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NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL


As a leading non-selective school in the Hunter region, Newcastle Grammar School is building foundations for tomorrow’s leaders by combining the very best of academic standards with a holistic approach to music, sport and the arts. The school’s educational programs and facilities are second to none, allowing students to reach their full potential in a safe and secure environment. With a two campus focus — Park Campus (Pre-school to Year 4) and Hill Campus (Years 5-12) — all the children in the family are able to be educated at the one school.

Facilities: The Park Campus has its own library, music room and computer room. Students also have access to interactive whiteboards and computers in every classroom. The school’s newest building, the Holland House, is located on the Hill Campus and consists of two workshops, machine bay and major project area for Design and Technology — Timber, chaplain’s office, english faculty area, sports office and student amenities. The first floor houses four computer rooms, two of which are Mac labs and the other two are PC labs. Coupled with this is a fully equipped commercial kitchen for the teaching of Hospitality, and a second kitchen and classroom space for Designing Technology Food. The second floor accommodates the Year 12 common room, a drama teaching space, a PD/Health/PE classroom and the staff common room. The Sandi Warren Performance Centre is used for musical and dramatic productions, assemblies, physical education lessons, lectures and dinners.

Electives Years 9 and 10: French, Japanese, Visual Arts, Music, Commerce, Information and Software Technology, Drama, Food Technology, Industrial Technology (Timber).

Electives Years 11 and 12: English Extension 1 and 2, English Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1 and 2, Mathematics, General Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern History, Ancient History, French Continuers, Japanese Continuers, Studies of Religion, Economics, Geography, Visual Arts, Music Extensions 1 and 2, PD/Health/PE, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Design and Technology, Hospitality, Information Technology, Drama.

Sport: Aerobics, athletics, circuit training, cross-country running, hockey, netball, rowing, soccer, surf survival, swimming, tennis, touch football, futsal and basketball.

Co-curricular activities: Choir and choral groups, orchestra — bands and ensembles, SATU cadets, debating, Young Achievers,

Lions’ Youth of the Year Quest, Mock Trial, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and drama productions.

Welfare and personal development: The pastoral care and the welfare program in place are based upon strong individual pastoral care with year patrons, mentors, school captains, prefects and house captains.

Special features: The school has a strong reputation for academic excellence and the 2014 HSC was no different. Ranked 49th out of 641 schools in NSW, NewcastleGrammar School is the leading IndependentSchool in the Hunter Region. The highest ATAR received by a student was 99.80. Three students were nominated for the 2014 DesignTECH exhibitions and 1 was selected to exhibit at ARTEXPRESS 2014. The school is committed to providing a well-rounded education of the highest quality. The development of a student’s capacity for social interaction, leadership and teamwork and exposure of the student to a broad range of experiences are integral to a NewcastleGrammar School education.

The special needs of gifted children are recognised and catered for as well as full-time learning support staff. Classes at NewcastleGrammar School have a ceiling of 25, but they are normally closer to 20.

Scholarships: Newcastle Grammar School offers scholarships in the areas of academic (Years 5, 7, 9 & 11), music (Years 5, 7, 9 & 11), visual art (Year 7) and general excellence (Years 8 & 10).

Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment
Fees:
Please apply to the school directly.
Phone
02 4929******* 02 4929 5811
Fax
02 4926******* 02 4926 2976
Address Hill Campus — Cnr Church and Newcomen Streets (PO Box 680), Newcastle 2300. Park Campus — Cnr Union Street and Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill 2300.
Email
office@*******
office@ngs.nsw.edu.au
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