Glendale became a Technology High School in 1990. The GlendaleIndustryAcademy, training students in skills shortage areas, is delivered at the school in partnership with TAFE NSW and local industries.

Facilities: Library, extensive computer facilities for staff and students, sporting fields, basketball and netball courts. The school also has a COLA and outdoor learning centre.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Textiles, Music, Visual Arts, Commerce, Electronics, Wood and Metal Technics, Studies in Society, Drama, Fitness, Technical Drawing, Computing Studies, Design and Technology, Marine Studies, Multimedia Studies, Food Technology, Childcare, Sweet Delights, International Cookery, Forensic Science.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Legal Studies, Business Studies, Engineering Studies, Drama, PD/Health/PE, Information Processes and Technology, Food Technology, Ancient and Modern History, Music, Visual Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Senior Science, Earth and Environmental Science, General Mathematics, 2-unit Mathematics, Advanced and Standard English, Textiles and Design, Economics. Students can also study framework vocational courses in Hospitality, Business Services (Office Skills), Construction, Information Technology, Metal and Engineering, Retail.

Sport: A wide variety of sports is offered, including surfing, rugby league, rugby union, cricket, squash, athletics, ice-skating, lawn bowls, hockey, netball and soccer. Regional and state participation in cross-country, athletics, swimming, soccer, rugby league and rugby union, hockey and futsal occurs each year.

Extracurricular activities: The SRC is a strong active part of whole school life. The school also takes part in annual events such as Mock Trials, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, various student bands, a bi-annual musical production, debating, Star Struck performances, and student-run enterprise in Year 11 Business. The school is also heavily involved in many fund- raising activities for causes such as Shave for a Cure, Bandana Day, Jeans for Genes Day and Beyond Blue Foundation.

Welfare and personal development: The school has a Prefect Leadership, student representative council, peer support program and a “vertical” roll system. The school has a 20-strong prefect body who take leadership roles across the school. Whole-year welfare focus days are also held annually. Work experience is offered for Year 10 students. School uniform takes a high priority. There is a well-structured welfare, discipline and social skills policy.

Special features: As the school is adjacent to Glendale TAFE there are strong links between the two, including joint courses for Years 11 and 12 and the VET pathways and part-time traineeships.

Incorporated into the school is a four-class special education unit for students with moderate intellectual disabilities. Students from this unit have access to elective classes and integration into mainstream classes where appropriate. Students from the unit also take part in TAFE courses in the areas of Hospitality, Car Detailing, Building and Construction, Furniture-making and Retail services. The P & C meets monthly. The school also runs an “early start” for senior students where their classes start at 8am. This allows them to finish their lessons at 1:30pm and attend TAFE courses they have chosen as part of their HSC pattern.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 840 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:2A Oakland Street, Glendale 2285
  • Phone:02 4954 9166
  • Fax:02 4956 6879

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