Hunters Hill High School
Established in 1958 and located on a peaceful six hectare site on the Lane Cove River, Hunters Hill High School (HHHS) is a dynamic learning community for boys and girls from Year 7 to Year 12. The school's beautiful site is complemented by a spectacular hall, impressive performance space, 'state of the art' commercial kitchen and Science laboratories as well as an Administration Building that boasts student artworks from the Hedley Gallery. Aconsistent Uniform and BehaviourCode, Learning Framework based on high expectationsand Wellbeing Frameworkare evident throughout ourschool community. Whilst supporting and enabling students to maximise their learning, our skilled and experienced teachers encourage students to develop as 21st century life-long learners. Skills of resourcefulness, resilience, respect, co-operation, collaboration and responsibility are nurtured;worthy values, including social justice, are privileged within our school community. Within an inclusive community, the school's focus is the achievement of personal excellence in academic, sporting and creative areas as well as student leadership and citizenship. In 2016, our 92 HSC students' achievedimpressive results. Dux Beth Hopkins was included in the BOSTES All Rounders Achievers List.This list honours those students who achieve a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses in their pattern of study. Additionally, Hunters Hill High achieved 40 mentions on the BOSTES Distinguished Achievers List for students receiving 90% or above in one or more of their HSC subjects; 40% of the 2 Unitcourses studied at Hunters Hill High School achieved a result in the top two bands (Band 5 and Band 6). Other 2016 HSChighlightsare inclusions inShape, ArtExpress and Callback. More than twice the state average of our students progress to university study; alumni have been university medal recipients. The learning and growth of each student is developed within a broad curriculum;each student's aspiration, achievement and contribution to the HHHS' legacy is valued.A diverse range of sporting opportunities in school, inter-school, state, national and international competition, as well as wide ranging enrichment and leadership programs are well established. The school's enrichment and leadership programs include: Gifted and Talented classes; dance, drama and music ensembles and bands; debating and public speaking; the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme; Student Representative Council and the Senior Leadership Team, as well as overseas excursions. Strong relationships with our partner primary schools and effective transition programsare maintained through a series of annual events and programs, including 'Top of the Hill', 'Hands on Science' andband enrichment programs. The school continues to build on its success and implement best practiceto achievestudent engagement and achievement as evidenced in highly effective structures and programs, including Beyond the Bell, our homework centre; theNumeracy Centre; Inspire, a program designed to support students maximise their engagementand learningand Triple A, a program designed to extend academically able senior students. The school community achieves and celebrates excellence. In 2016, Year 12 student Abigail Aquilar was awarded the NSW Premier's Award for International Student of the Year; Year 10 student Makayla Ward was a nominee for NSW Aboriginal Student of the Year. The school's Tournament of Minds Teams have been Northern Sydney Region winners; our students have been national finalists in the highly competitive NSW Schools' Titration Competition andnational finalists in the Australia and NZ Brain Bee Competition; our films in the 'Great Schools Show-off' have been Northern Sydney Region winners as well as highly placed state finalists; our concert band has achieved Gold Awards at the highly acclaimed Yamaha Festival. Our students have been featured artists in the Ryde Schools' Spectacular; also, our dance and music groups have performed to acclaim at the Sydney Opera House. Each year, our students are noteworthy prize-winners in Hunters Hill Council's 'Young in Art' Competition. The school's long-standing and highly valued traditions include our Open Day, Variety Night, the annual showcase of student talent, Achievers' Camp, which celebrates the outstanding school citizens and the very popular annual ski trip. An effective and committed PC Association operates the canteen, which has featured in Junior MasterChef, the Uniform Shop, and regular working bees as well as fund-raising for educational and wellbeing programs. The school's broad curriculum, extensive programs and outstanding student achievement are testimony to the school's culture of learning, the expertise and experience of the staff, some of whom have been recipients of prestigious awards, our talented students and strong parent partnerships at Hunters Hill High School.
Cooler Classrooms Program
The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.
To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.
School Infrastructure NSW is pleased to advise that your school’s application for funding as part of the Cooler Classrooms Program has been successful. School Infrastructure NSW will be in contact to organise a date for the due diligence team to visit your school. Congratulations on your successful application. We look forward to working with you to provide better learning environments to improve educational outcomes.
Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.
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