To provide opportunities for talented sports students, the school runs a Targeted Sports Program (TSP) from Years 7 to 12. The TSP at Hunter Sports High currently embraces athletics, golf, gymnastics, netball, soccer, swimming, rugby league, cricket, basketball and baseball, tennis, softball and touch football.

Electives Years 7 to 10: A diversity of subjects allows for wide choice and study of extra sports units, which can be accredited for the RoSA.

Electives Years 11 and 12: The usual range of academic units is offered as well as industry academic courses and sport-accredited vocational courses. Students can undertake academic courses and vocational courses. Students may undertake fully accredited TAFE courses while doing their HSC through the TAFE program and vocational education.

Extracurricular activities: School concert band, mathematics, English and science competitions, media competitions, Streamwatch, public speaking, debating.

Welfare and personal development: The school welfare policy encourages students to make life choices, set goals and fulfil their needs. For sporting students there is extra counselling and support, including liaison with existing coaches.

Special features: The school aims to provide opportunities for talented sports students (Years 7 to 12) from the Hunter to achieve optimum success within its Targeted Sports Program. It will continue to be a local comprehensive high school with a supportive environment and an acclaimed welfare policy. The school management plan is underpinned by widely held beliefs and staff work hard to ensure students develop independence, self-control and responsibility.

A pastoral care program operates to assist students to set goals and plan their lives. The school has a special education unit and an Aboriginal liaison officer. Administration of the Targeted Sports Program ensures talented sports students maximise their time and potential. An independent learning centre, a fitness centre, a school bus and sports medicine services are also offered.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 900 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) Coaching fees for tsp students
  • Address:Pacific Highway, Gateshead 2290PO Box 2085, Gateshead Delivery Centre 2290
  • Phone:02 4943 5755
  • Fax:02 4942 2565

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