James Meehan is an established comprehensive school with a strong
commitment to providing quality education to students of all abilities, in a
secure, attractive and caring learning environment. It encourages high morale
through innovation, cooperation, democratic processes, and sound teaching

Facilities: Located in a woodland setting at Macquarie Fields, the
school has a gymnasium, a hall, four computer rooms, sporting fields, and
tennis and basketball courts. It also has design and technology workshops,
language rooms, a drama theatrette, food technology unit, science labs and
photography facilities. A music rehearsal studio and multimedia studio allow
students to develop skills and knowledge in music and video production and
digital imaging.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Computing Studies, Design and Technology,
Music, Visual Arts, Languages, Electronics, Dance, Textiles and Design, Wood
and Metal Technics, Home Science, Human Movement.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Modern History, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Engineering Science,
Aboriginal Studies. Joint TAFE courses are also offered, including Office
Skills, Building and Construction, Retail Skills, Industry Studies, Economics,
as are a range of Board-endorsed courses, including Money Management and
Childcare. Both TER and non-TER pathways are available.

Sport: The school offers basketball, hockey, rugby league, netball,
Australian rules, soccer, volleyball, softball, and a range of leisure sports
such as aerobics, badminton and weight lifting.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, public speaking, choir,
student newspaper, Mock Trial, musical productions, camps, rock band.

Welfare and personal development: The student council acts as a
liaison between staff and students, and programs such as peer support, parent
learning support and a merit award system operate. Work experience and careers
education are provided, as is a Years 7 to 12 study and learning skills

Special features: James Meehan has highly developed links with
primary schools and the general community. An Aboriginal support program
includes an Aboriginal education assistant. The school operates an after-school
study centre and a home-reading tutor program.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 445 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:Harold Street, Macquarie Fields 2564
  • Phone:02 9605 4395
  • Fax:02 9829 3976

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