James Cook became a technology high school in 1990 and expanded its
technological basis throughout the broad curriculum. It is set in spacious
grounds adjacent to Moorefield Girls Technology High and St George TAFE. James
Cook has been listed in The Australian’s Top 10 Schools in Australia.

Facilities: Four computer rooms, computerised music lab, modern
library, multi-purpose hall, squash courts, basketball courts, tennis courts,
extensive technological and applied science complex. Existing facilities are
enhanced by the proximity to St George TAFE.

Electives Years 7 to 10: We have enhanced our elective choices in
Years 9 and 10 by offering Extension English, Extension Maths, Extension
Science and Extension History, which prepare students for the higher order HSC
subjects. Design and Technology course is offered in Years 7 to 10. Other
junior electives are History, Geography, Commerce, Visual Arts, Music, Modern
Greek, German, Italian, Technical Drawing, Technics, Computing Studies, Drama,
Sports Science, and Communication.

From 2005, the school has offered a gifted and talented class that
looks at a very new and exciting curriculum including electives such as
Aquaculture, Web Design, and Digital and Media Communications.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Years 11 and 12 has a wide elective
choice. English, Mathematics, Business Studies, Business Services, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Science, Economics, Geography, Ancient History, Modern
History, Visual Arts, Legal Studies, Music, Modern Greek, Engineering Science,
Design and Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Information
Technology, Software Design, Industry Studies (Metals), Construction,
PD/Health/PE. A range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are
offered at the school and senior students have the opportunity to enrol in TVET
courses and the new trade school.

Sport: The school has a reputation for outstanding sporting
achievements and is particularly strong in rugby league. It is part of the St
George District competition. More than a dozen leisure sports are offered.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, multi-cultural and rock bands,
debating, computing, photography, chess, drawing.

Welfare and personal development: Welfare is taught in the school.
Student advisers are appointed to each Year, and a peer support program and
counselling service are in operation. An active student council widens student
participation in the school. A full-time careers adviser and work experience
blocks for Years 9 and 10 can be provided. ESL support and special education
services are available. All students are required to wear school uniform and
are encouraged to behave responsibly by a strong, but fair, discipline/welfare
system. The school has forged close ties with local primary schools and the
special needs of gifted children are catered for.

Famous ex-students: Mark Shulman, Jeff Hardy, Brad Mackay, David
Niu, Ian Herron, Neville Hayes, Robin Woellner, Shaoquett Moselmane.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 610 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:Princes Highway, Kogarah 2217
  • Phone:02 9587 1770
  • Fax:02 9553 8242

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