Burwood Girls High School, founded in 1929, has a proud tradition of
educating young women. The school not only strives to develop and expand a
thirst for knowledge but works on educating the whole student — academically,
socially and emotionally. The school’s motto “Not for Ourselves Alone”
expresses the citizenship and tolerance experienced by its students.

Facilities: In beautiful, newly landscaped grounds, the school has
three drama/dance studios with mirrors and sprung floors, a hall with lighting
and sound facilities, six upgraded science laboratories, a new fitness centre,
fifteen smart boards and numerous refurbished technology areas including
computerised library, wireless internet, data projector with computer in a
number of classrooms, photography rooms, two kitchens, textiles and design
rooms, ceramics studio and digital media studio.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Design and Technology, History, Geography,
Visual Arts, Visual Design, French, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese,
Music, Commerce, Food Technology, Textiles and Design, Dance, Physical Activity
& Sport Studies, International Studies, Information and Software
Technology, Photographic and Digital Media.

Electives Years 11 and 12: All English, Mathematics and Science
courses, Software Design and Development, Legal Studies, Business Studies,
Economics, Ancient History, Modern History, PD/Health/PE, Chinese, Indonesian,
French, Italian, Japanese, Textiles and Design, Food Technology, Hospitality
(VET), Information Technology (VET), Entertainment (VET), Community and Family
Studies, Dance, Society and Culture, Music, Visual Arts, Drama. Other subjects
include Information Processes and Technology, Photography and various TAFE

Sport: Tennis, water polo, basketball, netball, softball, touch
football, soccer, volleyball, swimming, aerobics, table tennis, power walking,
self-defence, badminton, calisthenics, circuit, hip hop dancing, social dance.
The school endeavours to enter teams into numerous knockout competitions and is
very competitive in the girls’ division of the Northern Suburbs Zone, often
winning this competition.

Extracurricular activities: A wide selection is offered including
concert band, stage band, choir and vocal ensembles, public speaking, debating,
drama, dance, media production, writing, and environmental activities. Other
activities include a Gifted and Talented Program for Years 7 and 8 and the Duke
of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: Welfare support team, learning
support team, peer mediation, links to learning. Work experience is available
for Years 10 and 11 and there is a full-time careers adviser. Uniform is

Special features: The academic program is enriched by a planned
program of field trips. The strong SRC is involved in environmental projects,
focus groups and camps. The school runs various performances and musical
events. The school has received the Director General’s Award for Excellence in
the Education of Girls.

Famous ex-students: Linda McGill, Lorrae Desmond, Jenni George,
Judge Robyn Tupman.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1100 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Queen Street, Croydon 2132
  • Phone:02 9747 3355
  • Fax:02 9744 2797

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