Set in attractive, shady grounds, Lake Illawarra High is a
comprehensive high school that was established in 1974. The large student
population encompasses more than 30 different nationalities and the school
attempts to cater for all their needs.

Facilities: COLA, a range of specialist classrooms, four computer
laboratories, a drama room, a gymnasium, darkrooms, a library and resource
centre, video rooms, tennis/handball courts, sports fields, and a large
agriculture facility.

Electives Years 9 and 10: A diverse range of more than 20 electives
including three languages, Fitness and Recreation, Media Studies, Computing
Studies, Creative Fashions, Agriculture, and a range of Visual Arts and
Technology subjects.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A comprehensive range of courses
including the major sciences, Mathematics to 4-Unit level, Business and Legal
Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Modern and Ancient History, Geography, Design and
Technology, PD/Health/PE, Food Technology, Visual Arts, French, and Italian.
Hospitality, Building Construction and Furniture are also offered, with
students receiving industry recognition and TAFE accreditation on completion of
these courses. A range of TAFE courses and alternative HSC study courses are
offered in Years 11 and 12.

Sport: The school is renowned for its students’ sporting prowess and
a wide range of sports is available. In addition to competitive sports, leisure
sports include cycling and aerobics.

Extracurricular activities: Computer club, various musical groups,

Welfare and personal development: A dynamic student council
participates in school management. There is a study skills program for all
students. Year 11 students attend a work placement program and a full-time
careers adviser is on staff. Strategies for girls to improve the skills and
ambitions of female students are incorporated in the welfare network.

Special features: Lake Illawarra is gaining recognition for its
broad curriculum and its community and work studies programs. Each year a
number of students gain traineeships and cadetships with major companies.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 750 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:Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra 2528
  • Phone:02 4296 3844
  • Fax:02 4296 3948

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