Lurnea High, a co-educational school for Years 7 to 12, is set in
pleasant, shaded grounds. The school provides a high standard of education and
aims to assist all students to reach their personal best.
Facilities: Sporting fields, basketball and tennis courts, cricket
nets, specialist facilities for practical subjects, computer laboratories, art
studios, senior study area, learning centre, art gallery, electro boards in all
Electives Years 7 to 10: Students are taught in mixed-ability
classes, allowing an equal and fresh start to secondary school. A wide range of
courses is available. Also we have a Gifted and Talented Year 7 class.
Electives Years 11 and 12: There is a vast range including
Hospitality, Industrial Technology, Computing Studies, Music, extension
English, extension Maths and Photography. Many senior students are also
enrolled in CEC courses or attend Miller TAFE.
Sport: Regular carnivals in swimming, cross-country running and
athletics are held, with sporting activities arranged into house groups.
Extracurricular activities: Talented student days, environmental
improvement, creative arts exhibition, medieval days, and computer days are
complemented by numerous innovative programs, including student leadership. An
after-hours homework centre operates providing free professional tuition.
Welfare and personal development: Welfare is extended to all areas
of the curriculum. Programs include peer support, student and sport leadership,
talented student days and a study skills program.
Special features: The intensive English centre caters for students
from non-English-speaking backgrounds, and new arrivals usually spend 12 months
in the centre before enrolling in mainstream classes. At the support unit,
students with severe to profound deafness can undertake the HSC over three
years. Although the preferred means of communication in the unit is sign
language, many students lip read and are integrated into the mainstream classes
where they are supported by specially trained teachers and interpreters. A
support unit exists for students with identified learning difficulties.