Erina High School, established in 1963, set in natural bushland adjacent to the Erina Commercial area, is a proudly comprehensive school where every student is encouraged to strive for personal best in all they undertake. An experienced, highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff provides innovative and engaging learning activities across the academic, sporting, cultural and the civic curriculum with explicit provisions for students with special needs. The ethics of Care, Courtesy, Commitment and Co-operation underpin school life and personal best achievement is celebrated.

Facilities: Five computer rooms, library, two playing fields, cricket nets, basketball and netball courts, multi-purpose centre, school farm, video conference centre, dance, drama and music studios, photography darkroom, science laboratories and construction facilities.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Agriculture, Food Technology, Sport Science, Outdoor Education, Wood Technics, Metal Technics, Visual Arts, Commerce, Graphic Arts, CAD/Graphics Drawing, Multimedia ICT, Dance, PD/Health/PE, Music, Japanese, Drama, Computing Studies, Textiles and Design. Interest electives are wide-ranging and include Drama, Dance, Film Appreciation, Marine Studies, Recreational Pursuits, Farming, Textiles, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Music, Alternative Games, Welfare, Racquet Sports, and Retro Reading (for Years 7 and 8).

Electives Years 11 and 12: A full range of HSC NSW Board-developed and endorsed courses, and VET courses including Retail, Hospitality, Business Services, Information Technology, Construction, Furnishings, and Metals and Engineering are offered.

Sport: Tennis, life-saving, beach fitness, surfing, ice-skating, self-defence, golf, dance, weight training. School teams compete in gala days, interschool and CHS state competitions.

Extracurricular activities: Dance, drama, rock bands, choir, ICT, science and environmental clubs, community work, debating, Mock Trial, performing arts nights of excellence. A career and transition team provide opportunities for work placement and industry links with the local community.

Welfare and personal development: The school has an extensive and continually updated welfare program, providing genuine safety, care and concern for all students. An active student representative council meets weekly and there are a successful anti-discrimination and peer mediation programs. A gifted and talented program is in operation. There are a variety of programs supporting students with learning difficulties and special needs. Links with partner primary schools are well established within the Erina Learning Community.

Famous ex-students: David Bradbury (film producer), Evan Thornley (ICT).

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1050 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:the entrance road, erina 2250
  • Phone:02 4367 7353
  • Fax:fax 02 4365 3086

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