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MODEL FARMS HIGH


Model Farms High School is focused on ensuring all students achieve
their personal best through Quality Teaching. The school has an experienced
staff and places emphasis on catering for all students, including the gifted
and talented. The school prides itself on its academic achievements.

Facilities: Well-equipped library, four computer learning areas,
laboratories, technics rooms, kitchens with a commercial hospitality bay, art
rooms, dance studio, lecture theatre, hall, drama room, farm oval and spacious
grounds.

Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Geography, Music, French, German,
Japanese, Art, Commerce, Computer Studies, Food Technology, Agriculture, Drama,
Dance, Technical Drawing, Textile Technology, Technics Wood/Metal/Electronics,
Industrial Design, Careers, Health and Physical Education, Design and
Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, English Extension, Mathematics,
Mathematics Extension, Ancient and Modern History, Biology, Physics, Chemistry,
Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Music,
Engineering Science, Agriculture, Visual Arts, Industrial Technology, Drama,
Dance, Food Technology, General Studies, PD/Health/PE, Hospitality Operations,
Legal Studies, Languages, Exploring Early Childhood, Photography, Work Studies,
Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology,
Information Technology. There are also TAFE courses and business-industry links
with the local community.

Sport: Model Farm offers students a choice of competitive sports
(such as athletics, swimming, cricket and soccer) and recreational sports,
including squash, ice-skating, aerobics, and indoor cricket. The school has a
strong sporting tradition and reputation.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, band, dance, music and public
speaking. The annual variety night Fame at the Farms is a yearly highlight as
is the school musical. Students have enjoyed success in debating, Lions Club
Youth of the Year and Ozspeak public speaking competitions. The Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is one of a number of leadership opportunities.

Welfare and personal development: The school cares for its students
by encouraging all of them to find their strengths and to achieve their
personal best. There is a structured merit system. Year 11 students run a peer
support program, and courses to raise self-esteem and respect for others are a
regular part of the curriculum. Work experience, business links programs and
career education are also on offer. A team of student advisers and a counsellor
give support and guidance. Building student leadership is given special
emphasis.

Special features: The school has received a Director-General’s Award
for outstanding primary links programs, including gifted and talented
challenges and regional awards for the exceptional growth in literacy and
numeracy. Acceleration for indentified Mathematics students and strong ESL
results.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment approximately 990 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9624******* 02 9624 3133
Fax
02 9838******* 02 9838 8407
Address Gooden Drive, Baulkham Hills 2153
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