Established in 1912, this selective high school has a strong
academic, cultural and sporting tradition. While academic achievement is central to the
school’s activities, there are numerous opportunities for students in diverse
Facilities: Seven science laboratories, three music rooms, rehearsal
room, three visual arts rooms, three technics workshops, assembly hall,
separate gymnasium, tennis and weights and cardio room, cricket nets, driver
education, drama room, computer laboratories, library/audio-visual block, on-site canteen, uniform shop.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Latin, French, German, Greek (Classical),
Japanese, Indonesian, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and
Development, Technics (Metal and Wood), Food Technology, Physical Activity and
Sports Studies, Music, Technical Drawing, Commerce, Visual Arts, Design and
Technology, Drama, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and Power Systems.
All students study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Personal
Development/Health/Physical Education in Years 7 to 10, as well as Music,
Visual Arts, and Design and Technology in Year 7.
Electives Years 11 and 12: English (2 Unit, 3 Unit and 4 Unit), Mathematics (2 Unit, 3 Unit and 4 Unit), Ancient
History, Biology, Business Studies, Classical Greek, Chemistry, Drama,
Economics, Engineering Studies,PD/H/PE, Geography, French, German, Indonesian,
Japanese, Latin, Legal Studies, Modern History, Music, Physics, Information
Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Visual Arts. Senior
Science, are offered to Year 11 students.
Sport: The school enters teams in the Metropolitan North West Zone
competitions on Wednesday afternoons. There is also a comprehensive
social/recreational sports program. Sports available include tennis, rugby,
hockey, oztag, soccer, cricket, water polo, volleyball, squash, basketball,
futsal, badminton, swimming, cross-country, athletics, table tennis, lawn
bowls, fencing, rock climbing and ice-skating. Students may also choose to play
in weeknight and weekend teams organised and managed by parents in cricket, tennis, basketball, futsal, table tennis, orienteering,
tae kwon do and soccer.
Extracurricular activities: As befits a school with a high-achieving
student body, there is a rich and active extracurricular student life. The school’s music groups achieve remarkably high standards
and include choir, orchestra, vocal ensemble, string ensemble, concert bands,
stage bands, dance, guitar ensembles, and jazz groups. Other active groups are
debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, chess, Young Achievers, Charities
Committee, The Falcon Yearbook, Environment Team, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Scheme, Robotics group and Student Representative Council.
Welfare and personal development: The school provides a caring
environment involving Head Teacher Welfare, Year advisers, a school counsellor
and a careers adviser, utilising programs such as peer support, which assists
Year 7 in settling into the school, peer mediation, leadership training, work
experience, outdoor education program (Years 7 to 11), and a merit award
scheme. School uniform is compulsory.
Special features: Several programs are conducted in association with
North Sydney Girls High, including an annual musical production, annual
musicale, co-educational days, Senior “challenge” days, and dances. A
sporting/cultural exchange with Melbourne High School takes place annually.
There are regular overseas visits, such as to Japan and Europe. There is a
school council, strong parental involvement through the P&C and the
auxiliary, and an active old boys’ union.
Famous ex-students: More than 120 former students are listed in
Who’s Who in Australia including Peter Sinclair (former Governor of NSW),
cricketer Allan Border, and John Prescott. Two ex-students, Michael Fullilove
and Marc de Rosnay, were awarded Rhodes scholarships in 1996.
|Enrolment||920 students. enrolment in year 7 is through the department of education’s selective high schools and opportunity class placement unit. for years 8 to 12, vacancies rarely occur, but when they do, they are filled by a school selection committee.|
Free (Government School) |
02 9955******* 02 9955 1565 / 02 9955 1947 / 02 9955 4548
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|Address||Falcon Street, Crows Nest 2065|