Founded in 1934, Willoughby Girls High School is recognised as a
leader in girls’ education in one of the most competitive schooling areas in
Australia. The school enjoys a strong reputation for high standards in
scholarship, evident in the vast majority of HSC graduates who progress to
university studies. As the only omprehensive public girls’ school situated on
the lower north shore of Sydney, Willoughby GHS provides unique educational
opportunities for girls without the expensive fees of private schooling. The
school focuses on achieving individual excellence, enhancing an established culture of learning, encouraging independent, life-long learners and developing good citizens and leaders.

Facilities: Specialist learning spaces include a modern library with
a large senior study, up-to-date networked computer learning spaces, drama and
music studios, an art block with a graphic arts studio, two photography
laboratories, technology and applied studies workrooms, new food laboratories,
a textiles room, and refurbished science laboratories. Sporting facilities
include a multi-purpose hall/gymnasium, two tennis courts, a netball court and
a playing field.

Electives Years 7 to 10: In addition to core subjects (English,
Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Personal Development/Health/Physical
Education in Years 7 to 10 and Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Music and
Languages in Years 7 to 8), students may study Chinese, Commerce, Computing
Studies, Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, French, Japanese,
Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business
Services — Office Administration, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Design
and Technology, Drama, Economics, English (Advanced, Standard, ESL,
Fundamentals), Food Technology, French, Geography, Hospitality, Information
Processes and Technology, Information Technology, JSST (TAFE) courses, Legal
Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics General, Modern History, Music, Photography,
Physics, PD/Health/PE, Science, Society and Culture, Software Design and
Development, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts. Extension courses are offered in
English, Mathematics, History, Music and Languages Other Than English.

Sport: Badminton, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, soccer,
squash, tennis, touch football, volleyball. Recreational sports include
aerobics, athletics, bushwalking, indoor rock climbing, self-defence, swimming,
beach fitness, and surfing. Zone grade sport is available for Years 9, 10 and
11. Some sports cost extra.

Extracurricular activities: Concert and stage bands, choir, string
and other ensembles, dance, debating, public speaking, Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme, Festival of Creative Arts and Design, Drama, Tournament of Minds,
Streamwatch. The school produces a major performing arts event each year.

Welfare and personal development: Strong values and an effective
support system, responsive to student needs, along with clear discipline
policies and a defined uniform code, create a safe, caring and fair school
environment. The school has a peer support program, a merit award system and a
network of student advisers. There is a head teacher welfare, a school
counsellor, a full-time careers adviser, and specialist staff to assist with
ESL and learning difficulties. A well-developed program of personal
development, health and study skills is offered, as well as camps for Years 7
and 11, and study days for Years 11 and 12. An active SRC and prefect body
provide leadership and citizenship experience.

Famous ex-students: Evonne Cawley, Yvonne Kenny, Professor Judy
Raper, Ruth McColl, June Dally-Watkins, Rebecca Gilling, Amanda Thane and Tanya

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 917 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:Mowbray Road, Willoughby 2068.
  • Phone:02 9958 4141
  • Fax:02 9967 2174

©2022 UMCO. All rights reserved