Macarthur Girls High is set on extensive grounds close to the river
on the fringe of the Parramatta CBD.

Facilities: Agriculture plot, technology rooms, darkroom, five
computer rooms, drama theatres and rehearsal room, dance suite, video-editing
suite, many specialist rooms, school hall, soccer and hockey ovals, six tennis
courts, 25-metre pool.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Agriculture, Applied Movement, Chinese,
Commerce, Computing Studies, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Food
Technology, French, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Human Movement,
Japanese, Music, Photography, Technical Drawing, Textiles and Design, Visual

Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology,
Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Community and Family Studies, Dance,
Drama, English (all courses, English ESL, Economics, French, Food Technology,
Geography, Industrial Technology — Multimedia, Information Processes and
Technology, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mathematics (all courses), Modern History,
Music, Physics, PD/Health/PE, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Textiles and
Design, Visual Arts, Ceramics, Computer Applications (Journalism), Exploring
Early Childhood, Photographic and Digital media and Visual Design. Accredited
vocational education courses of Entertainment, Business Services, Hospitality,
Retail and Information Technology are taught in the school. TAFE courses are
also offered to students as part of their HSC curriculum. These courses are
delivered by TAFE at outside venues.

Sport: Touch football, cricket, bowling, swimming, tennis, soccer,
basketball, aerobics, volleyball, netball.

Extracurricular activities: Choir, instrumental groups, drama
productions, school magazine, debating, Macarthur Christians, computer and
internet club, video/technical production training, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme, Mogdah’s Cafe.

Welfare and personal development: The school offers a committed,
caring environment with emphasis on student leadership, self-direction,
empowerment, compassion and civic values.

The elected student council is represented on school management
committees. An effective peer support program operates. The school community
has a strong belief in important core values that promote pride in the school.

Special features: Recent achievements include academic success
recognised by Premier’s and Minister’s Awards, HSC works exhibited in
ArtExpress and participation in the School Spectacular, Sydney West and State
dance festivals, PULSE, Celebrating the Arts, Premiers Concert, Christmas
performance at a local nursing home and School Concerts.The school has close
links with UWS. The teaching and learning philosophy emphasises technology and
literacy across the curriculum.

Famous ex-students: Betty Cuthbert, Jodie Gillies.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: over 1000 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:Macarthur Street, Parramatta 2150
  • Phone:02 9683 1866
  • Fax:02 9890 1992

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