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ROOTY HILL HIGH


Rooty Hill High School was established in 1962 to cater for students
in Years 7 to 12 and, in 2002, celebrated 40 years of outstanding educational
service to the local community. Students enjoy a school with high standards of
academic performance, a uniform, and involvement in sports and the performing
arts. In addition, the school has consistently won awards for its leadership
and participation programs.

Facilities: The school has excellent grounds and access to a variety
of local sporting facilities including pools, squash courts, tennis courts and
cricket ovals. There is a full complement of specialist rooms for computing
studies, the arts, dance, drama, and technical subjects. The library has been
modified for the use of technology and includes a senior study, parent study
and Internet cafe.

Curriculum: The school’s curriculum follows the NSW Board of Studies
curriculum for Years 7 to 12. There is a wide range of course offerings in
Years 11 and 12, including a full academic program preparing students for
university, vocational education subjects and access to distance education and online
learning. Each student’s program is planned individually to match his or her
interests, abilities and career aspirations.

In Years 9 and 10, students study an academic core of subjects and
can choose two electives from a wide range of traditional electives and more
recent additions such as Multimedia Studies and Graphic Design. Years 7 and 8
study a program designed to give them an experience of a range of courses and
the ability to develop the skills for further study.

In Year 7, all students complete a program of technological studies
based on the International Computer Driver’s Licence.

In addition, from Years 7 to 12, the school teaches and reports on
10 key competencies designed to develop meta-cognitive skills and life-long
learning. These include literacy, numeracy, technology, thinking skills,
leadership and teamwork. These competencies were chosen for the curriculum by
the school community.

Special features: The school’s extracurricular programs are
extensive, with students having the opportunity to participate in up to 200
activities during their time at the school. In addition to the academic reports
issued each semester, each student receives a customised portfolio at the end
of Years 8, 10 and 12, identifying both the activities and the skills
developed. The portfolios and the student competencies complement a student
welfare process that is focused on student responsibility, negotiation and
personal growth. The expectations of student behaviour and performance are set
at a high level and supported by a code of student rights and responsibilities.

A strong SRC developing a culture of student leadership is a focus
of the school.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 1074 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9625******* 02 9625 8104
Fax
02 9625******* 02 9625 4208
Address North Parade, Rooty Hill 2766
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