From 2010, Nepean High is a selective high school for the Creative
and Performing Arts, which retains a community stream for local enrolments. The
Creative and Performing Arts Faculty is strengthened by a strong cultural
partnership with the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and the Penrith Regional
Gallery and Lewers Bequest. Creative and Performing Arts students are selected
via audition and written application. Application packages can be obtained by
calling the school office.

Facilities: State-of-the-art drama and dance studios were built in
2009. Multi-purpose hall/sound stage, connected interactive classrooms and
extensive computing facilities, air-conditioned classrooms and library,
extensive playing fields and a large working farm.

Electives Years 7 to 10: There is a wide-ranging curriculum
including Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Food
Technology, Agriculture, Industrial Technology (Wood and Automotive), Commerce,
Languages and Visual Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Visual Arts, Business
Studies, Chemistry, Computing Studies, Industrial Technology, Spanish,
Ceramics, Economics, English, Geography, Ancient and Modern History, Dance,
Legal Studies, Mathematics, Music, PD/Health/PE, Photography, Physics, Visual
Design, Family and Community Studies. All VET courses such as Primary
Industries, Information Technology and Hospitality are offered.

Sport: Nepean High prides itself on a long and successful history in
competitive sports such as cricket, volleyball and football. Recreational
sports include squash, aerobics, bowling, and table tennis.

Extracurricular activities: Nepean High School runs a large range of
clubs and societies including vocal, dance and drama ensembles, signing choir,
extension group, debating, computing, chess club, ukulele club, Streamwatch,
homework centre, MUNA, History Mastermind, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme,
mountain biking and a wide range of knockout sporting teams.

Welfare and personal development: Nepean High School is a platinum
level Beacon Foundation School, recognised nationally for its effective
integrated careers programs, which ensure students from Year 9 set high goals
and strive to achieve their personal best.

Initiatives including Positive Behaviour for Learning and the
Respectful Behaviour Program, Year 6 into Year 7 transition, study skills, peer
mediation, peer reading, recognition policy ensure that students feel safe and
supported as well as successful. An active SRC provides effective fundraising
initiatives and gives all students a voice. Students with disabilities are well
catered for in the Special Education unit for students with hearing or
intellectual disabilities.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 670 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:Great Western Highway, Emu Plains 2750
  • Phone:02 4728 8200
  • Fax:02 4735 6141

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