Girraween High School

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.

 

2015

Year 7, 11 and 12 students resume classes on Wednesday 28th January 2015

Year 8, 9 and 10 students resume classes on Thursday 29th January 2015

The school office is closed on Tuesday 27th January due to professional development

 


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.


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. Online payment can be made here.

For a schedule of our school fees see the 'Administration' then 'Fees and Payments' tab.



 
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
         



         




Search The GHS site

Coming Events

Coming Events

Hours

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

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

 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Girraween High School has adopted the "Bring Your Own Device" model to ensure that all students have access to technology. As of the beginning of 2015 it is compulsary that all students have a device to use for educational purposes. Please find below links to three documents which will help you and guide your through this process. The first document, "BYOD Checklist", is the most important document you need when purchasing your device. Please ensure you bring this with you to the store and that the device you are purchasing meets these requirements. The next document, "BYOD Student Responsibilities Document", lists the guidelines for use in an educational environment. Please ensure that you understand and agree to these responsibilities. The third document, "BYOD Student Agreement", needs to be filled in and signed by both parents and student. Once completed it must be returned to Mr. Bylsma.

Documents: (Please click on the name to download)

    1. BYOD Checklist
    2. BYOD Student Responsibilities Document
    3. BYOD Student Agreement

Software:

The Department of Education and Communities (DEC) supplies all students with free software to use on their personal computer. All students need is their DEC username and password and they can download Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and many Adobe products including Adobe Creative Suite 6. Please click on the video link below to view how to download this free software.

How to Connect to the DEC Wireless Network:

All DEC schools have a wireless network available to students. Once you have your device you need to connect to the DEC wireless in order to connect to the internet. Please choose one of the following documents or videos for instructions on how to connect your device to the network.


Lowes Uniform Shop

Opened Tuesdays and Fridays 8am til Noon during school terms. For more information click here   

During the school holidays, the uniform shop will be open on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd January from 8:30am - noon and Tuesday 27th January 8:30am - 1pm. Orders can also be made online and posted. During the first 2 weeks of the school term, the uniform shop will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 28th - 30th January 8am - 1:30pm and then Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 3rd, 4th and 6th February 8am - 1pm.

 

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 enquiries, contact the school office or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.


 

Parent Portal Login

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


Coming Events    

For the detailed calendar of events click here