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NORTH SYDNEY GIRLS HIGH


A selective girls high school, established in 1914, North Sydney
Girls High has a high academic profile because of outstanding HSC results.
Although this is the core business of the school, full participation in the
life of the school is expected so that each student can develop socially,
creatively and responsibly, and take her place as a leader in society.

Facilities: Assembly hall, gymnasium, netball and tennis courts, specialist
spaces including computer rooms, kiosks, library with internet, new language
lab and music studio.

Electives Years 7 to 10: French, German, Japanese, Latin, Design and
Technology, Asian Social Studies, Chinese (Mandarin), Commerce, Computing Studies,
History, Geography, Food Technology, Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Textiles
and Design.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, Ancient and Modern History,
Legal Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography,
Society and Culture, French, German, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Drama, Music,
Food Technology, Visual Arts, Textiles and Design, 1-Unit Photography, Computer
Software Development and Design, Information Processes and Technology,
PD/Health/PE. All extension courses are available where applicable.

Sport: In addition to a wide range of sports including hockey,
netball, tennis, swimming, lawn bowls, and athletics, there are extracurricular
sports run by the P&C, which include cricket, touch football, water polo,
rowing, sailing and snow sports.

Extracurricular activities: Include debating, public speaking, Mock
Trial, Schools in Parliament, chess club, video club and Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme. The school is well known for the exceptional quality of its music
performances, with more than 200 students involved in public performances. In
2003, the school was awarded the Director General’s Award for Excellence for
this program. There is a concert band, a wind orchestra, a recorder ensemble,
an orchestra, flute choirs, a woodwind ensemble, a choir, and various vocal
groups and orchestral and jazz ensembles. There is a full production of a
musical each year with North Sydney Boys High and the school holds an annual
creative arts exhibition, and performance nights for drama, dance and music.
Overseas tours for languages and music are also a feature. The wind orchestra
has toured the USA on two occasions as well as Europe and China.

Welfare and personal development: Counsellor, peer support, student
Years advisers, careers adviser, work experience, E-Team, leadership
opportunities through the SRC and prefects. Wearing school uniform is
compulsory.

Special features: There is an emphasis on community service as is
evidenced by supporting numerous initiatives at home and abroad as well as a
Charities Day. Initiative, leadership and full participation in the life of the school are encouraged and are a characteristic of the student
body.

Famous ex-students: Ruth Cracknell, Nicole Kidman, Dr Anne McDonald,
Professor Anne Sefton, Professor Yvonne Wills, Catherine Martin, Susan Lyons,
Vivian Schenker, Dr Jessica Milner-Davis, Margaret Throsby, Samantha Lang,
Sandra Levy.

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Enrolment 924 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9922******* 02 9922 6666
Fax
02 9957******* 02 9957 5098
Address Pacific Highway and David Street, Crows Nest 2065.
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