The school provides a learning environment that is student-centred
and challenging for all students. The breadth of the curriculum nurtures
student skills such as leadership, team work and creative expression. A whole
school commitment to pastoral care is complemented by strong and consistent
discipline procedures.

Facilities: Gymnasium, dance/drama studio, music and visual arts
centres, six well-equipped science labs, large computerised library, five
computer labs, modern technology centre, fully networked Internet access and
interactive whiteboard technology.

Subjects Years 7 and 8: English, Mathematics, Science HSIE,
Technology, French, Japanese, Music, Visual Arts, PD/Health/PE, Sport.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Visual Arts, Information and
Software Technology, Drama, Dance, Design and Technology, Textiles, Food
Technology, Technics (Wood, Electronics & Metal), Graphics Technology,
Music, Marine Studies, Photographic & Digital Media, Sport Science.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (2-Unit General, 2-Unit
Maths, Extension), Ancient History, Modern History, Business Studies, Legal
Studies, Geography, Society & Culture, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Senior
Science, Marine Studies, Visual Arts, Music, PD/Health/PE, Drama, Dance,
Community & Family Studies. TAS courses include Design and Technology,
Industrial Technology, Engineering Science, Technics Metal, Food Technology,
Textiles and Design, and Information Processes and Technology. VET courses
include Hospitality Operations and Construction.

Sport: Soccer, cricket, basketball, rugby league, netball, hockey,
athletics, swimming, cross-country, surf awareness, squash, fitness, climbing

Extracurricular activities: Concert band, dance ensemble, public
speaking, debating, state academic competitions, Japanese cultural exchanges.

Welfare and personal development: Two educational psychologists
(counsellors) a teacher/student adviser for each of Years 7 to 12, welfare
support, peer support, student councils (Junior, Middle and Senior school),
student welfare lessons, Year 11 study skills program, Year 12 mentor support
program, graded merit award scheme and extension classes.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 900 students (450 secondary)
  • 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) contact the school
  • Address:132 Old Illawarra Road, Barden Ridge 2234
  • Phone:02 9543 8317
  • Fax:02 9541 0036

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