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The Hills Grammar School



43 Kenthurst Road

Kenthurst NSW2156

Tel: 02 9654 2111

Email: enquiries@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au

Website: www.hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Scholarships: Yes

Early Learning: Yes

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

School Profile

The Hills Grammar School is an independent non-selective co-educational and non-denominational Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 School. The ethos of the School is underpinned by humanitarian values and its major emphasis is the development of excellence in scholarship personal development and citizenship. The school is well known for its extensive co-curricular program offering a wide range of activities in Music sport leadership & Service and the Creative and Spoken Arts.

Facilities

Set in 16. 2ha of magnificent bushland facilities include: fully- equipped multi-purpose with gymnasium and weight training area; amphitheatre music complex performance centre drama theatre and workshop spaces; state-of-the-art science and HSIE facilities; art rooms studio and gallery; four-level library with fully equipped theatrette; over 500 computers in Junior and Senior classes library and computer labs; food technology kitchen and cafeteria-style canteen; fully lit Sports Precinct including an international sized oval four multi-purpose courts and a Sports Pavilion.

Other Features

The School recognises and caters for gifted children as well as children with some learning difficulties. From Year 7 an academic Honours program offers flexible pathways of study for students with high ability in one or more of the following areas: Humanities (English History latin) mathematics and Science. The extensive student welfare network includes a K-12 director of Student Wellbeing House tutors consultant psychologists astrong peer leadership system and a student leadership committee. Work experience is run for one week in Year 10. Career and tertiary awareness is a key component of the school year.

Curriculum Years K-6

The Junior School teaching programs focus on the Key Learning Areas: English mathematics science and Technology Human Society and its Environment languages (French) music (including a compulsory string and woodwind/brass program) art drama physical Education Health and Personal Development. The School is currently a candidate for the International Baccaulaureate - Primary Years Program (PYP). The PYP allows students to explore their world through a series of guided inquiries that enrich the curriculum and give students increasing responsibility and ownership over their learning. The transdisciplinary nature of the program increases collaboration across and between classroom and specialist subjects and enhances the learning experiences for all

Curriculum Years 7-12

Core subjects (Years 7 to 10): English; Mathematics; Science; Australian History geography civics and Citizenship; Personal Development (PDHPE) Health and Physical Education; Visual Arts; Music; Languages (French japanese latin); Technology (mandatory). Elective subjects (Years 9 and 10): Commerce; Design and Technology; Drama; Food Technology; Elective History industrial Technology (Timber); Information Software and Technology; Languages (French german japanese latin); Music; Physical Activity and Sports Studies; Visual Arts. Electives Years 11 and 12: English (all levels) mathematics (all levels) biology chemistry physics earth and Environmental Science business Studies economics legal Studies ancient History modern History geography History Extension music 1 music 2 music Extension visual Arts languages (French japanese latin - Continuers and Extension) drama pDHPE information Processes and Technology industrial Technology (Timber) information Technology (VET) and Hospitality (VET). In Year 11 students can also opt to study 1 unit Board Endorsed courses including Sport lifestyle and Recreation and Visual Design.

Sport

Soccer cricket tennis touch football swimming softball netball basketball volleyball tae kwon do circuit-training athletics cross-country life-saving rugby bootcamp. Students also train for a broad range of interschool team competitions.

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School Tours

Tours are conducted on normal school days with normal classes and activities occurring throughout the junior and senior schools. This gives visitors a good "feel" for the culture of the campus an idea of class sizes and facilities from Kindergarten to Year 12 and an opportunity to meet with the Principal and other staff who can answer questions.

Please visit our website www.hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au for upcoming tour dates. To book a tour of the campus please email enquiries@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au or phone 9654 5177

Scholarships

Academic music and All-Rounder Scholarships are available to students entering the School in Year 7 and 11.

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