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NARRABEEN SPORTS HIGH


Since its designation as a selective sports high school in 1994, the
school has attracted talented and motivated athletes who participate fully in
the academic, cultural and sporting programs offered through the school
curriculum. Located between Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lakes and surrounded
by playing fields, the school is well placed to take advantage of the Sydney
Academy of Sport facilities, also at Narrabeen.

Facilities: Full-sized gymnasium, fitness laboratory, dance studio,
sporting fields, tennis courts, access to the lake, pools, beach, staffed
Independent Learning Centre, purpose-built library block, six networked
computer labs, internet access in all classrooms, modern technology and applied
science rooms, ceramics and photography studios, hall for public performances.

Electives Years 8 to 10: Commerce, Information & Software
Technology, Design & Technology, Drama, Food Technology, French, German, Graphics
Technology, Industrial Technology — Wood & Metal, History Elective, Music,
Physical Activity & Sports Studies, Technical Drawing, Textiles Technology, Visual
Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Modern History, Biology,
Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Dance, Design and
Technology, Drama, Economics, English (Advanced, Standard, Extension, ESL and
Fundamentals),  Food Technology,
Geography, German (Beginners, Continuers, Extension), History Extension,
Industrial Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics (General,
Extension 1 and 2), Music (Course 1 and 2, Extension), PD/Health/PE, Physics,
Senior Science, Visual Arts. VET courses include Construction, Entertainment,
Hospitality Operations and Information Technology. Content-endorsed Courses
(CEC) offered include Photography, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation.

Sport: Baseball, basketball, cricket, netball, rugby league and
union, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, touch football and
volleyball. There are extra costs for some sports.

Special sports programs: The targeted sports program is designed for
talented students in one of the following sports — athletics, basketball,
baseball, cricket, dance, golf, netball, rugby league, rugby union, soccer,
swimming, squash, tennis, touch football, triathlon. Entry is through selection
trials held each February and July by the state association of each sport in
conjunction with the school.

Training takes place before school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Students offered places in the targeted sport program receive highly
specialised coaching and training from state association-endorsed coaches. The
program has links with the NSW Academy of Sport and the University of NSW.
Coaching charges of $200 to $350 per term apply.

Extracurricular activities: Band, dance, debating, drama, music.

Welfare and personal development: Well-defined and communicated welfare structures ensure all students
are able to take advantage of the educational opportunities available. The
school has revised its discipline and welfare policy. “Good Sports at
Narrabeen” is a clearly defined code of behaviour endorsed by the school
community. Charity work, peer support SRC and prefect bodies are key leadership
features. Specialist assistance is available for students with
non-English-speaking backgrounds. The school has a program of learning support
for students who need assistance. Programs are developed to cater for gifted
and talented students who also have access to the independent learning centre
to pursue individual learning interests. The school’s merit system encourages
and recognises “personal best”.

Special features: Narrabeen Sports High has been the recipient of
the Director General’s School Achievement Award in recognition of the
“exceptional quality and outstanding achievements” of the school. In addition
to a full curriculum leading to the awards of the School Certificate and Higher
School Certificate, students selected into the targeted sport program are
provided with a course of high-level coaching, training and theory in their
chosen sport. The school provides an innovative educational environment for all
students. In addition, its flexible pathways allow students in the special
sport programs to undertake curriculum studies and training programs
concurrently. The school has scholarship links with Macquarie University and
the University of New South Wales.

In 2007 the school received its second Director General’s Award for
School Achievement which recognised the additional outstanding teaching
opportunities available to students as a result of the formation of the
Peninsula Community of Schools comprising 3 secondary and 10 public schools.

Famous ex-students: Sarah Key, Nat Young, Jenny Turral, John
Alexander, Russell Gartner, Scott Miller, Peter Hogan, Steve Menzies, Baz Luhrmann, Rodney van Buizen, Mo’onia Gerrard, Mark Gerrard.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 400 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9913******* 02 9913 7820
Fax
02 9913******* 02 9913 3526
Address 10 Namona Street, Narrabeen 2101
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