Merewether High School is the academically selective high school for the Hunter region. Prospective students must complete the Selective High Schools Test during Year 6. It is possible for students who wish to enter the school after Year 7 to be offered a position based upon the number of positions vacant, the student’s academic performance and the decision of the school-based selection panel.

Facilities: The school has excellent facilities including numerous computer and technology labs, a well resourced library, video-conferencing facilities, environmentally landscaped grounds, several sporting fields, tennis and basketball courts, a learning centre and a well-equipped, multipurpose centre.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, French, Geography, German, Graphics Technology, History, Indonesian, Industrial Technology (Electronics, Engineering, Metal, Multimedia/Photography, Timber), Information Processes and Technology (accelerated), Information and Software Technologies, Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Society and Culture (accelerated), Sports Science, Textile Technology, Visual Arts, Earth and Environmental Science (accelerated), Business Studies (accelerated).

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Engineering Studies, English (Advanced, Extension 1 and 2), Food Technology, French (Beginners and Continuers), Geography, German (Beginners and Continuers), Hospitality, Indonesian (Beginners and Continuers), Industrial Technology (Electronics), Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics (Extension 1 and 2), Modern History, Multimedia, Music 1 and 2, PD/Health/PE, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion (1 and 2), Textiles and Design.

Sport: Rugby union, rugby league, soccer, netball, AFL, volleyball, basketball, hockey, tennis, cricket, athletics, swimming, squash, rowing, surfing, sailing. Recreational sports include aerobics, golf, orienteering, scuba diving, indoor soccer and fitness.

Extracurricular activities: The school offers a large variety of activities and programs that develop students’ skills, leadership and personal growth. Such activities include Mock Trial, Odyssey of the Mind, debating, drama, concert band, choir, stage band, chess, Formula 1, MUNA, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme as well as numerous national and state academic competitions.

Welfare and personal development: Student Representative Council (SRC), welfare programs for each year group. The school provides careers guidance for all students. There is a discipline policy and uniform policy. The school operates a student volunteer program and a service learning program.

Special features: This is a selective school where entry into Year 7 is determined by testing conducted by the NSW Selective Schools’ Unit. Students can apply for entry into Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. These applications will be decided by a school-based panel. The school has an excellent academic record, coupled with fine sporting achievement. A prospectus is available at the school.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1080 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:Chatham Street, Broadmeadow 2292
  • Phone:02 4969 3855
  • Fax:02 4961 2246

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