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THE HILLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL


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Hills Grammar is a contemporary, independent, co-educational school without religious bias.

Set on 18 hectares of landscaped and bushland grounds, boys and girls from pre-kinder to Year 12 enjoy an exceptional learning environment on one beautiful campus.

Opportunities offered in the academic, co-curricular and student wellbeing programs reflect a vision of Extraordinary Education: a place of inspiration and innovation.

Hills Grammar recognises that quality staff are key to a quality education and, as an employer of choice, ‘Hills’ attracts and retains highly qualified and dedicated teachers.

Excellent staff, exceptional facilities, small class sizes and recognition of the parent-school partnership combine to make Hills Grammar the perfect learning environment to nurture confident and creative students.

Facilities: Fully equipped multi-purpose hall with gymnasium and weight training area; amphitheatre, performance centre, music complex, drama theatre and workshop spaces; state-of-the-art science and HSIE facilities; art rooms, studio and gallery; four-level library with fully equipped theatrette; food technology kitchen and cafeteria-style canteen; fully lit Sports Precinct including an international-sized oval, four multi-purpose courts and a Sports Pavilion. All students in junior classes have access to their own tablet during class as well as PCs in the library and computer labs.
All students in Years 7-12 are issued with a Tablet PC to facilitate further ICT Integration in a 1:1 environment.

Core subjects Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Australian History, Geography, PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts, Music, Languages (French, Japanese, and Latin), Technology (mandatory).

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, Elective History, Industrial Technology (Timber), Information Software and Technology, Languages (French, Japanese, Latin), Music, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (all levels), Mathematics (all levels), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Ancient History, Modern History, Geography, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Visual Arts, Languages (French, Japanese, Latin — Continuers and Extension), Drama, PD/Health/PE, Information Processes and Technology, Industrial Technology (Timber), Information Technology (VET) and Hospitality (VET). In Year 11, students can also opt to study 1-unit Board-endorsed courses including Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation, and Visual Design.

Sport: Soccer, cricket, tennis, touch football, swimming, netball, basketball, tae kwon do, athletics, cross-country, dance, cheerleading, surf life-saving, rugby, fencing, weight training, boot camp. Students also train for a broad range of inter-school team competitions.

Co-curricular program: The extensive co-curricular program includes Music, Sport, Outdoor Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Leadership and Service, and the Creative, Spoken and Performing Arts. These include martial arts, camps, photography, music, fencing, debating, drama, choirs, orchestra, string ensemble, band, service learning, musicals, rhythmic gymnastics, cake decorating, ski trip, sailing trip, working with wood — surfboard making, ceramics, environment clubs and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. There are extra costs for some of these activities.

Student wellbeing: The extensive student welfare network includes a Kindergarten to Year 12 Director of Student Wellbeing, house tutors, consultant psychologists, a strong peer leadership system and a student leadership committee. Work experience is run in Year 10. Career and tertiary awareness is a key component of the school year. In a safe environment, which encourages trust, students are helped to realise their potential.

Special features: From Year 7, an academic honours program offers flexible pathways of study for students with high ability in one or more of the following areas: Humanities (an integrated program of English, History and Latin), Mathematics and Environmental Science (an integrated program of Science and Geography). Students demonstrating outstanding academic potential in Year 9 may be offered places in the English, Mathematics, Science, History and/or Geography Honours programs. Academic enrichment and extension are strong features of these programs, which are designed to value and nurture intellectual curiosity and prepare students for outstanding achievement at Higher School Certificate levels. Academic and Music Scholarships may be offered each year to students entering Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11. All-Rounder Scholarships may be offered to students entering Year 7 and Year 11.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 950 students
Fees: Over 16k
Phone
02 9654******* 02 9654 2111
Address 43 Kenthurst Road, Kenthurst NSW
Email
enrolme*******
enrolments@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au
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