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Colyton High was established in 1967 on 10 hectares of expansive
grounds. In 2007-2008 capital works provided a multi-million dollar Trade
facility for the delivery of Certificate II-III in Construction in the school
curriculum. It is a school that has established strong links with its local
community as it strives to build pathways to success for its students. In 2009
the school became a member of the Priority Schools Program. The school is also
a Positive Behaviour for Learning school.

Facilities: Multi-purpose centre, computer labs, several sports
fields, basketball courts, performance spaces for dance and drama, modern
library. After extensive refurbishment, modern facilities for practical
subjects have also been added.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Industrial Technology (Wood, Metal,
Construction, and Electronics), VET Industry Manufacturing, Commerce, Drama,
Dance, Information Processing and Software, Design and Technology (Multimedia),
Graphic Arts, Ceramics, Visual Arts, Photography, Work Education (Hospitality),
Food Technology, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology (Childcare), Music,
Physical Activity and Sports Studies, French or Italian.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (General, Extension 1,
Extension 2 and 2 Unit), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Business
Studies, Legal Studies, Ancient History, Visual Arts, Textiles and Design,
Dance, Music, PD/Health/PE, Drama, Industrial Technology (Electronics, Graphics,
Timber or Multimedia), Software Design and Development, Information Processing
Technology and Community and Family Studies. Content-endorsed courses include
Visual Design, Photography, Exploring Early Childhood and Sport, Recreation and
Lifestyle and Computer Applications. VET courses include Business Services,
Retail, Construction, Hospitality and Information Technology.

The school also offers students the opportunity to study courses at
nearby TAFE colleges in courses such as Hairdressing, Animal Science and Motor
Mechanics. Students are able to undertake School Based Apprenticeships as part
of the Trade School Options available to students in conjunction with TAFE NSW
and local businesses and industries.

Sport: Students can participate in a wide variety of sports at
either grade, recreational or house level. The school regularly participates in
state knockouts in a number of sports, especially soccer, rugby league, tennis
and volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, Colyton Showcase, Community

Welfare and personal development: The well-developed welfare system
provides a variety of support for the students. This includes peer support,
peer reading, work experience, School to Work programs, careers guidance, Mind
Matters, Circle Time and Core of Life. There is also a strong emphasis on
providing students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills through
membership of the SRC. Tolerance of and for each other is encouraged within the
diverse school community.

Special features: Strong parental involvement, innovative
curriculum, concentration on vocational education, emphasis on school
leadership, strong links with partnership primary schools through middle school
initiatives, and integration of technology into the curriculum. Success and
skills development for boys and girls in sport are targeted priorities.

Famous ex-students: Mark Garner (Olympian), Terrence Culver
(sculptor), Jason Arnberger (cricket), Peter Leek (Paralympian).

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 880 students
Fees Free (Government School)
02 9623******* 02 9623 2789
02 9833******* 02 9833 1165
Address 37–53 Carpenter Street, Colyton 2760
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