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CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL


Established in 1981, Crestwood features a wide choice of subjects
and many other programs and activities to help students develop skills and
interests. The school was granted a Director General’s Award in 2006 for
outstanding welfare and student support programs. Crestwood has developed a
reputation for its consideration of students with disabilities in its Support
Unit where places are allocated through the Department of Education and
Training.

Facilities: Library, computer rooms, wireless Internet network,
specialist rooms for practical subjects, gymnasium/auditorium, school farm,
sports fields, covered outdoor learning area.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The school offers more than 20 electives,
including Electronics, Agriculture, Food Technology and Drama. Nineteen
one-year courses are available, including Photography, Legal Studies, Media
Studies, Power Mechanics, and International Gourmet Cuisine. Years 9 and 10 are
combined for these courses to break down the discrete age levels between
grades.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Crestwood teaches more than 30 subjects
at HSC level and nine joint TAFE courses. The range includes Agriculture,
Business Studies, Economics, Engineering Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry,
Earth and Environmental Science, Legal Studies, Music, Industrial Technology,
Extension English, Information Technology Processes, Software Design and
Development, Exploring Childhood, Community and Family Service, Construction
and Hospitality.

Sport: Students take part in inter-school sport in the Hills Zone,
with possible progression to regional and state levels. The school also
competes in cross-country, athletics and swimming carnivals, and takes part in
the state knock-out competitions for many sports.

Extracurricular activities: The school offers a wide range of
creative and performing arts activities: art awards, debating, public speaking,
drama competitions, stage band, annual musical productions, computing, video
and photography.

Welfare and personal development: Student welfare is a keystone of
the school’s success. Specialist staff members include a counsellor, a welfare
teacher, a careers adviser, an ESL teacher, and a remedial teacher. Each Year
group has its own Year adviser, and the school is proud of its Student
Representative Council and its outstanding achievements.

Special features: Parents, students and the community can
participate in the decision-making process of the school through the P&C
and a number of school committees. The school has a uniform designed
specifically for young adults and offers classes for gifted and talented students
in Years 7 to 10.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1050 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9639******* 02 9639 7422
Fax
02 9686******* 02 9686 3462
Address 17 Chapel Lane, Baulkham Hills 2153
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