Forest Rd, Bexley NSW 2207 More schools in postcode 2207
Phone 9587 5899
Fax 9553 8315
Sydney Technical High School is an academically selective school for boys, founded in 1911. Entry to the school in year 7 is through the NSW Selective High Schools test, and is restricted to a cohort of 150. The school takes an additional 20 students into year 11. Ninety-two per cent of students have a language background other than English and are third phase language learners. The school is known for outstanding achievements in the NSW Higher School Certificate in all curriculum areas. The school's learning purpose is to develop creative and innovative scholars who pursue excellence in their lives. The school has extensive specialist programs for gifted learners, including online enrichment courses, acceleration, and a cross curriculum project for all year 8 students. Students participate very successfully in National competitions, Challenges and Mathematics and Science Olympiads. The school offers three elective choices to Year 9 students, and operates a four-period day. Student study skills, organisation and competencies in technology and communication are assisted by the provision of a school intranet which is accessed on the web. Most students pursue a university education and Engineering, Science and Business are popular tertiary choices. The school values respect, responsibility and integrity and students are expected to care for others and their environment. Diverse leadership and welfare programs for boys underpin student success in learning. Amongst these are welfare and curriculum camps, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the Student Representative Council. The school has extensive extra-curricular programs which include debating, public speaking, a broad ranging music program with multiple bands, a choir and a string ensemble, languages and the visual arts. These programs support the diverse talents of our gifted learners. The school has a highly successful competitive sports program, and students participate in numerous grade and knockout sports, and compete at zone, regional state and national level. The school awards blues for exceptional sporting talent and team work is rewarded. Staff at the school are highly qualified and experienced with deep curriculum knowledge and expertise in teaching gifted students. All staff engage in systematic ongoing professional learning to ensure that they are up to date with current developments in gifted education and the education of young men. The school is highly regarded in the community and has an active old boys' network which supports the school. There is a parent partnership program and seminars on educational issues are regularly shared with the community. The Parents and Citizens association meets monthly. Reflection on our achievements and ongoing evaluation for improvement characterise the school learning and teaching environment.
The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities support students with special needs in public schools in a range of ways. This may include support classes for students in regular and special schools. You can also discuss your child's learning needs with the principal of your child's school. For more information about the full range of support services in New South Wales public schools please go to Disability Programs http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/programs/disability.php
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