Cumberland High School is a co-educational comprehensive high school
set on attractive grounds with excellent facilities and nationally and
internationally recognised teaching staff.

Cumberland High School’s Year 12 students consistently achieve high
results in the HSC, with 18 students receiving UAIs of over 90 in 2009, and 1
in 5 students receiving a UAI above 90 in 2007.

Principal Terry Wilson attributes these results to excellent
teaching, hard working students and the advantages of many resources with small
class sizes.

Over the last two years, Cumberland High School has spent more than
$2 million on education resources and capital works. Cumberland High School has
brand new basketball and soft-fall sporting facilities along with a rain water
tanks program, interactive online classroom, drama performance space and
air-conditioning throughout every room in the school.

Cumberland High School is also home to the NSW State Marching Band
which is made up of more 120 students from state high schools across NSW who
travel to the school to rehearse each month.

The school reflects community aspirations for student transition to
tertiary and further education, academic and sporting success and leadership.

A rigorous student academic scholarship program, supported by local
businesses, emphasises strong community links and involvement. For 2008 more
than 55 international students had enrolled.

Facilities: Modern facilities include a library, computer rooms,
technology areas, sporting fields, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball
courts, gymnasium, auditorium, drama and performance space, interactive digital
classroom, new science labs, new gymnasium, wireless network.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Information and Software Technology,
Commerce, Drama, Food Technology, French, Japanese, German, Music, Graphics
Technology, Industrial Technology Timber and Metal, Textiles and Design, Visual

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Modern History, Business
Studies, Chemistry, Mathematics 2 Unit, 3 Unit, 4 Unit, General Mathematics 2
Unit, Food Technology, Community and Family Studies, PD/Health/PE, French,
Geography, Industrial Technology, Japanese, Legal Studies, Music, Physics,
Senior Science, Society and Culture, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Spanish,
Biology, Economics, Drama, Software Design and Development, Information
Processes and Technology, Design and Technology. The senior school caters for
industry-accredited courses, Pathways, VET courses and traditional HSC patterns
of study.

Sport: Competitive — rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket, netball,
basketball, volleyball, water polo. Recreational — tennis, squash, tenpin
bowling, weight training, ice-skating, swimming, soccer.

Extracurricular activities: Ensembles Program (nine ensembles
including concert band, jazz band, stage band, rock band, percussion ensemble,
string ensemble), debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, public speaking,
Streamwatch, Cyclomechs, private music tuition.

Welfare and personal development: Cumberland students participate in
a student council, prefect system and peer support program, and have access to
a student welfare support team. They develop self-discipline and respect for
others in a positive, caring environment. Work experience is offered to
students in Year 10, and careers education and study/life skills are
incorporated in the general curriculum.

Famous ex-students: Ray Price (football), Caroline Lumley (Miss
Australia), Jeni Klugman (Rhodes Scholar).

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 660 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:183 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford 2118
  • Phone:02 9871 7718
  • Fax:02 9872 5381

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