Hunters Hill High School, Hunters Hill
Name: Hunters Hill High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Reiby Rd
Town: Hunters Hill
State: New South Wales
Region Northern Sydney
Phone: 9817 4785
Fax: 9816 3297
Established in 1958, Hunters Hill High School is a co-educational, comprehensive high school providing for the educational needs of students residing in the inner western suburbs and lower north shore.
The six hectare bushland site is on the southern shore of the Lane Cove River. Academic excellence, effective student welfare programs and a strong commitment to vocational education are the fundamental achievements of the school community. The school's achievements in creative arts, particularly in visual arts, drama and music consist of both competent theory performance in examinations and outstanding practical performance.
The school's community has a rich curriculum and educational experience, a toleration for and celebration of, difference and individuality, and the development of leadership and citizenship. This engages students in their learning and encourages the exploration and expression of students' talents. Year 9 and 10 students were trained as Peer Support leaders. Five Year 11 students attended the district Student Representative Council Camp. All Year 7 students attended the "Getting to Know You" Camp. 80 students from Years 7 to 11 attended the School Achievers Camp for the 'thinkers, 'triers' and 'doers'.
The unique, vibrant and inclusive culture of the school community is based on mutually supportive partnerships that have been forged between the home and the school. Parents are with the school, valuing its endeavours for their children, and providing practical and financial means for the school to effect its programs. The Parents and Citizens' Association donated over $24,000 to the school supporting the Primary Enrichment Program, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and each curriculum area. This congruence between home and school has positive outcomes for student learning and students' attachment to their school.