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CONCORD HIGH


Concord High is a comprehensive co-educational school situated in a
well-established residential area in Sydney, near the Olympic site. Surrounded
by parks, the school has an open plan and was a Department of Education
showpiece in design.

Facilities: Includes a theatrette, gymnasium, modern library and
fully staffed learning centre for students to pursue independent learning
programs. Computer networks and up-to-date technology are available for student
use throughout the school. Newly refurbished state-of-the-art science
laboratories, specialist rooms for Music, Art, Photography, Industrial Arts,
Food Technology and Textiles.

Subjects Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography,
History, Commerce, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, PD/Health/PE, Design and
Technology, Textiles and Design, Technics (Wood, Metal), Visual Arts, Music,
Careers, Drama, Dance, IPT, Electronics, Journalism, and Special Music Tuition.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English and Mathematics (all courses),
Modern History, Ancient History, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Legal
Studies, Economics, Geography, Computing Studies, Software Development,
Engineering Science, Food Technology, Textiles and Design, PD/Health/PE, Visual
Arts, Drama, Italian, Chinese, French, Community and Family Studies, Business
Studies, Studies of Religion, VET Hospitality and Construction. Several courses
in conjunction with local TAFE colleges, Open High School and Saturday Schools
of Community Languages are also offered.

Sport: Athletics, cross-country, soccer, cricket, tennis, hockey,
touch football, rugby union, basketball, netball, softball. Grade sports
compete in the Northern Suburbs zone and Sydney North region. Students also
have the opportunity to participate in state-wide knockouts including soccer,
softball, netball, gymnastics, diving, recreational sport, and rugby union.

Extracurricular activities: Camps, SRC, debating, public speaking,
drama, vocal group, rock band, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, inter-school
Christian Fellowship, art and drama competitions, chess, a range of Australian
and Australasian English, mathematics and science competitions, art club and
environment club are all offered, as are lunch-time sports competitions and a
range of gifted and talented options in technology, writing and debating.

Welfare and personal development: The school’s curriculum pattern
offers accelerated and extension programs for gifted children, assists those
from non-English-speaking backgrounds and enhances the opportunities of
students with learning difficulties. Each year, the school establishes a gifted
and talented class in Years 7 to 10 — enrolment in this class is through an
external examination, student portfolios and interviews. Numerous welfare
support programs are in place.

Special features: Elite gymnasts and divers from the Australian
Institute of Sport are enrolled at the school — the unique curriculum offered
assists greatly in their ability to balance their sporting and scholastic
commitments.

The school has introduced an elite soccer clinic for talented male
and female players in Years 7 to 10 — entry to the team is through practical
demonstration, academic and sporting portfolio and coaching references. The
school also has both curriculum and facilities that support development in
journalism and produces a quality newspaper.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 860 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
general contributions year 7, $135 (including cost of literacy and numeracy testing, apron and diary), years 8 to 12, $125. specific course costs are dependent on the units of work covered each term.
Phone
02 9745******* 02 9745 3777
Fax
02 9744******* 02 9744 2683
Address 3 Stanley Street, Concord 2137
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