Kirrawee is a languages high school with a focus on achieving personal
excellence. The school offers an extensive range of programs in all curriculum
areas. A comprehensive welfare structure supports student learning and
socialisation through innovative programs and counselling services. The school
has close ties with its community and has a reputation for outstanding
academic, performing arts and sporting results.

Facilities: Spacious modern library, independent learning centre,
multi-purpose centre, dance and performing arts studio and a new five room
music centre. In the area of computer technology, the school site is linked by
a Local Area Network (LAN) and all computers have broadband internet access.
All students participate in computer education courses using eight specialist
computer rooms including a state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory and a
specialist computer-aided drafting room. A new design and technology laboratory
has been established along with modern languages laboratories. A Japanese
Language Immersion Centre is provided as a state-wide resource. Other resources
include an oval, two tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts and a
covered outdoor learning area (COLA).

Electives Years 11 and 12: The full range of NSW Board of Studies
HSC courses is offered, including a range of vocational framework courses.
Students are currently undertaking pathways study options in the senior school
including acceleration and accumulation.

Sport: Water polo, basketball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, rugby
league, hockey, softball, baseball, touch football, tennis, squash,
roller-skating, bowling, aerobics, golf, surfing, and self defence are
available. Junior students utilise the outstanding facilities of the Waratah
Recreation Centre. School sporting teams continue to dominate in state-wide
competitions in popular sports.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, debating, bands,
special-interest clubs, musical and drama productions.

Welfare and personal development: Peer support and an active student
council operate at Kirrawee, and the school’s discipline policy is based on the
modified Glasser system. A comprehensive work experience and careers
counselling program operates to assist students in making decisions about the

Special features: Higher School Certificate results have remained
consistently high over the past two decades. Kirrawee has an established school
council with parents, students and staff participating in curriculum, finance
and other school-management committees.

Famous ex-students: Kirsten Thomson (Olympic swimming silver
medalist), Lisa Wilson (Australian netball team), Chris McCormack (world
triathlon champion), Kate Hollywood, Alicia McCormack, Mia Santoromita and
Jenna Santoromito (2008 Olympians) and Emma Pask (singer/entertainer).

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1200 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:Hunter Street, Kirrawee 2232
  • Phone:02 9521 2099
  • Fax:02 9545 1547

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