Galston High School offers its students a safe, caring and
productive learning environment within a very supportive community. The school
has excellent facilities in a rural, bushland setting and offers a broad
curriculum catering for the needs of students.

Facilities: The school has five computer rooms and is networked for
the Internet. It also has a computerised library, extensive sporting
facilities, agricultural facilities, music rooms, and a commercial kitchen.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Music, Drama, Italian, Commerce, Geography,
Textiles and Design, French, Visual Arts, Metal and Wood Technics, Agriculture,
Film and Video, Food Technology, Technical Drawing.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, Drama, Maths, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Ancient History, Modern History, Earth and
Environmental Science, Marine Studies, Italian, Legal Studies, several Computing
Studies courses, Business Studies, Agriculture, Horticulture, Music, Visual
Arts, Photography, Food Technology, Community and Family Studies and Textiles
and Design are offered. Vocational courses in five industry frameworks —
Information Technology, Hospitality, Retail Operations, Business Services and
Primary Industries are also on offer in addition to a wide range of TAFE

Sport: Competitive — European handball, rugby union, volleyball,
water polo, basketball, touch football, netball, softball, cricket, soccer.
Recreational — squash, gym, aerobics, swimming, bowling, ice-skating.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, instrumental ensembles,
concert and jazz bands, drama and dance, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,
cattle club, poultry club and bi-annual stage musical.

Welfare and personal development: A strong student representative
council and sports council are operating and the school employs a full-time
careers adviser.

Special features: Galston High occupies land once owned by the family
proprietors of Waddell Cottage. The original cottage has been retained and
fully restored by the history department and is used as a central theme in
teaching, as well as for drama group activities.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 780 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:403 Galston Road, Galston 2159
  • Phone:02 9651 2222
  • Fax:02 9651 1054

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