Kingsgrove High School
Kingsgrove High School is a dynamic, co-educational and multicultural school. Students are encouraged to be involved in the governance of the school and to strive for personal excellence, as evidenced in its Higher School Certificate results, and in sport. Support is given through strong programs in literacy, numeracy, technology in classrooms, Gifted and Talented, student welfare and the performing arts. The Quality Teaching framework underpins faculty curriculum development and delivery. Over 30 courses leading to the Higher School Certificate are offered at the school, with emerging strengths the available Vocational Education and Training packages (VET), as well as other curriculum patterns leading to tertiary admission. The school sets and measures its progress towards clear learning targets, which are evaluated annually. Facilities available at the school include completely modern, refurbished science laboratories, kitchens and technology workshops; disability access, including lifts; and a tiered library. The school also has its own mini-bus. Recent progressive school achievements include a sustained and acknowledged growth in Higher School Certificate results, together with outstanding top-end performances (students regularly feature in the Honours and Top Allrounders lists); student attendance levels above State levels; and the receipt of four Regional or Statewide awards for outstanding school programs within the last three years. About 55% of graduating students gain direct offers of University entrance, and a further 25% gain entry to TAFE NSW Institutes or other tertiary institutions. In sport, the school has the largest grade sport representation in the local region, with student participation and success at every level. Special emphases at the school include innovative approaches to the use of technology in learning, with the school featuring in a number of Regional and Statewide action learning projects and an acknowledged quality program for its International Students group. Speakers of English as a Second Language benefit from the excellent support available through the Learning Support and English as Second Language programs within the school. Kingsgrove High School also enjoys close links with its community, with relationships formed with such community groups as the local RSL and sporting clubs. Benefits from these links include a greater student appreciation and awareness of wider community issues, as well as a more tangible sharing of resources and facilities. The school recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, an event attended by thousands and a fitting acknowledgement of the important place it has occupied. It remains a school of choice within the local area.
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.
Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.
This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.
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