South Sydney High was established in 1954. It is a comprehensive
school aiming to develop students into broadly educated adults able to meet the
demands of modern society. Students with special talents or learning
difficulties are identified and assisted, and student leadership is encouraged.
Extension classes are run in junior years.

Facilities: Modern library, multimedia laboratory, computer rooms,
specialist rooms for practical subjects, visual arts studios, science labs,
careers centre, photographic darkroom, gymnasium, sporting fields and courts,
drama studio. The whole school is computer networked and 32 rooms have been
fitted with interactive whiteboards.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Digital
Imaging, Drama, Geography, History, Food Technology, Music, Spanish, Technics,
Visual Arts, Jewellery-making and Sport Studies.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Extension courses 1 and 2 in Mathematics,
English, Spanish and History, VET courses, more than 30 other academic

Sport: The school offers a wide range of sports, and students
represent the school at zone, regional, state and national levels.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, stage band, training band,
debating, Youth of the Year Award, instrumental groups, Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme and English, mathematics, computing, economics, business studies,
science competitions.

Welfare and personal development: The school emphasises uniform and
student self-discipline and runs peer support and peer mediation programs. The
school employs specialist teachers to enable all students to reach their
learning potential. A school counsellor is also available. Parental involvement
is warmly welcomed.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 720 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:Cnr Paine Street and O’Sullivan Avenue, Maroubra 2035
  • Phone:02 9349 3868
  • Fax:02 9349 7384

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