research.

Facilities: The school is completely networked, with three computer
rooms, and wireless internet access to every classroom. It has an auditorium, a
photography darkroom, two tennis courts, three basketball courts, a cricket
pitch, and rugby, soccer and hockey fields.

Curriculum: In addition to English and Mathematics, the school
offers all Sciences, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Geography,
Ancient and Modern History, Industrial Technology, Engineering Studies,
Information Processes and Technology, Visual Arts, Photography, Visual Design,
Ceramics, Music, Studies of Religion, Drama and in-school vocational courses
including Metals and Engineering and Retail. All TAFE courses are available as
well as extension courses.

Sport: The school enjoys outstanding success in a wide range of
sports including rugby league and union, soccer, indoor soccer and athletics.
All students are encouraged to develop interest and competency in sport. A wide
range of recreational sporting facilities is nearby such as rock climbing,
ice-skating and lawn bowls.

Extracurricular activities: A wide range of extracurricular
activities is offered, in particular peer mediation, debating, Mock Trial,
audio-visual productions, musical groups/bands, Model United Nations Assembly,
Minister’s Young Designer Award, Premier’s Reading Challenge and Mathematics
Challenge Day.

Welfare and personal development: The school has completely revised
its student welfare policy to better suit the needs of boys. The approach
emphasises self-discipline and quality learning/teaching programs. The school
has a house system, which promotes social responsibility and school spirit. Student
mediators form a key part in the development of a harmonious environment. There
is a well-developed and strictly enforced uniform policy. Students participate
in school governance through the student leadership team.

Famous ex-students: Dr Bob Brown (Tasmanian MP, leader of the Green
movement), Michael Terry, Kerry Bartlett (MP for Macquarie), Hans Torv and
George Illich (radio personalities).

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Enrolment 350 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9622******* 02 9622 1558
Fax
02 9831******* 02 9831 2282
Address Fifth Avenue, Blacktown 2148
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