?Educating Girls for a Technological Future?
East Hills Girls Technology High, while honouring its heritage and traditions is future focussed. Our school is creating a positive future for our students.
The school has an enviable reputation for high academic achievement and student leadership. Student success is supported by innovative teaching practices and a school culture of engagement, participation and excellence.
There is a continuing focus on educating girls for a technological future by providing a stimulating and safe learning environment with a focus on technology that encourages students to excel and achieve their personal best.
The Student Support Program focuses on personal development, life skills, careers education, religious education, preparation for further study and/or work and citizenship. The special needs of gifted students are recognised and catered for, as are the needs of those with learning difficulties.
Very successful programs, such as Primary Links and ECHoS (East Hills Community of Schools) link the school with its local primary schools to facilitate transition from year 6 to high school and for staff to work together on school initiatives in Literacy and Numeracy.
International students are welcomed.
The school stands on landscaped grounds and has a large, well-equipped library with a multimedia room and an interactive classroom, computer laboratories, a video production unit, photography laboratory, gymnasium, a fitness centre and specialist rooms for technological studies, sciences, creative arts and drama.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre provides students with access to sophisticated technology at an industry standard.
The new gymnasium and Creative and Performing Arts and Technological and Applied Studies workshops and classrooms provide excellent facilities for learning.
There is wheelchair access throughout the school.
Courses – Years 7-10
Aboriginal Studies, Careers Education, Commerce, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Food Technology, French, Geography, Graphics Technology, History, Industrial Technology (Art Metal, Electronics, Timber), Industrial Technology ? Engineering, Information Software and Technology, International Studies, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, PD/Health/PE, Photographic and Digital Media, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Science, Technology (Mandatory), Textiles Technology, Visual Arts. Religious Education available.
Courses – Years 11-12
Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Engineering Studies, English ( all courses), Food Technology, French (all courses), Geography, Industrial Technology (Multimedia Technologies), Information Processes and Technology, Japanese (all courses), Legal Studies, Mathematics (all courses), Modern History, History Extension, Music 1, PD/Health/PE, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Business Services (VET), Information and Digital Technology (VET), Retail Services (VET), Sports Coaching (VET), Hospitality (VET), Entertainment Industry (VET), Exploring Early Childhood, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging. Religious Education available.
A program of sporting participation is maintained by the provision of integrated, recreational and competitive knockout sports, including a variety of traditional sports and individual leisure activities such as zumba, fitness circuit training, ice skating, aerobics, squash, laser skirmish, mini golf, badminton, rock climbing, flip out, tennis and ten pin bowling. The school has been involved in the Premier?s Sporting Challenge to enhance students? physical fitness.
Debating, band, choir, drama, dance and the Duke of Edinburgh Program are offered. Excursions, work experience and industry links support and extend innovative classroom experiences.