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Canterbury Girls High was established in 1892 and moved to its
present site in 1932.

It has a welcoming atmosphere and harmonious, cultural diversity.
Students currently enrolled come from 49 different language backgrounds, with
74 per cent of students from a language background other than English. Success
for all is the aim and hallmark of this school. There are extensive
extracurricular programs that meet individual student needs and enhance student
leadership capacity.

There has been a gifted and talented “Performance” class established
since 2008 for year 7 and 8, which focuses on academic challenges combined with
additional learning time for the Performing Arts. 2011 will be the fourth
cohort for this program. The integration of information and communication
technologies across the curriculum is whole school priority. There are
significant International student enrolments for the SC and HSC in Years 10,
11, and 12. Links with local primary schools are an important feature.

 Facilities: Multi-purpose
hall, performance studio, drama and dance space, multimedia facilities, modern
library, food and textile technology laboratories, visual arts rooms, four computer
rooms, fully staffed learning centre for Senior students, fitness circuit room,
outdoor covered learning spaces and extensive sporting fields.

Electives: A wide subject choice is available including Chinese,
French, Modern Greek, Korean, Ancient History, Community and Family Studies,
Society and Culture, Modern History, Studies of Religion, Food Technology,
Textile Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, all Sciences, Legal
Studies, Extension 1 and 2 English and all levels of Mathematics, Extension
History and Saturday School Languages courses also available.

Students can choose from a variety of TVET and Vocational subjects
such as Hospitality, Information Technology and Business Services in stage 6.
Tafe Vocational courses are also available to stage 5 students. There is a
gifted and talented program in all subject areas and a strong emphasis on
literacy and English-as-a-second-language support.

Sport: The school enjoys a high sporting profile, with students
having represented Australia in soccer. Students elect from a range of grade
and recreational sports including, dance, athletics, swimming, cross-country,
soccer, tennis, softball, hockey, netball, ice-skating, power walking, cycling,
volleyball, basketball, lawn bowls, tennis, tai-chi, badminton, touch football,
aerobics, cricket and cardio fitness.

Extracurricular activities: Choir ensembles, wind ensemble, band,
percussion group, strings program, drama, theatresports, debating, five dance
ensembles, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, active SRC and student leadership
program, peer support, peer mediation support by strong welfare team, work
experience supervised by full-time careers adviser.

Welfare and personal development: The broad curriculum is designed
to provide opportunities for all girls to fulfil their individual potential.
The Student Wellbeing Program emphasises students accepting responsibility for
their behaviour and learning. Chinese, African, Pacific Island and Korean
Community Liaison officers are also an important part of student support.

Special features: Student-centred learning and student
responsibility for learning is a feature of the school’s educational program
and the school is proud of its successful multicultural traditions. There is a
strong school commitment to Environmental Education. The school has been
recognised as a state leader in this area. Environmental projects include: CREW
— Cooks River Environment Watch involving Year 9 students, National Tree
Planting Day, World Water Monitoring Day, Clean Up Australia Day and Student
Representative Council Planting Day. While being innovative in its curriculum,
the school values the wearing of school uniform, commitment to teamwork, and
good discipline. The school continues to gain outstanding success at the School
certificate and HSC level.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Enrolment 685 students
Fees Free (Government School)
02 9718******* 02 9718 1805 / 02 9789 2880
02 9718******* 02 9718 3501
Address Church Street, Canterbury 2193
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