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

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.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 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:Gibsons Road, Figtree 2525
  • Phone:02 4271 2787 / 02 4271 2987
  • Fax:02 4271 6626

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