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MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH


Established in 1981, Macquarie Fields is a mixed-mode high school,
catering for both selective and comprehensive students. The school has a strong
tradition of academic success complemented by enthusiastic student
participation in cultural and sporting activities. Academic achievement is
celebrated and the school’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
ensures that opportunities are available for a wide range of student abilities.
Students are acknowledged for their achievements through many recognition
schemes.

Facilities: Library, learning centre and senior study area,
multi-purpose hall, four computer rooms, large covered shelter areas,
agricultural plot, sporting fields. The school also has specialist facilities
for practical subjects in technics, computing, visual arts, and home science,
as well as two dedicated technology and research areas for online learning. The
school is wireless networked and banks of computers with internet access are
available
for students to use in classrooms.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The Junior School offers an innovative
curriculum including enrichment courses in Year 8, where students explore a
wide range of electives to encourage critical and creative thinking. Some
examples include Forensic Science, Lights, Camera, Action and Brain Teaser.

The range of elective courses offered include Visual Design, Drama,
Music, Heroes and Villains, Commerce, Physical Activity and Sports Science,
Agriculture, German, Japanese, Technics (Electronics/Metal/Wood), Information
Software and Technology, Building and Construction, Food Technology, Graphics
Technology, Psychology, and Work Education.

Electives Years 11 and 12: The school aims to provide the right mix
of subjects to cater for those students requiring a high ATAR, as well as VET
courses such as Industry Studies, including Hospitality and Information
Technology. There are also English, Mathematics and Science courses, Ancient
and Modern History, Geography, Society and Culture, Economics, Business
Studies, Industrial Technology, Engineering Science, Information Processes and
Technology, German, Japanese, Agriculture, Studies of Religion, PD/Health/PE,
Visual Arts, Drama, and Music. Extension courses are offered in English,
Mathematics and History.

Sport: Competitive volleyball, basketball, netball, hockey, soccer,
Australian rules, indoor cricket, rugby league and union. Leisure options
include jazz ballet and roller-skating.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, band, choir, chess, Interact
Club, gardening club, SRC, captaincy team, yellow-ribbon campaign, peer support
and other leadership opportunities including school improvement programs.
Students also participate in a range of online projects and national
competitions including English, mathematics, science, geography, and computing
studies.

Welfare and personal development: The school’s welfare policy
comprises a peer support program and student council, two deputy principals
(one overseeing welfare), two head teachers’ welfare, a school counsellor, and
Year advisers. Regular work experience is arranged for Years 9, 10 and 11.We
emphasise the School to Work program as a means of supporting all students in
their transition to the workforce.

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 1053 students
Fees Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9605******* 02 9605 3111
Fax
02 9605******* 02 9605 3044
Address 2 Harold Street, Macquarie Fields 2564
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