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CAMDEN HIGH


Established in 1956 and set in a rural district, the school enjoys
an excellent reputation in its community and beyond. It has a strong commitment
to academic achievement, quality teaching, learning programs, environmental
education and community participation.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Psychology, Technics (Wood and Metal),
German, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Food Technology,
Industrial Arts, Technical Drawing, Agriculture, Human Movement, Electronics,
Textiles and Design, Commerce, Music, Drama, Childhood, Studies, Dance,
Photography, Computing Studies. Both History and Geography are compulsory.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Extension course (English, Mathematics
and History), Agriculture, Food Technology, Information Processes and
Technology, Software Design and Development, Exploring Childhood, Legal
Studies, Ancient and Modern History, Geography, Visual Arts, Visual Design,
Music, Drama, Physics, German, French, Chemistry, Biology, Science for Life,
Business Studies, Photography, Design and Technology, Community and Family
Studies, PD/Health/PE, Society and Culture, Engineering Studies, Dance,
Industrial Technology (Wood and Metal), Legal Studies, Primary Industries, Hospitality,
Information Processes, Sports Coaching, Retail and Metals & Engineering.
The school now offers five VET courses.

Sport: The school has a proud sporting tradition, has produced NSW
and Australian champions and is highly regarded in its region. The sport
development program emphasises skills and fitness, sports injury prevention,
high-level staff training, and student leadership. Students compete at zone,
region and state level, in school carnivals and recreational sports including
gym, lawn bowls, yoga, cycling and horse riding. The inter-school visit with
Cowra High and the ‘Sports Achiever Awards’ are the highlights of the sporting
calendar.

Extracurricular activities: An outstanding concert band,
instrumental ensembles, festival of arts, debating teams, ISCF, public
speaking, annual exchange to Japan and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
provide rich and varied experiences for students. Students are encouraged to
expand and exercise their minds, with Tournament of Minds.

Welfare and personal development: The school provides a friendly,
caring, non-violent and disciplined environment. Full school uniform is worn,
school citizenship and concern for others are encouraged, self-esteem programs
are organised, and every student is encouraged to achieve and is acknowledged
for achieving his or her personal best. A wide-ranging excursion program is
integral to the curriculum and there are specific timetabled classes and
programs for pupils who are talented or who have learning difficulties.

Special features: Extensive tree propagation forms part of the
agriculture and environment curricular. Students excel in state and national
academic competitions, and have a successful record in tertiary entrance,
post-school employment and training. They are regarded as being very
employable.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1140 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 4655******* 02 4655 9191
Fax
02 4655******* 02 4655 2438
Address Cawdor Road, Camden 2570
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