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Westfields Sports is Australia’s first sports high school, catering
for the educational and sporting needs of talented athletes in the context of
an outstanding comprehensive high school. Westfields Sports provides each
student with unique educational opportunities and quality resources essential
for the achievement of personal excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sport
and the arts.

Facilities: Indoor sports stadium, purpose-built gymnastics
facility, cricket training nets, hockey turf, synthetic athletics runway,
throws cage, ovals, dance studios, tennis courts, strength and conditioning
room, sports medicine and physiotherapy clinic, well-resourced computer and multimedia
rooms, specialist subject rooms, well-equipped high technology library and
three school buses.

Electives Years 7 to 10: In addition to English, Mathematics,
Science, Geography, History and PD/H/PE, the school offers courses in
Accelerated English, Mathematics and Science, Applied Sport, Commerce, Dance,
Digital Media, Drama, Food Technology, Graphics Technology, Industrial
Technology, Information and Software Technology, International Studies,
Italian, Japanese, Music, Physical Activity and Sport Studies, Spanish,
Technology Mandatory, Textile Technology and Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Westfields Sports offers courses in
Ancient and Modern History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community
& Family Studies, Dance, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics,
Engineering Science, English (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1 & 2), Food
Technology, Geography, General Science, Hospitality, Information Processes
& Technology, Industrial Technology (Furniture & Multimedia), Italian,
Japanese, Legal Studies, Mathematics (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1 & 2),
Music, PDHPE, Physics, Photography, Psychology, Retail Studies, Spanish, Sport,
Life and Recreation, Textiles & Design, Visual Arts and an extensive range
of vocational courses.

Sport: Westfields Sports High School provides opportunities for
talented athletes to train and compete under highly experienced coaches in
excellent facilities. Sports include athletics, baseball, basketball, cricket,
dance, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union,
softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. In 2006, five Westfields Sports
graduates represented Australia in the Commonwealth Games with Dani Samuels and
Fabrice Lapierre winning bronze medals.

Harry Kewell, Jason Culina and Michael Beauchamp were Socceroo
teammates for Australia in the World Cup and Jarryd Hayne and Israel Folau
(Australia), Krisnan Inu and Dene Halatau (New Zealand) were part of the
Centenary Test between these two nations in 2007.

Many Westfields graduates compete in the A-League and National Rugby
League and a number are regular competitors at Telstra Grand Prix Athletics
events. In 2008, six Westfields Sports graduates represented Australia in the
Olympic Games.

Extracurricular activities: Choir, bands, dance, drama, debating and
public speaking, student leadership, Saturday school, holiday tutorials.

Welfare and personal development: The student welfare policy focuses
on the recognition and the reward of positive effort and achievement. Such is
the strength of this program that the school received the Director General’s
Award for Student Welfare.

Famous ex-students: Professor Dennis Evans, William Devenish, Harry
Kewell, Jason Culina, Michael Beauchamp, Heather Garriock, Luke O’Donnell,
Israel Folau, Jarryd Hayne, Isaac Luke, Krisnan Inu, Dene Halatau, Michael
Clarke, The Hon Joe Tripodi MLA and The Hon Richard Amery MLA.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 1650 students. entry into years 7 to 11 is by school-based application.
for further information contact the director of sport, mrs joanne kenny.
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
02 9604******* 02 9604 3333
Fax
02 9725******* 02 9725 4898
Address Hamilton Road, Fairfield West 2165
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