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MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL


Mitchell High School is a Year 7 to 12 comprehensive high school in
an attractive setting on six landscaped hectares in a quiet urban area. A wide
curriculum is enhanced by a strong and flexible use of technology to support
learning, and there are special provisions for high-achieving students and
those requiring learning support. The school offers quality public education
and sets high standards for the academic, social and personal development of
students.

Facilities: Mitchell has large sporting fields, basketball, tennis
and netball courts and a large multi-purpose hall. The school is computer
networked with four computer laboratories and subject-specific mini-labs in
many faculties. Internet access is available from all computer labs and the
library.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Students in Years 7 to 10 study the mandated
core subjects. In addition, in Years 7 and 8, students “taste” a wide range of
specialist courses. In Year 9, students choose three electives. Year 10 choose two
electives. Elective classes are a combination of Year 9 and 10 students.

The elective list includes Applied Sport — Rugby, Asian Studies,
Child Studies, Geography, Commerce, Computing Studies, Dance, Design and
Technology, Drama, Film Studies, Food Technology, French, German, History —
Elective, Human Movement, Japanese, Journalism, Music, Power Mechanics, Studies
in Religion, Studies in Society, Technical Drawing, Technics (Electronics,
Metal or Wood), and Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Include Ancient History, Business
Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Dance, Drama, Early
Childhood, Economics, English, Extension English, Extension Mathematics, Food
Technology, Industrial Technology — Wood, Information Processes and Technology,
Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics General, Metals and Engineering, Modern
History, Music, Photography, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture,
Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation, Business Services, Hospitality, Information
Technology, Retail Operations, Visual Arts.

Sport: Students are able to choose from a wide selection of sports,
which range from fun to competition level.

Extracurricular activities: Students can be involved in an extensive
range of activities including student leadership opportunities such as the SRC,
public speaking and debating, musical productions, choir, Tournament of Minds,
and various academic competitions.

Welfare and personal development: A school counsellor, Year
advisers, a supervisor of girls, a support teacher for learning difficulties,
teacher’s aides, English-as-a-second-language support and a head teacher in
charge of welfare provide a highly qualified support team to effectively cater
for student needs.

Special features: Student achievements are recognised through the
Mitchell Award scheme and students may apply for a PRIDE card (Personal
Responsibility in Daily Effort). This scheme is supported by local businesses
and successful student applications enable the student to use the card to
obtain discounts in the local community. Student achievements are also
acknowledged through formal assemblies and a presentation day, as well as
through school newsletters.

The school has recently redesigned parts of the compulsory school
uniform. The new uniform items are Australian-made and incorporate quality
fabrics. A uniform shop operates from the school hall every Thursday from 8am
to 4pm.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1100 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
the base library contribution ranges from $80 to $100. there are subject-specific fees, which range from $5 to $60.
Phone
02 9622******* 02 9622 9944
Fax
02 9831******* 02 9831 2805
Address Keyworth Drive, Blacktown 2148
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