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SIR JOSEPH BANKS HIGH


This high school was named after the famous botanist. It is a
co-educational comprehensive community school, which focuses on academic
achievement. Students participate in a broad curriculum with opportunities for
vocational education.

Facilities: Large grounds with ovals, hockey field, tennis and
basketball courts, cricket nets. There is an assembly hall and a well-stocked
library.

Electives Years 9 to 10: Food Technology, Industrial Technology
(Timber), Visual Arts, Drama, Commerce, Music, Graphics Technology, Information
and Software Technology, Physical Activity and Sport and Elective History.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Ancient and Modern History, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Food Technology,
Hospitality, Design and Technology, Drama, Visual Arts, Photography and Visual
Design, Sport Leisure and Recreation.

Sport: Rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, touch
football. Recreational sports include tenpin bowling and tennis.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, drama, musical groups, student
council, involvement in English, Mathematics and Science competitions.

Welfare and personal development: A supportive welfare system
operates and Year 7 students are involved in a peer support program. Students
are encouraged to develop strong values, goals and priorities and to relate to
each other in a caring way. Work experience, SRC and living skills are also
part of the school’s program. An ESL and literacy support program is in place.

Special features: Students can access Vocational Education Training
courses at TAFE from Year 10 onwards.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9773******* 02 9773 6054
Fax
02 9792******* 02 9792 3863
Address Turvey Street, Revesby 2212.
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