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FRESHWATER SENIOR CAMPUS (NORTHERN BEACHES SECONDARY COLLEGE)


Freshwater Senior Campus is committed to student excellence and to
supporting students during their transition to adulthood. This development of
self-responsibility involves a comprehensive mentoring program and numerous
opportunities to make contact with university, TAFE, business, industry and
trade options. The campus is a composite school and TAFE site, with students
able to access courses from the two providers in the one program if
appropriate. The school has cross-campus arrangements with four other high
schools, facilitating extensive curriculum choice.

Facilities: The school is set in a quiet area with large playing
fields and has modern facilities, including three state-of-the-art
industry-standard computer labs, a multimedia lab, a design and technology lab
with a computer annex, a food technology lab, a textiles and design lab,
darkrooms, a 250-seat performance theatre, a 100-seat lecture theatre, and a
national standard gymnasium and music centre, with adjoining practice rooms.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A comprehensive range of academic courses
is offered and, with TAFE courses included, students can select from more than
80 courses including English Advanced, Standard ESL and Extension, all levels
of Mathematics, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Japanese, French, German,
Earth and Environmental Science, Design and Technology, Food Technology,
Industrial Technology, Economics, Hospitality, Engineering Science, Physics,
Chemistry, Legal Studies, General Science, Music, Visual Arts, Photography,
Drama, PD/Health/PE, Software Design and Development, Sport, Lifestyle and
Recreation, Information Processes and Technology, Information Technology Fundamentals,
Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, Textiles and Design, and Building
and Construction. Students regularly complete TAFE Certificate II Courses
giving them advanced standing towards university and TAFE courses. 2010 subject
lines are available on the school’s website (link above).

Sport: The campus offers talented and committed students the chance
of participating in a targeted squads program. Rugby union, rugby league,
soccer, netball and basketball, with high-profile coaches, prepare these squads
for district and state competitions.

Extracurricular activities: Student leadership program, Rock
Eisteddfod, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, band, vocal ensemble, drama group
and dance groups.

Welfare and personal development: The school recognises and is
considerate of the needs of students and has established a welfare network
providing support for all students.

Self-discipline is encouraged. All students participate in a weekly
mentoring program, which supports young adults both academically and socially.
Pastoral care and discipline are well developed. Uniforms are compulsory.

Religion None
Type
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls
Years Year 11 - Year 12
Enrolment 600 students
Phone
02 9905******* 02 9905 2634
Fax
02 9905******* 02 9905 2577
Address Harbord Road, Harbord 2096
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