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Set in extensive shady grounds, this co-educational high school was
established in 1961 with the purpose of creating a positive and supporting
learning environment within which students can realise their potential. Through
the Priority Schools Program, the school is able to offer any curriculum
subject where there is sufficient demand. About 80 per cent of the student
population is from non-English-speaking backgrounds and the school incorporates
their special needs into all its programs.

Facilities: The school has an assembly hall, a gymnasium, many
sports fields, and basketball and netball courts, which are available for use
by the general community. All play areas are spacious with sufficient sunsafe

All classrooms have been fully renovated including the
air-conditioned library, which has two technology learning centres. The school
has three well-equipped technology and applied studies units, six new science
three visual arts rooms, two new music rooms, a photography darkroom, four
additional computer laboratories, a kiln for ceramics, a new full hospitality
kitchen with bistro area, and a new commercial kitchen for the home economics

Electives Years 9 and 10: Geography, History, Commerce, Information
and Software Technology, Food Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Science,
Music, Technical Drawing, Technics (Wood, Metal or Electronics), Textiles and
Design, Vietnamese, Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Board-endorsed courses — Ancient History,
Biology, Business Studies, Business Services (VET), Chemistry, Economics,
Engineering Studies, English — Standard, English — Advanced, English as a
Second Language, English Fundamentals (preliminary only), Food Technology,
Geography, Hospitality Operations (VET), Industrial Technology, Information
Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Information
Technology (VET), Legal Studies, Mathematics — General, Mathematics (2-Unit),
Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music,
PD/Health/PE, Physics, Retail (VET), Society and Culture, Vietnamese, Visual
Arts, Community and Family Studies,Metals and Engineering (VET).

Sport: There is an integrated and grade sports program, including
touch football, netball, soccer, cricket, European handball, table tennis,
oztag, softball, basketball, volleyball, and hockey. All students compete in
area gala days, aerobics, weight training, squash, tenpin bowling, golf. Other
sports available include AFL, athletics, badminton, creative dance, gymnastics,
rugby league and rugby union. There are school carnivals for swimming,
cross-country and athletics with opportunity to compete at regional, state and
national levels.

Extracurricular activities: SRC, debating, dance and musical
productions, art exhibition, Carnivale (a bi-annual multi-cultural day),
sporting teams in all major sports at both school and representative level,
leadership camps, work experience program, Australia-wide mathematics, science,
geography, economics and other academic competitions, choir and musical groups,
book club, support for charities, public-speaking competitions, dual-accredited
vocational education courses, peer support, combined high schools knock-out
sports. School based St John Ambulance Cadet Division (only one in Australia)
is also offered at the school.

Welfare and personal development: Bonnyrigg High School has an
effective student welfare policy with students being supported by both peer
support and student leadership programs. The school has a parent and community
co-ordinator available to assist parents and carers in understanding their
child’s learning process. The school has strong literacy and numeracy programs
and offers special programs for the gifted and talented, students from
non-English-speaking backgrounds and students with learning difficulties. The
school strongly encourages uniform and has full community support.

Famous ex-students: Bob O’Reilly (footballer), Pamela French

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 950 students
Fees Free (Government School)
02 9823******* 02 9823 1184 / 02 9823 1186
02 9823******* 02 9823 7662
Address Elizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg 2177
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