Opened in 1955, this school has been substantially upgraded since
its designation as a technology high school in 1990.
Facilities: Housed in spacious tree-lined grounds, the school has
ample technological equipment including six computer labs, a design centre,
recently refurbished science facilities, a darkroom, a library, and a gym. There
are two ovals, and basketball and tennis courts.
Electives Years 7 to 10: All students in Years 7 and 8 take Design
and Technology, which entails hands-on computer training and learning the
theory of technology. The focus on technology flavours the whole curriculum at
all levels and computers are widely used in all subjects. Also offered are
Technology Mandatory, Commerce, Visual Arts, Graphics Technology, German,
French, Food Technology, Music, Electronics, Sports Science, Drama, Photography
and Digital Imaging, Physical Activity and Sports Studies.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Economics, Business Studies, Information
Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Computing Studies,
Legal Studies, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Industrial Technology
Timber, Engineering Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Mathematics, English, Modern History,
Ancient History, PD/Health/PE, Sport Leisure and Recreation, Food Technology,
Design Technology, Construction and Hospitality (VET) and Information
Sport: Cricket, squash, tennis, golf, volleyball, water polo,
hockey, rugby union, basketball, indoor cricket, aerobics, weight training. The
school is a leading sporting school in its zone. In cricket, the First XI is a
state champion and won the Alan Davidson Shield in 1984, 1990, 1991 and 1998,
2009 and the Dexion Shield in 1990. The open division water polo team has also
been the state champion team.
Extracurricular activities: Debating, computer club, rock band, big
band, Rock Eisteddfod, Mock Trial, Schools in Parliament, Mind Marathon.
Welfare and personal development: Pastoral care is seen to by a
welfare committee that meets with the school counsellor each week to ensure the
individual needs of students are met. There is also a peer support program and
an active SRC. There is a specialist careers adviser. The school has a strong
commitment to its uniform. Overall, the aim is to provide quality education to
Special features: Academic results are of a high standard with about
50 per cent of HSC candidates qualifying for university entry. The school has
an exciting gifted and talented program called Kensai (Japanese for “wise man”)
where selected students pursue personal interest projects throughout the year.
Famous ex-students: Stephen and Mark Waugh, Ian Thorpe.
Free (Government School) |
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