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ASQUITH GIRLS HIGH


Asquith Girls’ High, established in 1959, provides a progressive school environment close to Ku-ring-gai National Park in the cleanair zone of Sydney’s upper north shore. The school is conveniently located within a threeminute walk of Asquith train station.

Facilities: Extensive computer facilities, access to online resources in all classrooms, cabled computer-controlled interactive video system, excellent modern library, careers reference room, horticulture area, commercial quality kitchens, playing fields, netball, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, multi-purpose hall, four hectares of bushland.

Electives Years 7 and 8: All students follow a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Visual Arts, Music, Technology (mandatory), PD/Health/PE, Christian Studies, Integrated Sport, Languages — French, Japanese.

Electives Years 9 and 10: In addition to a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, PD/Health/PE and Christian Studies, the following electives are also offered — French, Japanese, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Ceramics, Drama, Dance, Information Software and Technology, Photography, Music, Commerce, Visual Arts, Physical Activity and Sports Science.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (all courses), Mathematics (all courses), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, Geography, Food Technology, Ancient History, Modern History, French, Japanese, Legal Studies, Music, PD/Health/PE, Society and Culture, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Community and Family Studies, Information Processes and Technology, Software Development and Design, Studies of Religion. NSW Board-endorsed courses include Exploring Early Childhood, Photography and Digital Imaging, Sport and Recreation and Visual Design. Vocational courses in Business Studies, Hospitality and Entertainment are also offered.

Sport: Consistently successful at a competitive level, the school encourages girls to participate in its extensive sporting program, including tennis, netball, hockey, softball, cricket, soccer, water polo, gymnastics and a variety of recreational sports.

Extracurricular activities: Band, environment club, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award  debating, extension activities, choir, Mock Trial, dance, drama and stock market competitions. Welfare and personal development: The school has an active SRC, a prefect system, enthusiastic peer counsellor support, a gifted and talented extension program, work experience, career lessons, seminars for Senior years in areas such as essay writing, study skills and self motivation, and a Year 7 orientation program.

Special features: The school offers dedicated staff and a caring environment. Usually more than 80 per cent of HSC students enter a wide variety of tertiary courses each year. Outstanding student leadership programs provide real opportunities in decision-making.

Famous ex-students: Fiona Foley (artist), Ann Roberts (first woman to receive a University Medal in Physics, The University of Sydney, 1984), Janelle Barry (University Medal, UTS Biomedical Science, 1993), Diane Craig (actor).

Enrolment: 945 students. Principal: Ms Elizabeth Amvrazis.

Stokes Avenue, Asquith 2077.

9477 6411, fax 9482 2524.

Email: asquithgir-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

www.asquithgir-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 850 students
Fees Free (Government School)
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