Pennant Hills High School has a broad curriculum that caters for all
levels of ability, but with a strong academic tradition and focus.

Facilities: Two ovals, agriculture plot, three computer rooms,
wireless internet access throughout the school, eight science laboratories,
multi-purpose centre with stage, two basketball courts sheltered by a large
covered outdoor learning area, freestanding library, senior study rooms,
specialist rooms for all practical subjects, commercial kitchen for vocational
studies, and a performing arts centre. The grounds are spacious, shady and well

Electives Years 9 and 10: Agriculture; Commerce; Drama; History;
French; Japanese; Music. Technical subjects (including Industrial Technology –
Wood, Metal and Multimedia; Graphics Technology; Food Technology; Textiles and
Design); Visual Arts; Physical Activity and Sports Studies; Drama; and Information
Software and Technology are also offered.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Modern History, Ancient
History, Society and Culture, all sciences, Business Studies, Community and
Family Studies, Drama, Economics, Engineering Studies, all levels of English
and Mathematics, Food Technology, French, Japanese, Geography, Legal Studies,
Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development,
Industrial Technology, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Music and PDHPE are
offered, as are vocational courses such as VET Hospitality Operations.

Sport: Competitive – basketball, volleyball, hockey, cricket,
soccer, rugby, European handball, baseball, softball, athletics, cross-country.
Leisure – tennis, swimming, ice-skating, fitness, rock climbing, surf
life-saving, aerobics, squash.

Curriculum Enrichment Activities: Debating, drama, concert bands and
big bands, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, enrichment studies, string
ensembles, school musical, RoboCup robotics, overseas student exchange.

Welfare and personal development: A strong student council and
prefect body assists in school and student development. Peer support is in
operation. Programs such as peer literacy tutoring, Leadership in the Middle
School and the Young Endeavour Leadership Award encourage student focus on
leadership, personal development and support for their peers. Work experience
is arranged for all Year 10 students and for Year 11 students on request. A
full-time careers adviser and counsellor are on staff. Pennant Hills has a
strict discipline code based on self-discipline and respect for others. School
uniform is compulsory.

Famous ex-students: Dr Norman Janu, Dr John O’Donnell, Verity James,
Sue Javes, Dr Ken Wishaw, Anthony Ricketts, Lisa Ho, Senator John Faulkner.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1200 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:Laurence Street, Pennant Hills 2120
  • Phone:02 9484 5732
  • Fax:02 9875 4722

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