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NORMANHURST BOYS HIGH


Established in 1958, Normanhurst Boys High has been fully
academically selective since 1999. Entry is via the selective schools test for
Year 7 and by direct approach to the school in Years 8 to 12. The school has
gained a fine reputation for providing quality education for boys, embracing
the concept of a holistic education both in theme and delivery. At Normanhurst
Boys, each student is encouraged to “set the bar high” in all areas of school life — academically, in extracurricular activities
and in developing the values and attitudes that will enable him to make an
outstanding contribution as a leader in society. A rich extracurricular program
and a supportive, inclusive welfare policy are in place to ensure that the
physical, social and emotional needs of each student are met.

Facilities: Extensive tree-lined grounds provide pleasant
surroundings for the school buildings and sporting facilities, which include an
oval, tennis courts, basketball courts, library, three computer rooms, six
laboratories, and a TAS room.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, History, Geography, Music,
Visual Arts, Wood Technics, Metal Technics, Graphics Technology, Computing
Studies, French, Japanese, Latin, Design and Technology, Electronics, Drama and
Photography.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Extension 1 & 2 English, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Legal Studies, Drama,
Business Studies, Modern History, Ancient History, Extension History, Japanese,
Engineering Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Technology, Information
Technology, Software Design.

Sport: The school enters teams in the Metropolitan North West Zone
competitions on Wednesday afternoons. Sports available include cricket, baseball,
basketball, volleyball, tennis, rugby union, football, hockey, water polo,
squash, swimming and table tennis. 

Co-curricular activities: The school has four bands, a number of
ensembles, a keyboard laboratory, the first sound house in NSW, a full class
set of guitars, and a system of private professional music tutors. An extensive
debating and public speaking program is also offered.

Welfare and personal development: A strong tradition of concern for
the welfare and social development of each student is fostered in a caring and
professional environment. An active SRC, charity work, and a peer support
program are key features. The school also retains the tradition of a prefect
body with a strong focus on developing leadership capacity encouraged through
a variety of programs. A comprehensive merit system is effective in rewarding
achievement. The school employs a level system as part of the welfare/discipline program.

Special features: The school achieves outstanding results in the SC
and the HSC and excels in competitive sport. There is an emphasis on tradition
and uniform and there is strong support from parents through the P&C.
Several programs are conducted in association with Hornsby Girls’ High,
including an annual musical production, co-educational days, tolerance days and
school socials.

Famous ex-students: Roger Davis, Peter Baldwin, Neil Maxwell, Peter
Andren, Robbie Wheatly (Socceroo).

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 720 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9489******* 02 9489 1077
Fax
02 9489******* 02 9489 5722
Address Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst 2076
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