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Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9561 8000


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Rutherford High School

Rutherford High School, RUTHERFORD NSW 2320   More schools in postcode 2320
Phone   4932 5999
Fax       4932 8166

Rutherford Technology High School promotes a culture of high expectations through a supportive and innovative environment that is the showcase for Public Education. Via an atmosphere of open communication and cooperation between the whole school community, fostering adherence to the principles of democracy, freedom of expression and equality of opportunity and social justice. Ensuring that our students have the necessary social, emotional and work ready skills that enable them to contribute as active members of an ever changing global environment. Always striving to achieve their personal best. The core values of the school community are Respect, Responsibility and Commitment. The school has a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program operating. As a comprehensive, coeducational secondary school, of approximately 1100 students, the school services diverse and geographically widespread communities. With our partner primary schools, we form a very strong and innovative Local Management Group with a strong K-12 focus. Approximately 11% of our students are Aboriginal and Aboriginal cultural and educational programs are a strong priority. The school receives significant socio-economic equity funding that is directed towards providing students the opportunity to reach their highest possible outcomes in all aspects of their education – academic, vocational, personal, sporting, cultural and civic. Focus on reading, writing, targeted sport, targeted CAPA and careers and transition are significant programs in the school. Professional learning for staff is a major focus based around classroom observations, 21st century learning skills and enhancing literacy and numeracy. An innovative Learning Support Team runs a number of highly regarded student well-being programs in the school, such as Plan-It-Youth, Peer support, and Peer mediation. Senior students are catered for with mentoring and a fully staffed senior study area. The school has just completed a major $20 million upgrade which has seen state of the art facilities developed.

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Type of School Secondary Schools  
Enrolments 1071  
Region Hunter / Central Coast  

Special Needs services offered by this school

  • Students with Moderate Intellectual Disability
  • Students with Mild Intellectual Disability
  • Students with Emotional Disturbance
  • Students with Intensive Behaviour and Educational Support Needs

Special Needs

The New South Wales Department of Education 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

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