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OATLEY SENIOR HIGH (GEORGES RIVER COLLEGE)


The Oatley Campus of Georges River College was opened in 2001.
Established in a former campus of the University of NSW, it offers outstanding
educational facilities in a unique setting. It has a strong academic focus with
an extensive curriculum catering for both matriculation and vocational
pathways. It gives wide-ranging preparation for the HSC in a more adult
co-educational environment. Students from the middle school campuses of Georges
River College (Hurstville Boys High, Peakhurst High and Penshurst Girls High)
are automatically enrolled in the Oatley Senior High Campus.

Facilities: Air-conditioned classrooms, theatrettes, 190-seat tiered
lecture theatre, fully operational commercial kitchen, cafeteria, dance studio,
performing arts rehearsal space, gymnasium, weights room, indoor and outdoor
basketball courts, outdoor fitness circuit, tennis courts.

Curriculum: Students are offered 52 on-site courses with 22 to 24
courses in any time-slot. This provides students with an exceptional range of
subject choices allowing them to cater their HSC study program to their
specific career needs. As well as the traditional subject choices, students can
study a wide range of VET courses including Hospitality, Business Services,
Construction, Entertainment, Information Technology, Retail, Sports Coaching
and Tourism. Seven TAFE courses are offered on-site on-timetable through The
Sydney Institute. These include Accounting, Property Services, Nursing, Child
Studies, Tourism, Photography, and Design.

Sport: Oatley Senior High presents its students with myriad sporting
opportunities as part of the St George Zone and in CHS competitions. These include
athletics, Australian Rules, baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, hockey,
lawn bowls, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis,
tennis, touch, volleyball, and water polo.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, debating, dance, stage
band, community service, competitions, Student Representative Council,
performances.

Welfare and personal development: Oatley offers a safe and
disciplined environment. The campus has two welfare head teachers, a supervisor
of girls, two counsellors and two careers advisers. Eight student advisers
monitor student progress and attend to welfare concerns. Year 11 students
participate in a fortnightly tutorial program, which develops study and social
skills, while Year 12 is mentored in small groups. Students have access to the
STARsearch Program and an opportunity to graduate with a prefecture by
documentation of involvement in school life. Attendance and punctuality are
closely monitored.

Special features: Lessons are 75 minutes in length. There are 630
computer access points across the site for computer-enhanced learning. Student
identity and attendance is electronically monitored, with SMS notification to
parents of absence or lateness. A computer-based reporting system provides
criterion-referenced reports in line with the new HSC. The school has a website
with subject links providing a wide range of information, communication and
learning activities. University links offer ongoing professional development
for staff.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 11 - Year 12
Enrolment 950 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 8567******* 02 8567 3700
Fax
02 9570******* 02 9570 3633
Address Oatley Avenue, Oatley 2223
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