Jamison High places emphasis on each student striving for his/her
personal best and offers a rich, varied and wide-ranging curriculum within a
comprehensive framework. Its modern buildings are set in extensive grounds.
Jamison High School was a centre of excellence in music (1993–1995) and a
centre of excellence in English (1990–1992). The school won the Director
General’s Award for its student welfare program and has gained national
recognition for its anti-bullying policy.

In 2009 a $2 million trade school facility incorporating a joint
training venture with TAFE and the University of Western Sydney in Nursing and
Health Care Training was opened. There is parental and community participation
through the P&C and extensive contact with community organisations.

Facilities: Include computerised library resource centre with
extensive resources in print and non-print formats, oval, hall/gymnasium,
basketball court, music keyboard laboratory, careers centre, agriculture plot,
photography darkroom, fully equipped kitchen for food technology, textiles and
design, woodwork and metalwork, art, dance studio, science, music, and CAD

There are seven specialist computer rooms and further computers and
interactive whiteboards in faculties, classrooms and the school library
resource centre. The school-wide network has internet access and includes
access to networked software applications. The addition of interactive
whiteboard technology and connected classrooms are recent additions to the
technological and digital resources of the school. Technology is viewed as a
valuable tool to be used across and integrated with the curriculum.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Agriculture, Commerce, Computing Studies,
Dance, Drama, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Geography, German, History,
Japanese, Metal Technics, Music, Music (Instrumental), Music (Keyboard),
Photography, Textiles, Graphics Technology, Visual Arts, Wood Technics,
Engineering Technology, Visual Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology,
Business Studies, Ceramics, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Computing
Applications, Drama, Design and Technology, Economics, Engineering Science,
English, Exploring Childhood, French, Food Technology, Geography, German,
Hospitality, Illustration and Design, Industrial Technology — Wood, Information
Processes and Technology, Japanese, Language and Tourism, Legal Studies, Modern
History, Mathematics, Music, PD/Health/PE, Physics, Senior Science, Society and
Culture, Software Design and Development, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreational
Studies, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Business Services (VET), Office
Administration (VET), Construction (VET), Hospitality (VET), Information
Technology (VET), Metal and Engineering (VET), Primary Industry (VET), Retail.
TVET courses are also available. TAFE courses in Nursing and related health
courses are available through our trade school facility.

Sport: Basketball, cricket, hockey, rugby league, soccer, rugby
union, softball, tennis, touch football, netball, Australian Rules, tumbling,
diving, swimming, cross-country, athletics, climbing, beach volleyball, weight
training, skating, aqua golf, tenpin bowling, aerobics, indoor soccer, cable
skiing, rowing, trampolining. The school has integrated sport and also participates
in many state-wide knockout competitions. Jamison High students have been
national, regional and zone sports champions.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, senior concert band, stage
band, chamber ensembles, vocal ensemble, chess club, major musical production,
dance, drama, Tournament of Minds, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme, internet club, mathematics competition, science competition, work
experience, cross-country club, school newspaper, self-protection courses,
support for charities. The SRC and associated committees including the
anti-bullying committee, offer leadership development opportunities.

Welfare and personal development: The student welfare policy offers
rewards for achievement and effort, and support to all students through a
school-wide code of conduct that has been developed collaboratively. The school
has incorporated the Positive Behaviour and Learning (PBL) Program into its
approach to student welfare and this is supported by a network-based student
welfare database. There are special programs for gifted and talented students
and for those with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. The school
is wheelchair-accessible. Active welfare programs include peer support, peer
tutoring, peer mediation, school welcomers, academic mentoring, gender equity,
and an anti-bullying committee. Jamison High was one of four Australian schools
selected to present its STAR welfare programs to representatives of an OECD
team as part of their international three-year study.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 990 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:Maxwell and Evan Streets, Penrith South 2750
  • Phone:02 4731 6150
  • Fax:02 4721 2502

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