Blaxland High, established in 1977, continues to develop its
facilities in the new millennium. The school effectively manages its
considerable human and material resources to equip its students with the skills
and values needed to meet the challenges of a modern society. As a result, the
school enjoys an excellent reputation for student behaviour and academic,
cultural and sporting achievement in the wider community.
Facilities: Specialist rooms for design and technology courses,
multi-purpose centre/gymnasium, three computer rooms, drama room, sporting
fields, basketball and netball courts, modern library, independent learning
centre, senior study facility. All learning spaces are networked with the
library and independent learning centre.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Computing Studies, Languages, Visual Arts,
Ceramics, Drama, Dance, Music, Electronics, Technical Drawing, Food Technology,
Design and Technology (Wood, Metal, Leadlight), Textiles & Design, Film
& Video, Parenting, Law and Business, Sports Science.
Electives Years 11 and 12: These operate on a flexible extended
timetable structure that caters for a variety of senior pathways. The school
offers many HSC subjects including Drama, Music, Photography, Visual Arts,
Ceramics, English (Standard, Advanced, Extension Course 1 and Extension Course
2), Ancient History, Business Studies, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern
History, Society and Culture, Work Studies, Italian for Beginners, General Mathematics,
Mathematics (2 Unit, Extension 1 and Extension 2), PD/Health/PE, Sport,
Lifestyle and Recreation Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science,
Earth and Environmental Science, Design and Technology, Food Technology, VET
Construction, Information Processes and Technology, Industrial Technology,
Tourism and Hospitality, Software Design Development, Engineering Studies,
Engineering Science, Community and Family Studies, VET Retail Operations,
Economics, VET Business Services and Administration, Industrial Technology,
Graphics, Exploring Early Childhood. Students have the further option of
pursuing JSST subjects.
Sport: The school is particularly strong in sport and offers all
codes of competitive sport from touch football to table tennis. Cycling and
fencing are among the leisure options also offered.
Extracurricular activities: Regular drama activities, school
musicals, excursions, choir, orchestra, art exhibitions, strong debating teams,
regular displays of student work.
Welfare and personal development: There is a strong welfare/support
network consisting of a head teacher (welfare) who oversees school-developed
welfare programs and student management programs, a careers adviser, a support
teacher, school counsellors, and Year advisers. The team assists students to
achieve their personal best. Senior camps, a mentor system, reading recovery,
writer’s night, extension programs for gifted and talented students, including
a six-day writers’ festival, a series of creative arts workshops, and many other
opportunities exist for students to be challenged both inside and outside the
classroom. The student council and the school council are just two examples of
groups that encourage student and community participation. Students at Blaxland
High are strong supporters of many charities, including World Vision and the
Children’s Cancer Fund. There is an active inter-school Christian Fellowship at
Blaxland High, supported by local churches.
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
Free (Government School) |
02 4739******* 02 4739 4655
fax 02 ******* fax 02 4739 8237
|Address||3–9 coughlan road, blaxland 2774|