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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 11 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 100% of students gaining university entry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our students have ample opportunity to develop leadership skills through many extra-curricular activities including:
We have a sister school agreement with Hisai High School in Japan which encourages the exchange of information, teachers and students.
Students benefit from having access to:
Payments for excursions and activities can be paid by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or Mastercard or Visa credit cards. Online payment can be made here.
For a schedule of our school fees see the 'Administration' then 'Fees and Payments' tab.
Congratulations to all of our 2014 Year 12 HSC students!
Overall we have:
Ranked 15th in the state amongst all schools including government and non-government
Ranked 10th in the state amongst state and selective schools
25 All Rounders (students who achieved a mark of 90% or better in ten units)
4 Top Achievers (students in the top places in each course who have also achieved a top band score)
339 Distinguished Achievers (students who achieved a mark of 90% or better in a subject)
3 students received an ATAR of 99.8 and we have many more students who achieved outstanding ATARs
Congratulations to all Year 12 students. We are very proud of your achievements.