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This comprehensive secondary school strives to provide for each
aspect of the student’s learning experience, through designed curriculum
strategies, a strong welfare program and diverse extracurricular activities.
The school aims to provide an environment that allows students to realise their
potential and excellence.

Facilities: Networked computer labs with Internet access, modern
photographic darkroom, performing and creative arts rooms, language conference
centre, PD/Health/PE fitness lab, two ovals, multi-purpose auditorium, brand
new gymnasium and an outdoor, multi-purpose courts area.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The school offers a broad range of elective
subjects from different Key Learning Areas, as well as a School
Certificate-focused curriculum in which students take courses in the mandatory
subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, and
PD/Health/PE, and three elective courses.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Preliminary and HSC courses that include
a compulsory English course are offered as well as electives from a broad
selection of courses including ESL, Ancient and Modern History, Biology,
Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Drama, Food Technology, Languages,
Mathematics, Music, Physics, Software Design and Development, and Visual Arts.
The school runs Vocational Education Training courses in Hospitality, Retail,
Construction and Information Technology. Students are also able to access TAFE Vocational
Education Training courses as part of their Senior program.

Sport: An integrated sports program for Years 7 to 11, and more than
30 knock-out and recreational sports are offered.

Extracurricular activities: These include a school musical, debating,
a choir, jazz and concert bands, a school orchestra, public speaking, St John’s
Ambulance First-aid courses, the “Enterprise team in industry”, team entries in
computing and science competitions.

Welfare and personal development: The school provides a well-structured pastoral care system, which
divides the school population into small groups within four houses. There are
Years 7 to 12 advisers, a peer support program, Years 11 and 12 prefects, a
Student Representative Council, work experience, careers guidance, a
counsellor, an ESL program, and specialised teachers to assist students with
learning disabilities. The school code of conduct underpins the welfare and
discipline structure. A school council and P&C Association assist and
support the school.

Special features: Compulsory uniform, Year 6 into Year 7 orientation
program, gifted and talented program that identifies Year 7 students who form a
gifted and talented class, Streamwatch courses in Science, Primary School link
programs in a broad range of subjects, exchange programs with schools in France
and Japan.


Type: Government

Years : Year 7 to Year 12

Boys/Girls: Co-ed

Day/boarding: Day

Enrolment: Approximately 1300 students


Principal: Ms Vicki Brewer

Castle Street, Castle Hill 2154

Ph 02 9634 4199

Fax 02 9899 6527

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment approximately 1300 students
Fees Free (Government School)
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