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BLACKTOWN GIRLS HIGH


Blacktown Girls High School, established in 1959, is a comprehensive
secondary school in the western suburbs of Sydney, specialising in girls’
education. The school has a deserved reputation for both its innovative
learning programs and its inclusive support programs that together cater for
the educational and social needs and aspirations of young women. The school
develops confident young women who can cope with the complexities of change and
who carry with them a commitment to life-long learning. As a partially
selective school from 2010, Blacktown Girls offers special learning
opportunities for gifted and talented students as well as meeting the learning
needs of students of all abilities. Enrolment at Blacktown Girls High School is
available to all young women of western Sydney.

Facilities: These include assembly hall, careers resource centre,
commercial kitchen, multiple computing laboratories and pods with internet
access, connected classroom, dance studio, drama room, library and learning
centre, photography darkroom, refurbished science laboratories, sporting
fields, tennis courts and wood technics workshop.

Electives Years 9 to 10: A range of elective courses is offered,
including Commerce, Dance, Drama, Food Technology, French, Elective History,
Information and Software Technology, Marine and Aquaculture Technology,
Photographic and Digital Media, Physical and Sports Studies, Spanish, Textiles
and Design, Visual Arts and Visual Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A range of courses is offered, including
English (all levels), Mathematics (all levels), Ancient History, Biology,
Business Services (VET), Business Studies, Community and Family Studies,
Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Exploring Early
Childhood, French, Extension History, Hospitality (VET), Information Processes
and Technology, Information Technology (VET), Legal Studies, Modern History,
Music, PD/Health/PE, Photography and Digital Imaging, Physics, Society and
Culture, Spanish, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies, Studies of Religion,
Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Business Services (VET), Hospitality (VET),
Information Technology (VET), Retail (VET).

Sport: Blacktown Girls has a proud sporting tradition offering a
range of grade and recreational sports including aerobics, athletics,
basketball, cross-country, hockey, ice-skating, indoor cricket, netball, power
walking, soccer, swimming, softball, tenpin bowling, touch football and
volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Opportunities are provided to suit every
interest including camps, chef’s club, choir, dance ensembles and festivals,
debating, environment group, excursions, Future Problem Solving Program,
knockout sports, mathematics and science competitions, Mock Trials, music
groups, public speaking, Rock Eisteddfod and the Schools Spectacular.

Welfare and personal development: Blacktown Girls High School
regards itself as “The School that Makes a Difference” offering special
programs for gifted and talented students, those from language backgrounds
other than English and those with learning difficulties. The school welfare
system is based on sound behaviour management principles, with students
actively involved in developing responsibility for their own behaviour and
learning.

Classes in Years 7 to 10 are streamed and students in Years 7 and 8
work in learning teams of three to four. A strict uniform policy is enforced.
Student leadership is encouraged through the peer support program, Prefects,
the Student Representative Council and other committees.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Enrolment 700 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9831******* 02 9831 7577
Fax
02 9831******* 02 9831 7838
Address Fifth Avenue (PO Box 6009), Blacktown 2148
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