Manly Selective Campus
|Northern Beaches Secondary College
Manly Selective Campus
Latin: Capimus Sed Tradimus
What We Receive, We Pass On
|138 Abbott Road
North Curl Curl, New South Wales, 2099
|School type||Government selective co-educational|
|Vice principal||Barbara Bannister
& Cath Whalan
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Houses||Bligh, Hunter, Macquarie, Phillip|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue and white|
Manly Selective Campus is a selective government high school for students in years 7 to 12 located in North Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the Northern Beaches Secondary College, a 5 campus college across Sydney's Northern Beaches, formed in 2003. Year Seven admission to this campus is based entirely on academic excellence through the Selective High Schools Test. Students seeking enrolment into Years 8 - 11 will be coordinated through the school, but must also sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), Higher Ability Selection Test
Manly Selective Campus tops the Northern Beaches on Merit List Rankings in the HSC, and came 8th in the state in 2014. It was placed 7th in both the 2010 and 2012 HSC rankings, a leap from 15th back in 2008 and 2009, and 20th back in 2007.
The graduating class of 2012 is currently the highest achieving cohort on record, achieving a ranking of 7th overall as compared with other NSW state and non- government schools. This peer group is the fourth ever to place Manly in the top 10 and also the first year the school overtook Sydney Boys High School.
Manly Selective Campus has a long history after being founded in 1859 as Manly Public School, on the corner of Belgrave and Carlton Streets in Manly. In 1882 it was moved to a site in Darley Road, where it operated until 1945, and is the site of the current Manly Village Public School.
1925 saw the school become an Intermediate High School, and became solely a boys school from 1926. The school expanded rapidly, and became Manly Junior High in 1944. In 1945, the school moved to the site of the current Balgowlah Boys Campus, and in 1949 had expanded to include senior years.
In 1954 student numbers reached 1200, and the bulk of these students moved to the current site on Abbott Road in North Curl Curl as Manly Boys High School. The school became co-educational in 1983 and was renamed Manly High School, at the same time as the nearby Manly Girls High also became co-educational and was renamed Freshwater High. Manly High was granted selective status in 1990, and was incorporated into the Northern Beaches Secondary College at its founding and given its current name in 2002.
|Years||Manly Boys' Junior High School|
|1945–1948||A. D. Fraser B.A.|
|Years||Manly Boys' High School|
|1949||A. D. Fraser B.A.|
|1966–1970||S. S. Crumlin B.A.|
|1971–1972||R. Hunter A.S.T.C.|
|1973||A. M. Tully B.A. Dip.Ed.|
|1974–1976||R. Outterside B.A. M.Ed.|
|1977–1982||R. S. Munro A.S.T.C.|
|Years||Manly High School|
|1983–1987||R. S. Munro A.S.T.C.|
|1987–1991||A. M. Bible A.S.T.C.|
|1991–2000||T. P. Buggy B.A. Dip.Ed. M.A. M.Ed.Adim.|
|2000–2002||M. Ash M.A.Ed. B.Mus.Ed. Dip.Mus.Ed.|
|Years||Manly Selective Campus|
|2003–2005||M. Ash M.A.Ed. B.Mus.Ed. Dip.Mus.Ed.|
|2006–2012||Mr D Tomlin M. Ed.|
|2013–||Mr Tony Rudd B.Ed (Ind. Arts) Grad. Cert. Ed. Studies (D&T)|
Students and staff
Manly Selective Campus has a student population of 763 students. There are around 120 students in each grade from 7 to 12, with approximately 60 staff members across 11 different faculties within the school. Year 9 is the largest grade in the school, with around 135 students.
The Turtalian is a completely student run weekly magazine which contains articles submitted by students, often focused on intellectual discussion. Around 200 copies are distributed each week on Friday, with special editions providing guides for events such as Pinestock, the school's annual music festival, and sporting events such as cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals. The Turtalian Committee handles the editing, design, and printing of the magazine.
One of the prominent images associated with Manly Selective Campus are the stands of Radiata Pines planted around the school, giving name to the school's yearbook, The Pines and the newsletter, The Weekly Pines. Some of these pines have created a problem in a 7,010 m² area of remnant bushland that lies on the school's property on a steep hill behind the school oval. Seedlings of the original pines grew up in the bushland after more of the radiata pines were planted in close proximity to the bushland in 1954. This bushland is some of the last remaining native Sandstone Heath east of Pittwater Road in Warringah, however sections of it are highly degraded by weeds such as lantana and asparagus fern. In recent years there has been an increasing effort to rehabilitate the heath back to pre-European quality, and in late 2006 many of the pine trees which had seeded in the bushland were removed.
Students are given the chance to participate in various extracurricular activities, only some of which are listed below:
- Student Representative Council (SRC)
- Manly School SRC
- Middle Harbour/Peninsula Inter School Group SRC
- Northern Sydney Regional SRC
- NSW State SRC/NSW SRC State Conference Action Team
- Drama Ensemble
- Junior Drama Ensemble
- Senior Drama Ensemble
- Dance Ensemble, various groups
- Vocal Ensemble
- School Musical
- Chess Team
The Band Program at Manly has 3 streams and 9 ensembles of various levels:
- Concert Stream
- Concert Band
- Wind Ensemble
- Symphonic Wind Orchestra
- Stage Band Stream
- Swing Band
- Stage Band
- Big Band
- Jazz Orchestra
- Strings Stream
- String Ensemble
- Chamber Orchestra
Previously, the Band Program also incorporated a Jazz Improvisation stream, which as of 2012 was changed to the "OffBeat" bands spanning all campuses across the Northern Beaches Secondary College.
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- The Rt Rev Neville Chynoweth, 7th Bishop of Gippsland (1980–1987)
- Glenn Murcutt, Architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2002
- Doug Mulray, Radio and TV host
- Chris Puplick, Senator for New South Wales (1979–1981, 1984–1990)
- Rex Mossop, Rugby international and television sports commentator
- Cadeyrn Neville, Rugby Player for Super 15 side, Melbourne Rebels
- Mark Gable Lead singer and songwriter with The Choirboys whose name was Mark Kitchen while attending the school.
- "School Locator - Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus". New South Wales Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- "HSC School Ranking - 2014". Better Education Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "2009 HSC School Ranking". Better Education Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "2010 HSC School Ranking" (PDF). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Northern Beaches Secondary College website
- Balgowlah Boys website
- Cromer website
- Freshwater Senior website
- Mackellar Girls website
- Manly Selective website
- Manly P&C website