Founded in 1916, Smith’s Hill is an academically selective high
school and placement is based on application, testing and assessment
procedures. The school promotes the achievement of excellence in a spirit of
trust and co-operation. The school Values EnRICH — Endeavour, respect,
integrity, compassion and harmony — are student generated and are reflected in
school policies and programs. In 2010 the SRC were awarded a Director General’s
Award for their work in this area.

Facilities: Computerised library, performance space, multi-purpose
hall, and multimedia lecture theatre.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Smith’s Hill High students follow a
“vertical” curriculum that provides for electives from all Key learning areas
including the core subjects. Courses are also available in Computing studies,
languages (French, German, Japanese and Italian), Visual arts, Drama, Home
Science, Industrial Design, Technical Drawing, Silversmithing, Textiles, and

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Modern History, Visual
Arts, Drama, Economics, Legal Studies, Engineering Science, French, Business
Studies, Textile Technology, Geography, Society and Culture, German, Food
Technology, Design and Technology, and Music are among the courses offered.
JSST and VET courses, in addition to those in English, Mathematics and science,
are also offered.

Sport: students participate in sport as an integrated part of the
curriculum and in State and Regional competitions. They are able to receive
instruction in swimming, surf lifesaving and scuba diving.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, Mock Trial, Tournament of
Minds, public speaking, a variety of social justice groups such as Amnesty
International and Oxfam, a chorale group and vocal ensemble, a mentor program,
UNSW Science Enrichment, dance, drama, Shakespeare Festival, instrumental
groups, FISH Christian group, chess and computer clubs, duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme, annual participation in the Rock Eisteddfod. Senior students
participate in University programs.

Welfare and personal development: There is an enthusiastic student
council that is involved in environmental and community activities and provides
a forum for student opinion and suggestions. A committed welfare team
co-ordinates peer support and pastoral care programs. Work experience and
career guidance are arranged by a careers adviser.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 750 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:Gipps Street, Wollongong 2500
  • Phone:02 4229 4266
  • Fax:02 4226 5104

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