Canterbury Boys High is a school with a strong history, a proud
tradition of 90 years of excellence in boys’ education and an exciting future.
The school opened in 1918 but current buildings were erected in 1924 and the
façades retained.

Facilities: Three Computer rooms, autonomous learning centre,
connected classroom, audio-visual centre in library, arts studio, photographic
darkroom facilities. Sporting facilities include playing fields, a gymnasium,
fitness centre and basketball courts.

Electives: Curriculum comprises all levels of Mathematics, the
Sciences and all major Humanities subjects including Ancient and Modern
History, Economics, Business Studies and Geography. Other courses include
Engineering Studies, PD/Health/PE, IPT, Work Studies, Visual Arts, Music and
Business Services (VET course). Photography is offered at 1-Unit level.

Sport: All traditional sports are offered, with rugby league and
soccer being among the most popular.

Extracurricular activities: Chess, debating, Enviro club, fitness,
knockout sport, mentoring and leadership, peer tutor reading and photography.

Welfare and personal development: Two ESL teachers, a teacher for
students with learning difficulties, a teachers’ aide, Head Teacher Learning
Support and three community liaison officers work together to ensure the
school’s commitment to being inclusive in providing the best education to all

Special features: All levels of ability are catered for. Some
classes in certain subjects are streamed or graded. A Homework/Learning Centre
is conducted after school in the library on Mondays and Thursdays each week. In
2011 the school is the lucky recipient of laptops donated by Microsoft and
Hewlett-Packard as part of Oprah Winfrey’s trip to Australia.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 486 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:Holden Street, Canterbury 2193
  • Phone:02 9798 8444
  • Fax:02 9716 7603

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