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GRANVILLE SOUTH CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL


Built in 1966, this school has a commitment to providing a caring
and stimulating learning environment focusing on student participation and
success.

Facilities: The school is situated among well-grassed playing areas
and has within its boundaries an oval, volleyball, tennis and basketball
courts, and an indoor basketball court within the multi-purpose centre. The
school also possesses five networked computer rooms and computer-based research
facilities linked to the library. Hospitality classes are taught in the well
resourced kitchen. The school has been named as a Creative and Performing Arts
selective high school and will enrol its first Year 7 students into the program
in 2012. The school has also recently introduced a Gifted and Talented Creative
and Performing Arts program for a targeted Year 7 class.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The elective offerings for the School
Certificate are broad and include Music, Drama, Commerce, Wood Technology,
Metal Technics, Graphics Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Food
Technology, Visual Arts, Information Software and Technology, and Dance. All
students from Years 7 to 10 study English, Mathematics, Science, History,
Geography, and PD/Health/PE.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A full range of subjects is offered to
support individual pathways and patterns of study. The emphasis is on choosing
subjects that best meet students’ interests, abilities and career options.
Patterns of study include vocational courses e.g. construction, hospitality,
entertainment and business services leading to dual accreditation, and
extension courses that support further study at the tertiary level.

Sport: The sport program is closely linked to the physical education
and health courses and is integrated into the school’s teaching program in
Years 7, 8 and 9. Sport is supervised by teachers who have particular expertise
in the many games included in the sports program. Competitive sport is provided
for students in Years 10–12 and by entry into state knockout competitions in a
wide variety of games and by the traditional annual carnivals of swimming,
cross-country and athletics. Students have access to representative teams at
school, zone and state level.

Extracurricular activities: These are diverse and extensive and
include participation in debating, public speaking, outdoor recreation, drama
and musical productions, enhancement classes and school magazine production.

Welfare and personal development: Years 7 and 8 teachers are grouped
which allow for a stronger rapport between students and teachers, and more
opportunity to discuss welfare and curriculum issues. In addition, Year 7 and 8
classes are enrolled in a subject which focus on developing specific study
skills and organisational skills to assist students in better managing their
learning.

English-as-a-second-language teachers and learning difficulties
teachers provide specialist support for those students experiencing language
and learning difficulties. Years 7 and 8 students participate in an intensive
literacy and numeracy program. Literacy and numeracy development is
co-ordinated throughout the school by the school’s literacy and numeracy
committee. Student welfare programs are co-ordinated by the school’s welfare
committee, consisting of specialist welfare personnel, including the school
counsellor and teachers with designated welfare roles (Year advisers and their
assistants). These programs include peer support for Year 7 students by the
students of Year 11, peer mediation, where students are provided with an opportunity
to develop their conflict-resolution skills, rock and water, where students
learn the skills of resilience and self-confidence, a merit program in which
exemplary student work is recognised and student leadership fostered through
membership of the SRC. Other student welfare programs are provided through the
school’s strong links with community agencies such as Granville Youth Centre,
the Australian Business and Community Network, Football United, plus many more.
These agencies provide assistance for students at risk with programs such as “connecting
at school”, homework centres and intensive student and family support where
required.

Special features: Granville South High School incorporates a support
unit for students with special educational needs from Years 7 to 12, offering
exemplary transition programs to its students. It is a comprehensive
co-educational high school focusing on student participation and success.

The school runs a very successful Norta Norta program as well as
weekly HSC tutorial programs. Community involvement is strong with the school
employing three Community Liaison Officers 
who work directly with parents/carers, students, staff and other
community groups.

The school has developed an effective “Community of Schools” with
its partner primary schools with weekly programs between the schools with a
focus on developing student numeracy and literacy outcomes and professional
growth for staff.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 480 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9892******* 02 9892 2654
Fax
02 9892******* 02 9892 2764
Address 53 Rowley Road, Guildford 2161
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