The shady grounds of Oak Flats High overlook Lake Illawarra and the
Escarpment. The school is within easy walking distance of Shellharbour TAFE and
the Shellharbour city centre. The school seeks to identify and develop student
and staff potential in a caring, supportive environment.

Facilities: Playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, school
hall, agriculture plot, computerised library and modern computer labs.

Electives: The school offers a range of HSC and VET courses and has
strong links with TAFE college courses. The school also offers a wide range of
junior electives including Computer Studies, a range of Technics subjects and
Child Care.

Sport: Access to extensive council sporting facilities has made it
possible to offer a large range of sports and recreational activities. Surfing,
life-saving and aerobics are among the non-competition options.

Extracurricular activities: The school participates in numerous
national competitions (Maths, Science, IT and Geography). It also conducts
talent quests, “band days”, operates a radio station for students, a chess
club, and an SRC.

Welfare and personal development: Welfare is a significant aspect of
school policy. There is a merit award system in operation and a discipline and
welfare committee monitors students’ problems and progress. Vocational guidance
and work experience are a central part of the curriculum and is supported by
the Beacon Foundation. This foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which
aims to reduce local youth unemployment by providing co-operation with local

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 800 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:The Esplanade, Oak Flats 2529
  • Phone:02 4256 1888
  • Fax:02 4257 1825

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