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BOSSLEY PARK HIGH


This comprehensive high school was established in 1988 and focuses
on excellence and success. The school caters for students from Years 7 to 12. A
strong tradition of academic and sporting excellence has been developed,
largely as a result of the atmosphere of dedication and commitment throughout
the school community. The school is visually pleasing, and architecturally
practical buildings stand on eight hectares of ground fringed by bushland.

Facilities: Sporting fields, cricket nets, outdoor tennis,
volleyball, netball and basketball courts, multi-purpose centre including a
gymnasium, indoor volleyball and basketball, venue for school functions, indoor
fitness centre, fully operational farm with both livestock and crop activities,
audio and video media centre, state-of-the-art video/technology projection
theatre, well-equipped specialist learning spaces in the creative arts, design
and technology, computing and the sciences. There is also a library with a full
range of computer and audio-visual facilities and Internet access, and an
abundance of weather shelters.

Electives Years 8 to 10: As well as a core of English, Mathematics,
Science, Australian History, Australian Geography, PD/Health/PE, three
electives are studied from the following choices — Agriculture, Spanish,
Italian, Japanese, French, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Computing Studies,
Food Technology, Textiles and Design, Cabinetwork, Applied Technology,
Graphics, and Design and Technology. Media Studies, Sports Science, Tourism and
Hospitality, and Health Skills are offered as content-approved options.

Electives Years 11 and 12: All courses in English and Mathematics,
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, General Science, Science for Life, Business
Studies, Legal Studies, Economics, Society and Culture, Geography, Agriculture,
Industrial Technology, Engineering Science, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, French,
Music, Drama, Food Technology, Visual Arts, Design and Technology courses,
Computing Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Computing Applications, Ancient History,
Modern History, General Studies, Life Management Studies, PD/Health/PE.
Content-endorsed courses include Photography, Ceramics, Visual Design, Media
Studies, Practical Writing Skills, Food Management, Exploring Childhood, Drama
and Theatre, and Sport, Recreation and Lifestyle. Various courses at Wetherill
Park/Liverpool TAFE are offered, and there are opportunities to study at 3-Unit
and 4-Unit levels, and even at university level, through the University of
Western Sydney’s pathways program. To meet the growing demand for vocational
experiences, the dual-accredited vocational courses of Electronics,
Hospitality, Retailing and Furnishings are available in-school, while links
with TAFE campuses at Wetherill Park, Miller and Liverpool provide access to a
wide range of courses at these institutions.

Sport: Leisure sports and a full range of competitive individual and
team sports are available to all students, except Year 12, on a regular weekly
basis. There are many opportunities to compete against students of other
schools at carnivals, gala sports days, and competitions co-ordinated by state
sporting bodies. Lunchtime mini-competitions and wheelchair sports are popular
with participants and spectators.

Extracurricular activities: Gymnastics, fitness training, Mock
Trial, Model United Nations Organisation, photography, dance, debating, public
speaking, school magazine, musical and drama performances, soccer development
program, competitions in writing, mathematics, science and geography.

Welfare and personal development: Extension program for gifted
students, English as a second language, student counselling and disabilities
support are important facets of the curriculum. The school has a successful
student welfare program based on a house structure, with emphasis on
self-discipline, student rights and responsibilities, merit awards and peer
support. A strict uniform policy is enforced with the strong support of
parents. Student leadership is encouraged through captains and the SRC.

Special features: Bossley Park High School houses a diverse
multicultural population. It has a special unit for students with physical
disabilities and maintains a policy of non-sexism in course patterns. As the
first state high school with classes for children with physical disabilities,
the school is designed for easy wheelchair access and has many other features
that both provide for the special needs of such students and facilitate
integration in all school activities.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1510 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9823******* 02 9823 1033
Fax
02 9823******* 02 9823 7835
Address Prairievale Road, Bossley Park 2176
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