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PENRITH HIGH


Penrith High was established in 1950 and is an academically
selective high school with an outstanding record of student achievement and
teaching excellence.

Facilities: A fully computer-networked school , library, gymnasium,
sporting fields, cricket nets, basketball courts, assembly hall, internet
access, drama rooms, Performing Arts Unit, careers centre.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Students select three electives from a
broad range of subjects. Mathematics Accelerated courses are available from
Year 8 onwards.

Electives Years 11 and 12: A wide range of academic courses
including extension courses is available. Students can also access VET courses
through TAFE and distinction courses through universities.

Sport: Competitive — basketball, hockey, softball, soccer,
volleyball, squash, tennis, football. Recreational — aerobics, tennis, squash,
table tennis, tenpin bowling, indoor rock climbing.

Co-curricular activities: Tournament of Minds, choir, band, drama,
debating, public speaking, computing, dance, photography, Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme, Mock Trial, Streamwatch, Amnesty International, Environment
Committee, a wide range of competitions.

Welfare and personal development: Peer support, peer mediation,
leadership training and opportunities are features of the welfare program. The
SRC is active and enthusiastic. Student achievement is recognised through the
school’s merit system leading to honour, distinction and credit awards. There
is a specific uniform code.

Special features: Entry is competitive.

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 900 students
Fees Free (Government School)
Phone
02 4721******* 02 4721 0529
Fax
02 4721******* 02 4721 2722
Address PO Box 548, Penrith 275
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