Kogarah High is a learning community offering excellence and
diversity in a happy, safe environment. Here, students of all abilities,
backgrounds and learning styles receive the time and support to develop into
successful learners. Students are challenged and encouraged to develop the
skills to be life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Facilities: Large assembly hall, gymnasium, four computer rooms,
laptops, specialist laboratories, design and technology rooms, practical
workshops, modern library.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Art, Music, Arabic, French, Indonesian,
Food Technology, Italian, Commerce, Design and Technology, Woodwork, Computing
Studies, Sport Science and Chinese.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (all levels), Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Visual Arts, Music, Arabic, Food
Technology, Legal Studies, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Society and
Culture, Modern History, Ancient History, Engineering Science, Computing
Studies, PD/Health/PE, Design and Technology, Work Studies, Community
Languages. An expanding range of post-compulsory options include school-based,
dual-accredited vocational courses such as Hospitality, Building Construction
and Retailing, JSST/TAFE courses, and an extensive, flexible work experience
program for students in Years 10 and 11.

Sport: All students participate in a program of sport that includes
teams entered in many sporting competitions with soccer, basketball,
volleyball, swimming, rugby and athletics among the most popular.

Extracurricular activities: Music, debating, computing, drama, video
production, photography, camping, SRC, wide variety of excursions.

Welfare and personal development: Kogarah’s Year welfare groups,
pastoral care and peer support programs are well established and effective. Discipline
is firm, fair and consistent within a student welfare system based on clear
school rules, close contact with parents and positive recognition of student
achievement and responsible behaviour. The staff includes a careers adviser and
two guidance counsellors. Literacy and numeracy are taught across all subject
areas. The school also runs gifted and talented classes (Years 7 to 10) with a
maximum of 20 selected students who undertake a genuine advanced course of
study. The full school uniform policy is supported by the entire school

Special features: The school has a flexible timetable with longer
teaching/learning periods for all students. Small class sizes and the
development of individual learning plans by an effective learning support team
are special features of this school. There is an extensive ESL support program
and the employment of an international students co-ordinator to ensure improved
support for international students and improved communication with their

Famous ex-students: Ken Rosewall, Garry Chapman, Bruce Compton, John
Hewson, John Tapp.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 632 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:Gladstone Street, Kogarah 2217
  • Phone:02 9587 5815
  • Fax:02 9553 8316

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