Cronulla High School
Cronulla High School is a comprehensive school providing a structured and supportive learning environment, which maximises student achievement and personal growth. The School has been awarded two Director-General's School Achievement Awards, one for meeting community expectations, the other for transition programs and links with local primary schools. These awards were given because of the close relationship we have built with parents and the community and our success in maximizing the achievements of students. Students and their parents tell us consistently that the most outstanding feature of the school is the excellence of our teachers. Our teachers are committed to building relationships based on respect for students and focusing students on success in learning. As a staff our three goals are: 1. to raise expectations; 2. to communicate with parents; 3. to recognise achievement. Our school's values are based on learning through personal responsibility and commitment, and a sense of close community where respect for others is taught and where parents work closely with staff in a partnership to support their children's learning. At Cronulla High School, students excel in all fields of endeavour. Their achievements regularly place them in the top ranks of the Higher School Certificate results. Virtually all our graduates find places in tertiary institutions, apprenticeships, traineeships or full-time employment. As in previous years, 2018 saw over 60% of our graduates were offered university places. Our sports persons are renowned for their success in a large variety of sports for both individual and team competitions at local, regional, state, national and international levels. The performing arts unit is well established with dance, music and drama available to all students for study through to the Higher School Certificate as well as co-curricular participation available in junior and senior dance, drama ensembles, vocal group and school concert band. Senior students also have the opportunity to study a number of VET (Vocational Educational Training) courses at both school (such as Hospitality, Construction and Entertainment) and TAFE. Cronulla High School leads the way in the integration of computer technology into learning programs. The School has four well-equipped computer rooms as well as data projection technology in all learning spaces, including interactive projectors and video conferencing. Connectivity is provided by two wireless networks that are installed across the school. After surveying students, parents and teachers we have successfully introduced a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program into all years, 7-12. All computer workstations have the latest software, including the Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Professional and other specialist software. Emphasis is placed on student computer literacy at Cronulla High and our computer resources are constantly updated in order to keep pace with current industry and commercial standards. All students in Year 7 and 8 take Computing Studies and are guided by teachers in the use of the software applications available. Our wireless network, Apple TV and latest data projectors has resulted in the interactive delivery of courses to students. Social Media tools including a Facebook Fan Page, Instagram, Twitter Feed and YouTube Channel are used to present Cronulla High to the world and provide an insight into student life. Links to these sites are available from the school website. In addition Cronulla High School has an Apple and Android App for students, parents and teachers to use. Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) and is the e-learning platform for delivery of subjects. Wherever you have the Internet you have access to Moodle. Each subject has its own course and contains assessment summaries, assessment details and notifications, course notes, quizzes, glossaries, forums, wiki's and blogging. Cronulla High School has recently undergone a major capital upgrade to its facilities with five newly refurbished science laboratories, new performing arts block consisting of a dance studio and a drama room, two new commercial kitchens, a recording studio, two new multi-purpose all weather sports courts, new lighting and audio facilities in the hall and two new playing fields.