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Canberra High, established in 1938, assists and encourages students
to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their development. It is
located close to the centre of Canberra and has outstanding sporting
facilities. The Australian Institute of Sport brings its high school athletes
to Canberra High School. Access to information technology is emphasised across
the curriculum. Extension programs for gifted and talented students are a
feature of the school. Overseas excursions in French, Chinese (Mandarin) and
Japanese courses are available to students.

Facilities: Automated library, four computer laboratories, separate
gymnasium and assembly hall, modern technology facilities, science facilities.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Elective subjects under all the Key
Learning Areas are available to students, as well as the compulsory curriculum.

Sport: Canberra High students participate in all traditional sports
in interschool competitions, and there is a long record of achievement in many
sports. Outdoor education is a feature of the program offered to students.

Extracurricular activities: Drama and musical productions are part
of the curriculum. Students perform well each year in English, mathematics,
science, language, geography, photography and chess competitions as well as
junior and senior debating. The school also offers band, vocal ensemble, Rock
Eisteddfod and an extensive camping program. Photography students enjoy
enormous success in public competitions. Canberra High School has formed
partnerships with local businesses to enhance students’ options and experiences
in the world of work.

Welfare and personal development: The extensive welfare network
incorporates peer mediation and mentoring, SRC, leadership training, school
board representation, environmental monitoring, community service, house
co-ordination, and publicity. Student involvement in decision-making at all
levels is embedded in the school’s practices. Work experience, career guidance,
college advice and vocational education programs are part of the transition preparation
for Year 10 students.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment approximately 600 students
Fees Free (Government School)
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 7000
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 7006
Address Bindubi Street, Macquarie 2614
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