Findon High School is a small multicultural school located in the western suburbs about 8 kms from the GPO. It is accessible by public transport. The size of the school enables the staff to give more individual attention to students and to develop very positive staff-student relationships.
Students are provided with a range of pathways, both academic and vocational, supported by a broad curriculum. The school has a wide range of extra-curricular activities including camps for Years 8, 9 and 11 as well as bi-annual ski and surf camps for the whole school.
In addition the school offers learn-to-surf programs, a wide variety of sport and other activities such as debating. Findon High School has a focus on using Information and Communication Technology and is an INTEL accredited school.
The school also has a focus on mapping student learning styles and using this information when planning and delivering units or topics of work. The school is committed to a whole school literacy program to ensure that students have the necessary literacy skills to be successful in the wider community.
The school has a strong emphasis on community projects and using these to strengthen the development of citizenship skills within our school environment. It also links its lifelong learning programs to further facilitate the development of these skills.
Facilities: Grassed and tree filled areas, growing garden/orchard space, specialist Music, Home Economics and Tech Studies areas, large Resource Centre, two outdoor learning areas, cafeteria, wooden-floored gym, full-sized basketball court, outdoor tennis, basketball, netball and handball courts, sprung-floored dance studio, Year 12 room, disability access, 23-seater bus.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10:
Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12:
Sport: Sports Day, Splash Carnival for Years 8 & 9, after-school sport, Lightning Carnivals, Knockout Sport, rock climbing.
Extracurricular activities: Year 8, 9 & 11 camps, Ski Trip, Surf Camp, Maths Club, Breakfast Program, Spelling competitions, Literacy Olympics, Science and Engineering Challenge, Environmental Forum.
Welfare and personal development: Community programs, Learning support, Chaplain, Mentoring program, Youth Opportunities program, personal development programs, LifeLong Learning program, Home Group teachers, Student Counsellor, Junior & Senior School Mentor, Christian Pastoral Support Worker.
Special features: School Uniform.