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Tempe High, with its international reputation for work in literacy,
aims to deliver an excellent comprehensive education in all areas. The school
provides a stimulating learning environment focused on student needs. Academic
excellence is highly promoted and the school is committed to encouraging
students to participate and excel in a broad range of learning activities
including cultural, sporting and social. The school has been declared a centre
of excellence in multicultural education, and has also received the Director
General’s State Award for School Achievement in 1994 and 2000. In 1996 the
school was named by the Department of School Education as one of the top 25
schools in NSW.

Facilities: Four dedicated computer rooms, modern computerised
library, film production facilities, sports field, basketball courts,
gymnasium/assembly hall, student study centre, state-of-the-art student
cafeteria, specialist rooms for languages, CAD, graphics, hospitality, design
and technology.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The school offers a uniquely broad and
flexible curriculum in all the Key Learning Areas. Also, a wide range of
elective courses provide the students with enriching and diverse learning

Electives Years 11 and 12: The curriculum offers a large range of
subjects leading to further academic study, TAFE study and employment in the
workplace. There is a wide choice of subjects within the Key Learning Areas, as
well as a range of Vocational Education Training courses in the Computing, and
Hospitality areas. TVET Courses at TAFE, distance education, and Saturday
School are also offered.

A full range of languages is offered in the Senior School. Quality
learning for students is emphasised through the constant refinement of best
practice in classroom teaching, integration of effective teaching through use
of technology and excellent teaching programs developed by experienced and
dedicated teachers.

Sport: Grade sport is available for Years 7 and 8, providing the
opportunity for students to compete with other schools. Also, in Years 9, 10
and 11 an integrated sports program ensures that all students receive quality
skill development and training.

Extracurricular activities: Regular student-run assemblies provide a
forum for public speaking, music and dance performances. The school also offers
debating, dramatic or musical production, video, computing, annual talent quest
concerts, and a multicultural day.

Welfare and personal development: With strong parent and community
support, the school has developed a dress code that offers students a range of
clothing that may be worn to provide an attractive school uniform. A
comprehensive discipline and welfare policy works in conjunction with an
extensive support network. Peer support, an active student council, gifted and
talented programs, assistance for students with learning difficulties, and
support for students from non-English-speaking backgrounds are offered.

Special features: There is high academic success and students are
regularly placed in HSC merit lists. Other features include the vitality of the
diverse student population, multicultural highlights throughout the year, a
community responsibility program featuring community work and strong links, and
special programs with a range of primary schools.

Famous ex-students: Col Joye and Bobby Simpson.

Religion None
Type Government Selective
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 795 students
Fees Free (Government School)
02 9558******* 02 9558 2336
02 9558******* 02 9558 9460
Address Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe 2044
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