St Ives High is a well-designed, modern school in a spacious natural
setting. Students are mostly drawn from the surrounding area and reflect the
cosmopolitan population of the district. The school has a special unit for
students with hearing impairment. The school aims to combine the pursuit of
academic excellence with social development of students in a stimulating

Facilities: Two sports fields, gymnasium, 850-seat auditorium,
library with 25,000 books and sophisticated technology support including
computer spaces, seminar room with audio-visual facilities, over 20 interactive
whiteboards, leading-edge digital video distribution system for whole campus.

The school also has multiple computer rooms, including a multimedia
room and breakout spaces. There is high-speed wireless network throughout the
school. There are specialist subject areas in Science, Food Technology, Visual
Arts, Languages, Music, and Industrial Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Software Design and Development,
Information Processes and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and
Environmental Science, Hospitality, Visual Arts, PD/Health/PE, Ancient and
Modern History, Music, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies,
Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology (Jewellery and Wood),
Industrial Technology (Graphics, Media, Timber), French (Beginners and
Continuers), Japanese (Beginners and Continuers), English (Standard, Advanced,
Fundamentals, ESL and Extension), Maths (Standard, General and Extension).
Board- and Content-approved subjects include Visual Design, Marine Studies,
Photography, Digital Imaging and Video Production.

Sport: Rugby, soccer, Australian rules, volleyball, tennis,
basketball, hockey, netball, cricket, softball, baseball, touch football.
Recreational sports include aerobics, ultimate frisbee, ice-skating, weight
training, bowling, and gymnastics.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, musicals, choirs, orchestras,
ensembles, bands, public speaking, debating, Mock Trial.

Welfare and personal development: SRC, peer support program, peer
mediation, peer tutoring, work experience, full-time careers adviser, personal
development, health. Student welfare is based on current DET policy and
emphasises building student responsibility and respect for learning. There is
an enforced uniform policy.

Special features: In 1993, the school was the first government high
school to establish a full Year 7 class dedicated to accelerated progression.
This successful program now also operates in Years 7 to 11. A number of
students have completed School Certificate and Higher School Certificate
subjects a year in advance of their peers.

Famous ex-students: Elli Overton (Olympic swimmer), Deborah Thomas
(editor Australian Women’s Weekly), Jane Jamieson (Olympic and Commonwealth
Games heptathlete) and Richard Thompson, Olympic baseballer.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 850 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:Yarrabung Road, St Ives 2075
  • Phone:02 9144 1689
  • Fax:02 9449 7074

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