Girraween High School

 

Welcome to Girraween High School's Website

Girraween High School is a modern, coeducational high school with an enrolment of 760 students.

Our school is an academically selective high school. Year Seven entry is administered by the High Performing Students Unit of the Department of Education and Communities. Selection to fill vacancies in Years 8 to 12 is determined by the school.

 

The Selective Environment

Students are selected to enter this school on the basis of their academic performance. Some advantages of this environment are:

Safe, engaging classes

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.

Curriculum

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.

Ethos

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 100% of students gaining university entry.

Dedicated staff

Every teacher is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with opportunities to achieve and exceed their potential. Many are also involved with HSC marking which provides additional expertise in the classroom.

Entry

The school has an enrolment of 760 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 Year 11 an extra class of 20 students is added. Students are selected on an academically competitive basis. See the Enrolment tab for more information.

Location

We attract students from many different suburbs. Our school is approximately a 15 minute walk from Pendle Hill Station. School buses run from Pendle Hill Station as well as from Kings Langely, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Crestwood, Glenwood and Wentworthville.

To see a map go to Google Map.

Student Wellbeing

Our well developed Student Wellbeing program is designed to meet the academic, emotional and social needs of gifted and talented students. The range of programs are all based on the principles of positive psychology and the Positive Education model.

Student Leadership

Our students have ample opportunity to develop leadership skills through many extra-curricular activities including:

  • Band Peer Tutoring Program
  • House Leaders
  • High Resolves
  • Peer Reading with Girraween Public School
  • Peer support
  • Prefects
  • Social Justice
  • Student Representative Council
  • Technical Crew

Sister School

We have a sister school agreement with Hisai High School in Japan which encourages the exchange of information, teachers and students.

Technology

Students benefit from having access to:

  • Well equipped computer rooms
  • Wi-Fi network
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Multimedia technology
  • Online lessons and tasks 

Payments

Payments for excursions and activities can be paid by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or Mastercard or Visa credit cards. For school fees see the 'Administration' then 'Fees and Payments' tab.

Coming soon: Online payments


 
go to the uniform shop page
go to the HSC Results page
get info on how to enrol for years after year 7
see a map of our school
         



         




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Hours

School Hours are 8:50am - 3:10pm

Office Hours are 8:30am - 3:15pm

  

2015 Enrolment Applications have now closed

* No late applications will be accepted.

 

Girraween High School APP

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.

 

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.

 

Parent Portal Login

http://web3.girraween-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/portal

 

Coming Events    

For the detailed calendar of events click here