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Girraween High School is a modern, coeducational high school with an enrolment of about 750 students.
Our school is a selective high school and Year Seven entry is administered by the Selective Schools Unit of the Department of Education and Training. Selection to fill vacancies in Years 8 to 12 is determined by the school.
Students are selected to enter this school on the basis of their academic performance. Some advantages of this environment are:
Academically talented students will benefit from being part of a group of students keen to achieve academic excellence. This leads to the development of sound work and study habits and high aspirations.
Stimulating and challenging programs of study have been devised to cover a wide scope within each subject. Furthermore the nature of the student group allows for greater depth of treatment in many aspects of the courses. In addition, certain courses can be offered which may not attract sufficient interest in other schools. In Years 11&12 a large number of classes are formed in subjects at the highest level of study.
It is the expectation of our staff that students will do well. Our students are aiming for entry to university. Our record in preparing students for further study is reflected by almost 96% of students gaining university entry.
Our staff is very experienced, many are involved with HSC marking and syllabus committees. Your child will benefit from their expertise.
The school has an enrolment of 750 students. This allows the school to cater for the needs of the individual in a caring atmosphere. In Years 7-10 the enrolment is limited to 120 students per year; in the senior years the entry of a few additional students is permitted. Students are selected on a competitive basis. See the Enrolment page for more information.
We attract students from many different suburbs. The school is serviced by buses from Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Crestwood, Kings Langley, Seven Hills, Blacktown, Pendle Hill and Wentworthville and is close to Pendle Hill railway station. Increasing numbers of students are coming from the Fairfield, Parramatta, Auburn, Lidcombe, Homebush, the inner western and south western suburbs, making use of the excellent train service.
To see a map go to Google Map.
The school has a well developed Welfare and Discipline Policy
Our students through the many extra-curricula activities have ample opportunity to develop leadership. They may further enhance these skills with participation in:
We have a sister School agreement with Hisai High School in Japan. This agreement encourages the exchange of information, teachers and students.
Students benefit from having access to: computer rooms; the internet; a personal account on the school's server; access to network printing; a keyboard laboratory for Music.
The contribution is $120 per annum as well as a $29 competition entry fee and $50 technology access contribution per annum. Some elective courses require additional course contributions. The school accepts Mastercard and Visa for payments.
School Hours are 8:50am - 3:10pm
Office Hours are 8:30am - 3:15pm
Girraween High School APP
* Please go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Market and do the update for software if already installed.
Our school has a smartphone mobile APP available on both Apple and Android networks. Major events will be published on the APP and messages may be sent out as reminders. The APP also provides the ability to write absent notes and to notify the school of any changes to contact details. Other functions available include access to the newsletters, bell times, canteen price list, enrolment information, excursion and activity notes, uniform shop and Parents and Citizens information.
To install, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Market, search for our school name, and install. The APP is free! (Please note: if installing on an IPad, change search to IPhone only)
Lowes Uniform Shop
Opened Tuesdays and Fridays 8am til Noon
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The second hand uniform shop will be opened Wednesdays Week B 8:30 - 9:30am. This is staffed voluntarily by the P&C.
For a more detailed list of coming events, please refer to the 'Administration' tab then click on 'Calendar' then '2014'
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