Spacious, with attractive surroundings and centrally located, this school offers quality education for all. The open school policy ensures a “real-world” mix of backgrounds. Specialised programs have been designed to cater for specific needs. An accent on team building fosters mutual respect, while the acknowledgment of a student’s individual rights and responsibilities encourages self-reliance.
Facilities: Well-stocked modern library with extensive audio-visual facilities and student computers, six networked computer rooms (Mac and PC) and a purpose-built “sound house” for music composition, basketball courts, cricket nets, purpose-built hall, country property at Rylstone for environmental studies, full-sized oval jointly maintained by Willoughby Council.
Electives: A varied range of subjects is on offer. Both boys and girls are encouraged to take academic and vocational subjects. Extracurricular activities: Highly successful, internationally renowned stage and concert bands, stage productions, student art exhibitions, ISCF, chess, debating, choir, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Welfare and personal development: Student responsibility is developed through welfare and wilderness programs, peer mediation, peer support and an SRC. There is also a senior mentor program.
Special features: Achievements include overseas performances at Montreux and North Sea jazz festivals and in Hawaii by student groups and bands, as well as language classes to Korea and New Caledonia. Students have achieved outstanding success in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, have recognised strengths in computer education (particularly multimedia), and high academic achievements at HSC level. There is a Year 7 gifted and talented class.
Famous ex-students: Mark Taylor, Gia Carides.
Enrolment: 850 students.
Principal: Ms Sue Low.
Centennial Avenue, Chatswood 2067.
9419 3611, fax 9415 1342.
|Type||Government Partial Selective|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
Free (Government School) |