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STRATHFIELD SOUTH HIGH


Strathfield South was opened in October 1960. Its motto is “Integrity”,
reflected in its firm commitment to comprehensive education and efforts to help
all students to achieve their best. The school also has a support unit for
students who are hearing impaired and has an outstanding record of achievement
in integrating these students into mainstream learning.

Facilities: Large grassed areas, tennis and basketball courts, oval,
assembly hall with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, modern library, four
computer rooms, new science laboratories, industrial standard kitchen,
expansive COLA, school bus.

Electives Years 9 and 10: History, Geography, Commerce, Food
Technology, Visual Arts, Japanese, Music, Computer Studies, Graphics,
Technology — Metal, Technology — Wood, Human Movement.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business
Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics (including Ext 1 & 2), PD/H/PE,
Building & Construction, Japanese, Ancient History, Modern History, Music,
Hospitality, Industrial Technology (Graphics, Furniture), Retail, IPT, Visual
Arts, Engineering Studies, Society & Culture.

Sport: Sport takes two forms:

1. Integrated house competitions based on weekly round-robin style.
Teams play off for premier each term and the competitions ensure a
cross-section of sports are played during the year.

2. External school competitions including Combined High Schools.
Futsal, League, table tennis and touch football competitions as well as
athletics and cross-country. Strathfield South has many zone, regional and
state representatives in a range of sports.

Extracurricular activities: The school conducts an annual Achievers’
camp, rewarding student accomplishment.

Other pursuits include SRC, peer support, debating, gifted and
talented group, school magazine, chamber ensembles, band, choir, dance groups,
environmental group and charity work.

Special features: The school has a long history of academic
achievement with students gaining places in the top 10 merit lists. More than
30 per cent of students proceed to university, 30 per cent go to TAFE and the
remainder to employment. Strathfield South has a comprehensive ESL Program,
providing support to International students and students with a language
background other than English.

Famous ex-students: Nicole Boegman (Olympic long jumper), Meg Lees
(leader of the Australian Democrats).

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 630 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9642******* 02 9642 4422
Fax
02 9742******* 02 9742 5942
Address Hedges Avenue, South Strathfield 2136
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