James Cook Boys High School

James Cook Boys Technology High School is a comprehensive secondary school located 6km south of the Sydney CBD in the St George District of Kogarah. The school has 438 students, including 8 overseas fee-paying International students and a Special Support Unit comprising of 13 students. The integrated IM (mild intellectual disability) program operates on an inclusive model that provides students with both individual targeted support and opportunities to integrate with mainstream peers. James Cook Boys' Technology High School is a comprehensive boys' high school aiming to provide a quality education for its students with an emphasis on technology, sport, creative arts, literacy and numeracy and academic achievement. The school's core values are based on quality teaching which engages students from a diverse range of cultural and religious backgrounds and creates the opportunity for real life learning and authentic experiences.The school has a culturally diverse student population with 80% of students from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE). Students from a LBOTE background represent more than 40 different language backgrounds. The school priorities are to improve student academic performance, enhance student learning outcomes, increase student engagement and retention by using the Quality Teaching and Learning framework and wide-ranging student wellbeing programs. Student learning needs are supported through explicit curriculum delivery, formative assessments and focused Teacher Professional Learning (TPL). Extensive external-agency networks support the emotional and social development of all students. Student leadership is promoted within and beyond the school. The entire student population is represented in all areas of decision-making across the school through a democratically elected Student Representative Council (SRC). The school places strong emphasis upon Student Wellbeing and creating an educational environment that allows all boys to achieve in a wide range of disciplines. The school Student Merit system recognises and rewards student achievement and contribution. The school Welfare support structures assist students in developing responsibility, self discipline, resilience and confidence; skills in problem solving, creative thinking, communication, conflict resolution and commitment to lifelong learning. The school is fortunate to be served by a thoughtful, caring and professional staff who demonstrate skill and commitment and work as a cohesive team to provide quality learning experiences which achieve the desired learning outcomes for our students. The school provides multiple opportunities and programs to support student learning. Examples of specific programs include: - enrichment and acceleration programs in science, mathematics, music and computing applications - transition programs with local primary schools - student leadership programs aimed at increasing the leadership capacity throughout the student body - the establishment of the Bayside Learning Community - student management and mentoring programs - BEACON Foundation program to successfully transition students from school to further study / employment

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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