Macquarie Boys High School, Parramatta North

Name: Macquarie Boys High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: James Ruse Drive
Town: Parramatta North
Postcode: 2151
State: New South Wales
Region Western Sydney
Phone: 9630 3139
Fax: 9630 2738
Pupils: 239

This school was established in 1956 and transferred to its current site in 1957. It was granted Technology High School Status in 1989. It is easily accessible by public transport, both bus and rail. 

Macquarie strives to promote excellence in learning through care and discipline. It emphasises the use and study of technology and is constantly seeking to improve its technology facilities to support this. However, this is not a narrow focus. Many students achieve excellent results in traditional areas such as mathematics, creative areas such as visual arts, in the social sciences and also in sport.

Providing for the educational and welfare needs of boys is a particular focus of this school. A number of induction and support programs are conducted to enhance this and to aid students' transition to their next stage of education. Students in Years 11 & 12 have a curriculum structure which maximises subject choice and access to one or more vocational courses in addition to traditional school-based academic courses. This also enables students to combine part-time employment and work placements more effectively with their school commitments.

This school has a record of providing excellent welfare and support programs. This has been acknowledged beyond the school. Students in this school have diverse social and cultural backgrounds. They learn and interact together in a very positive, tolerant and productive multicultural environment. There is a good working relationship between students, staff and parents. A close working relationship exists with Macarthur Girls High School, our "sister school". 

There are a number of extra-curricular activities involving students from both schools. Many students who attend this school live beyond its local area. There is also a large number of students who live in the local area. There is a strong tradition in some families to have all their sons educated at Macquarie.


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