Set in spacious grounds on the edge of the Royal National Park,
Heathcote High is a comprehensive school, which provides a caring a supportive
environment to maximise the learning opportunities for students.

Facilities: Five science laboratories, a newly-installed marine and
aquaculture technology laboratory, four networked computer rooms
(IBM-compatible systems), well-equipped library including networked technology
learning centre, computer mini-labs in five faculties, well-equipped
auditorium, large gymnasium, design and technology work areas, visual arts
workshop, music technology laboratory, 22-seater minibus, commercial kitchen.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Three choices from: Forensic Archaeology
(History Studies), Commerce, The Living Planet (Geography Studies), Food
Technology, Textiles Technology, Industrial Technology (Timber, Metal,
Electronics, Silver Jewellery), Design Graphics, Graphics Technology,
Multimedia and Digital Photography, Information and Software Technology,
French, Indonesian, Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital
Technology, Marine and Aquaculture Technology, Child Studies and Human

Electives Years 11 and 12: All levels of English and Mathematics,
all Sciences, Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology,
Economics, Legal Studies, Society and Culture, Business Studies, Information
Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Food Technology,
Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, Community and Family Studies,
PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Indonesian and French. The school
offers VET courses in Hospitality, Construction and Metals and Engineering.

Sport: Competitive — rugby league, Australian rules, softball,
baseball, touch football, volleyball, athletics, swimming, tennis, netball,
golf, cross-country, soccer, basketball, lawn bowls, water polo and
mountain-biking (HHS is the Australian champion in mountain-biking for all
schools). Leisure — surf lifesaving, bowling.

Extracurricular activities: Exciting gifted and talented programs,
concert band, SRC, student leadership program, peer mediation and peer
mentoring programs, public speaking, debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme, choir, dance group, environmental initiatives, Hitachi Omiya Japanese
Exchange Program, inter-school Christian fellowship, innovative community links
programs with local primary schools.

Welfare and personal development: Student welfare is enhanced
through a range of outstanding support services, including an extensive network
of student advisers, counsellors and welfare and learning assistance teams, and
excellent student mentoring programs. Students helped select their own uniform
and have the opportunity to participate in student government through the SRC.
Students participate in a range of School to Work programs, including TVET and
work placement opportunities in Years 9 to 12.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 895 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:Wilson Parade, Heathcote 2233
  • Phone:02 9520 9488
  • Fax:02 9520 8609

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