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HAWKESBURY HIGH SCHOOL


Hawkesbury High School is committed to providing students with a
supportive educational environment that enhances their specific talents and
caters for their individual needs, abilities and aspirations. The school has
extensive programs for both gifted and talented students and for those who need
remediation.

Facilities: Five modern science laboratories, specialist music
rooms, external amphitheatre and internal drama studio, visual arts workshops
and pottery kilns, three fully networked information technology rooms, library,
photography darkrooms, productive farm and horticultural area, VET-standard
kitchens, modern technics workshops, multi-purpose hall, playing fields,
basketball and netball courts, excellent cross-country track, bushland
environmental study area.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Agriculture, Commerce, Computing, Dance,
Drama, Food Technology, Human Movement, Japanese, Metal Technics, Music,
Technical Drawing, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Work Education, Wood
Technics.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology,
Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Earth and
Environmental Science, Economics, Exploring Early Childhood, Extension English,
Extension History, Extension Mathematics, Food Technology, Geography,
Industrial Technology, Information Processes, Japanese, Legal Studies, Modern
History, PD/Health/PE, Photography, Physics, Senior Science, Society and
Culture, Sport Lifestyle and Recreation, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Work
Studies, Hospitality (VET), Information Technology (VET), Construction (VET),
Business Services (VET), Metal and Engineering (VET), Primary Industries (VET).
Students also have access to TAFE courses.

Sport: Athletics, baseball, basketball, cricket, cross-country,
equestrian, hockey, indoor cricket, indoor soccer, netball, rugby league,
soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Charity activities, chess, choir,
computer club, performing arts festivals, dance, debating and public speaking,
drama, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, eisteddfods, environmental groups,
equestrian competitions, Japanese exchange visits, Mock Trial, musical groups,
student publications, Tournament of Minds, variety night, yearbook.

Welfare and personal development: Hawkesbury High has an extensive
student welfare network, with specialist student advisers, a support teacher, a
school counsellor, and supportive teacher’s aides.

All staff work to create a caring environment through a range of
programs, which support students’ learning and personal growth, both for gifted
students and for students with learning and personal difficulties. There is a
comprehensive merit award scheme designed to reward students for their
achievements in all fields. The school has a literacy support team, a
well-established parent-assisted reading program, as well as mentor support,
peer mediation and an effective SRC.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 638 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 4579******* 02 4579 6800
Fax
02 4579******* 02 4579 6733
Address 1 Hibberts Lane, Freemans Reach 2756
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