Founded in 1954, Balgowlah Boys Campus offers comprehensive secondary education for boys which emphasises achievement in a challenging, co-operative and caring environment. This is possible because of the small size of the school and an ethos fostering community involvement with all aspects of school life.
Facilities: Library facilities are excellent and feature international computer linkages. The school has a fully equipped gym, weights room, hall, kiln room, food technology facility, peer mediation room, recording studio, Apple and PC technology facilities, and interactive technologies in all learning areas.
Electives Years 9 and 10: A core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and PD/Health/PE is supplemented by the following electives: Commerce, Drama, Industrial Technology – Wood, Visual Arts, Music, Industrial Technology – Multimedia, French, Japanese, Food Technology, Physical Activity and Sport Science and Information and Software Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: As part of the college, the school offers more than 60 subjects including a wide variety of VET courses and the opportunity to complete university subjects through UTS.
Sport: A healthy emphasis is placed on sporting activities. The school participates in local water polo, rugby league and basketball competitions; and in the grade sports of soccer, touch football, volleyball and basketball, against schools in the North Shore and Warringah zones. The school is an active participant in many CHS knock-out competitions.
Extracurricular activities: Jazz and rock bands, multimedia, robotics, debating, public speaking and “Strictly Balgowlah” jazz, comedy concerts, art shows, Rock Eisteddfod, Schools Spectacular and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Welfare and personal development: The school has a policy that emphasises a merit system, as well as comprehensive welfare and discipline guidelines. Its Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which includes peer mediation, peer mentoring and youth conferencing, is an integral part of student welfare and has gained a reputation both nationally and internationally. Boys’ education strategies (curriculum and personal development) are in place.
Special features: Business, TAFE community and university links, social programs with Mackellar Girls’ Campus, Learning links with local schools, Years 5 and 6 extension centre for gifted and talented students on-site.
Enrolment: 540 students.
Principal: Mr Dean White.
Maretimo Street, Balgowlah 2093.
9949 4200, fax 9907 0266.
Free (Government School) |