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THE HILLS SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL


The Hills Sports High offers a selective talented sports program in
which students receive elite coaching from nationally accredited coaches and
participate in courses on fitness, nutrition and sports science. Students
seeking placement in a targeted sports program must undergo fitness and skills
testing in their nominated sport, while satisfying high standards in attitude,
work habits and academic achievement.

The school equally values academic excellence and offers an
extremely wide junior and senior curriculum. Students from The Hills Sports
High School regularly perform with distinction in the HSC and national and
international academic competitions.

Facilities: Assembly hall, a gymnasium, a physiotherapy clinic,
three computer labs with Internet access, a library with a computer bank featuring
CD-ROM resources and Internet access, photographic darkroom, well-equipped
specialist rooms in all curriculum areas, rugby and soccer ovals, cricket nets,
a hockey field, indoor and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a
fitness laboratory.

Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Geography, Commerce, French,
German, Music, Studies in Society, Technics (Wood, Metal, Auto, Electronics and
Art Metal), Food Technology, Computing Studies, Technical Drawing, Drama,
Dance, Human Movement Studies, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology,
Visual Arts and Photography.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (all courses), Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Business Studies,
Computing Studies, Legal Studies, Geography, Economics, Ancient History, Modern
History, Food Technology, Community and Family Studies, Hospitality, Visual
Arts, Photography, Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Music, French,
German, Exploring Early Childhood, Drama, Visual Design, PD/Health/PE, Sports,
Lifestyle and Recreation, Skills for Living.

JSST courses are also offered as are VET courses, which include
Business Services, Information Technology, Retail Operations, and Hospitality
Operations. Religious education is conducted weekly (Protestant and Catholic).

Sport: Targeted sports program. Sports offered for 2010 include
athletics (track and field), baseball, cricket, golf, netball, rugby league,
rugby union, soccer, softball, swimming and tennis. Regular sports include
cross-country, touch football, baseball, hockey, volleyball, and a variety of
recreational sports. The Hills Sports High has a growing list of current and
former students who have been selected to represent Australia in their chosen
sport.

Extracurricular activities: Music, drama, debating, Mock Trial,
Streamwatch, cycling club, dance gymnastics program, outdoor education program,
public speaking competition, homework assistance program and tutorial support.

Welfare and personal development: A very supportive educational and
welfare program is provided and an academic review panel regularly monitors the
progress of senior students.

The school also features a highly supportive peer support program
designed to assist Year 7 students in making a successful transition into high
school. “Vertical” groups, pastoral care, student advisers, SRC, staff welfare
team, Year 12 buddy scheme are also a feature. The school offers work
experience for Years 10 and 11 and has a full-time careers adviser. There is a
strong uniform and discipline policy.

Special features: In addition to a strong academic focus and
talented sports program, the school also offers unique opportunities for
students wishing to follow a vocational pathway.

The school’s traineeship program enables students to participate in
paid employment while attaining a nationally recognised VET qualification along
with their HSC. Traineeships offered include Business Administration, Fitness
Instruction, Horticulture, Hospitality, Retail and Sports Administration. The
Hills Sports High is a regional centre for the Saturday School of Community
Languages, which offers the study of languages to HSC level. The average class
size is 21.

Classes are graded or streamlined in Years 7 to 8 and in Years 9 to
10 for compulsory subjects (Mathematics, English, Science, Geography, and
History). Elective classes are generally mixed-ability groups. The school theme
for 2010 is “Nothing Less than Personal Best” and this will be pursued in all
aspects of the curriculum.

Famous ex-students: Lauren Farry (world sport aerobics champion),
Marcus Irwin (world sport aerobics champion), Tim Brasher (NSW and Australian
Rugby League fullback), Kelly Gentle (Australian softball pitcher), Brad Selby
(NSW rugby union five-eighth).

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 930 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
the base fee ranges from $75 to $120 depending on year group of student. elective fees and talented sports program fees are additional — contact the school for details.
Phone
02 9622******* 02 9622 7300
Fax
02 9831******* 02 9831 6190
Address 56 Best Road, Seven Hills 2147
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