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FIGTREE HIGH


Figtree High is a comprehensive school concentrating on the broad
development of each child’s potential in the technical, creative and physical
domains. Retention rates are high and an above-average number of students go on
to tertiary education. Special programs are organised for gifted and talented
children.

Facilities: Three ovals, gymnasium, basketball and tennis courts,
library, five computer laboratories, multimedia centre and school auditorium.

Electives Years 7 to 10: All students study a core curriculum that
covers all Key Learning Areas. In Years 9 and 10 electives can include French,
German, Music, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Photography, Textiles and Design,
Drama and Computing Studies.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A broad range of 2 unit and extension
courses are offered in the senior school as well as a number of CEC and vocational
education courses.  Vocational education
courses on offer include:  Hospitality,
Business Services, Construction, Metals Engineering and Information Technology.  A Work Studies HSC course is offered to
students who specifically want to go directly into the workforce. In 2011 a
significant building program will commence at Figtree High School that will
provide industry standard facilities to support the initiation of a Trade
Training program focusing on hospitality and metal engineering.

Sport: Sporting traditions run deep and the school has a strong
record of achievement in basketball, tennis and rugby league. Other sports
offered include hockey, soccer, volleyball, indoor cricket, self-defence,
walking, tennis, table tennis, touch football, roller-skating and surfing.

Welfare and personal development: The school has a well established
and effective welfare program, which is led by the head teacher welfare.
Welfare provisions include: a learning support team, school counsellors, Year
advisers, a full-time careers adviser and school-wide discipline system.
Figtree High School also operates the “Positive Behaviour for Success” Program.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment approximately 1050 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 4271******* 02 4271 2787 / 02 4271 2987
Fax
02 4271******* 02 4271 6626
Address Gibsons Road, Figtree 2525
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