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JAMES BUSBY HIGH


Established in 1969, James Busby High is situated in a fast-growing
area of south-west Sydney. The school takes pride in its strong stance against
violence and harassment as well as the strong harmony that exists between
people from different backgrounds and cultures. Community involvement in the
school is an important part of school life and a homework centre is run outside
school hours. The school has a support unit with five classes — three IM and
two IO.

Facilities: Playing fields, gardens, three computer rooms, internet
access throughout the school, new library, new outdoor shade area.

Electives: Examination subjects for Years 9 and 10 include all the
core subjects as well as Child Studies, Computing Studies, Dance, Government
Law and Society, Human Movement, Music, Photography, Cabinetwork, Electronics,
Visual Arts, Food Technology, and German.

HSC students are able to choose from the full range of traditional
subjects as well as vocational subjects in the areas of Information Technology,
Hospitality, Retail, and Office Administration. The school also participates in
the VET program.

Sport: Summer — basketball, oztag, seven-a-side soccer, volleyball,
softball, touch football, table tennis, European handball, cricket. Winter —
hockey, soccer, seven-a-side soccer, basketball, netball, softball, volleyball,
table tennis. There are also swimming, athletics and cross-country carnivals
and inter-school knock-out competitions.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, debating, dance, computing,
photography, school band, school musical, competition sports. Public speaking
is very popular with students participating in internal school competitions and
many outside competitions. There is also a school radio station.

Welfare and personal development: A student welfare system
encourages behaviour ownership and preventative measures through conflict
resolution and peer mediation skills, peer support, and pastoral care. Student
leadership is developed through the SRC and prefects. A support system (CAS)
exists for students at risk. A welfare team consisting of a head teacher,
deputies, school counsellors, and Year advisers support the school welfare
policy. Careers education starts in Year 9.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 1000 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9607******* 02 9607 7766
Address Brolgar Crescent, Green Valley 2168
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