The school’s purpose is to provide quality education where all
students can maximise their potential. The school provides a stable and supportive
environment, providing a broad curriculum with academic and vocational
programs, promoting education for the whole of life, fostering quality teaching
and learning, encouraging the pursuit of excellence, and developing a positive
identity in the community. There is a strong student leadership program,
emphasising community and charitable values or service for the common good. Set
on 11 hectares and established in 1955, Richmond High is set in park-like
grounds with established gardens, sweeping lawns and shady trees.

Facilities: Agricultural plot, commercial hospitality kitchen,
assembly hall, library, oval, music rooms, gymnasium, fitness centre, learning
centre, science and computer laboratories, classrooms with interactive
whiteboard and a connected classroom, dance studio and mini bus. All sports are
catered for on the school’s sporting fields.

Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Geography, Commerce, Agriculture,
Visual Arts, Child Studies, Dance, Drama, Information Technology, Food
Technology, Industrial Technology, French, PD/Health/PE, Graphics Technology,
Exercise and Sports Science, Music, Textiles and Design, Visual Design, Work
Education, Visual Art.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Senior
Science, Ancient and Modern History, Community and Family Studies, Dance,
Exploring Early Childhood, Food Technology, Hospitality, Construction, IT,
Primary Industries, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Legal Studies,
PD/Health/PE, Industrial Technology, Mathematics (all courses), Computing
Studies, Economics, Music, Engineering Science, Agriculture, Business Studies.
There are also extension courses and access to dance, vocational and TAFE

Sport: Competitive — rugby union, rugby league, soccer, cricket,
tennis, swimming, basketball, lawn bowls, touch, netball, softball, table
tennis, baseball. Leisure — a wide range including mountain biking, tenpin
bowling, indoor rock climbing, ice-skating, power walking and volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Agricultural show team, debating, Rock
Eisteddfod, choir, cultural awareness groups, drama, dance, SRC, rock bands,
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: Head teacher welfare leads team,
school counsellors, student advisers and supervisors. There is a strong SRC,
peer support and mediation, extensive welfare programs, including Positive
Behaviour for Learning, a strong anti-bullying program and a broad-based scheme
for recognition of student achievement.

Special features: The school has a strong community identity, Gifted
& Talented Programs and a fully resourced Learning Centre.

Famous ex-student: Mr Kevin Rozzoli OAM (former speaker of NSW
Parliament), Professor Brian Trudinger (Westmead Hospital), Professor Neil
Trudinger (Australian National University) and Dr Rex Stubbs (former mayor of

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 810 students (including a support unit years 7 to 12)
  • 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:Lennox Street, Richmond 2753
  • Phone:02 4578 1177
  • Fax:02 4588 5885

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