Menai High opened in 1988 and is proud of its high standard as a
comprehensive high school. Taking as its motto “Care and Commitment”, the
school places a high priority on community consultation and involvement in its
operations. Because of the school’s size, Menai is able to offer one of the
broadest curriculum structures in the state.

Facilities: Design and facilities are modern and include a spacious
library, an individual learning centre, a fully equipped gym, a multi-purpose
centre, a mini farm, sporting fields, five computer laboratories, marine laboratories,
an eight-track digital recording studio, two digital video-editing suites, a
dance studio and a drama studio.

Electives Years 7 to 10: A full range of subjects is offered,
including Information Software and Technology, Dance, Drama, Oceans Alive,
Agriculture, and Japanese.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A full range of NSW Board of Studies HSC
courses is available, including Software Design & Development, Photo Video
Digital Imaging, Design & Technology, Japanese and Dance. Extension courses
are offered in Mathematics, English and History. VET courses include
Entertainment Industry, Hospitality, Information Technology, Construction and
Primary Industry.

Sport: The school has a reputation of sporting excellence. Students
compete in grade competitions in traditional sports or participate in
non-competitive dance, aerobics, gym workshops and surfing.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, concert and stage bands, dance
groups, musicals, debating, agricultural group, student environmental council,
peer mediation, SRC, multi-cultural interest group.

Welfare and personal development: A welfare team provides a
co-ordinated pastoral care program incorporating peer mediation, careers
guidance, a well-organised work experience program, and a fair discipline code.
Students participate in a special series of study skills and careers seminars
in their senior years.

Special features: All courses incorporate the latest in quality
teaching concepts such as group work, seminar-style presentations and the
delivery of course units that recognise the diversity of individual learning
styles. This is supported by technology across the curriculum. The school has a
computer network system that features a fibre-optic backbone connecting more
than 200 terminals, all capable of accessing library, curriculum and
administrative servers.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1050 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:Gerald Road, Illawong 2234
  • Phone:02 9543 7000
  • Fax:02 9543 5513

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