Killarney Heights High School, Killarney Heights
Name: Killarney Heights High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Starkey St
Town: Killarney Heights
State: New South Wales
Region Northern Sydney
Phone: 9451 7005
Fax: 9975 5052
KHHS is a co-educational, comprehensive Year 7-12 high school in a bushland north shore setting 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. Excellent specialist classrooms, well resourced library, multi purpose centre, playing fields, language laboratory, internet room, dance and drama and music studios, fitness centre and comprehensive technology and applied studies facilities enable the school to provide a broad and rich curriculum.
KHHS's statement of purpose focuses on a strong commitment to quality learning that drives the school's mission in promoting student ownership of learning as well as achievement of personal bests within a school culture where positive attitudes, values and mutual respect are highly regarded. With a strong tradition of academic excellence, the school is confidently preparing students to meet the social and vocational changes of the 21st century.
The school is proud of its excellent academic tradition highlighted by success in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and School Certificate. Years 7 and 8 provide a general transition course. There are also extension classes for students in Year 7-10. Vertical integration and semesterisation allow for wider elective choice in Years 9 and 10. In Years 11 and 12 students are able to pursue vocational options as well as academic courses. 20% of senior students participate in vocational education courses either on-site, at neighbouring schools or TAFE. Additional choice is available to students by off-line timetabling of courses.