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GRANVILLE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL


Granville Boys High School is a comprehensive boys’ high school in
the Granville School Education Group (SEG) of South Western Sydney Region, NSW
Department of Education and Training (DET). The school is committed to
promoting academic and personal excellence and preparing students for life.
Granville Boys High School has consecutively won two National Awards for
Quality Schooling. In 2004, the award was won for “Creating a Significant
Partnership between a High School and its Community”. In 2005, Granville Boys
High School was successful again in winning an award for “Excellence by a
Teacher”. HSC results have been outstanding with the top UAI being 96.7.
Improvements in numeracy and literacy were among the best in the region of
South Western Sydney.

There is a strong focus on quality learning in a safe environment
that fosters individual excellence and the achievement of personal best. The
school values and celebrates the cultural and linguistic diversity of its
students and achievement, commitment, improvement and citizenship are valued
and recognised. The school provides a broad academic and vocational program
which meets student needs, interests and abilities and is responsive to
community priorities and values. Students participate in a wide range of
sports, both competitive and non-competitive. Parents play a significant role
in the life of the school supporting their sons’ education through an active
Parents’ and Citizens’ Association and involvement in school activities and
programs.

Facilities: Information and Communication Technology features
include whole school wireless internet connection, four networked
internet-access computer rooms, interactive whiteboard in classrooms, new
language and science laboratories, drama room, wood and metal workshops and an
up-to-date library with computer laboratory. New playing fields featuring
cricket nets, handball courts and general recreation and training fields were
completed in 2006 and a new state-of-the-art gymnasium opened in 2008.

Electives Years 7 to 10: All students study English, Mathematics,
Science, History, Geography and PDHPE, Design and Technology, Languages, Visual
Art and Music. Stage 5 electives include Building and Construction, Commerce,
Design and Technology, Electronics, Industrial Technology — Timber, Information
and Software Technology, Music, Physical Activity and Sport Science, Football
Studies and Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: All levels of English and Mathematics are
offered. Electives include Biology, Chemistry, Ancient History, Modern History,
Legal Studies, Business Studies, Religion, Arabic, Visual Arts, Music, PD/H/PE,
SLR, Industrial Technology — Timber, Graphics and Multimedia, Design and
Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Physics and VET subjects
Retail, Construction and Information Technology and many TVET courses.

Sport: GBHS has a strong tradition of sporting excellence. Many
students go on to be representative and professional sportsmen. Sports include:
Aussie rules, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, oztag, touch football,
basketball, volleyball cricket, body sports, squash, tennis, swimming, table
tennis and recreational sports, walking group, and fitness training designed
for all football codes.

Extracurricular activities: Premier’s Sport Challenge, Premier’s
Reading Challenge, fitness club, computer club, debating and public speaking,
drama, gardening club, SRC, music classes, chess, cultural dance and music
groups, library monitors club, homework club, Principal’s club extension
classes, Senior student tutorials, ABCN Goals Program, Pacific Islander Dance
Group, African and Arabic Drumming Group, excursions and camps and the
Wellington Cultural Exchange Program.

Welfare and personal development: The school’s welfare system is
based around PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Support). Our core beliefs
are Safe, Respectful Learners. There is a strong focus on rewarding positive
behaviour of students. The school has a strong welfare and discipline policy
that monitors and cares for the development and growth of all students. There
is a strong connection to the local community, the involvement of which is an
integral part of the school.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Enrolment 522 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9637******* 02 9637 0489
Fax
02 9897******* 02 9897 2421
Address 14 Mary Street, Granville 2142
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