Strathfield Girls High School
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|Strathfield Girls High School|
|Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Type||Secondary Comprehensive, All Female|
|Motto||Vitae lampada tradite
'Pass on the Torch of Life'
|Principal||Mrs A. Lyris|
|Colour(s)||Grey and Blue|
|Brother school||Homebush Boys High School|
Strathfield Girls High School is a single-sex comprehensive high school located in the municipality of Strathfield in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Along with its brother school, Homebush Boys High School, it is one of the top ranked comprehensive high schools in the state, with over 1100 students and approximately 100 staff.
The school opened as Homebush Intermediate High School, founded in 1926. In 1953, it was established as Strathfield Girls High School, and became a languages high school (due to the rich cultural diversity and backgrounds of its students) in 1990. Over 85% of its students are from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The school has a "Hockey Field" and a "Quad" where students often gather during lunchtimes and breaks. There is a "Senior area" restricted to Year 12 students. A staff common room exists in the northern part of the campus. The school also has two out door tennis/basketbal/netball courts and one gym. The layout of the school is in a rectangular shape with all the buildings named according to the direction that they are facing, there is the North block, South block, East block, West block, West West block and Centre block.
Opportunities provided at the school include entering competitions in writing, public speaking, debating, art, drama, the sciences, mathematics, problem solving and mock trials. The school also conducts a school choir and orchestra, drama ensembles, Musicale, and Dance Night where students from Dance groups and students doing Dance as an elective, perform. There is also a Student Representative Council and many community service programs, such as a tree planting group who plant and look after trees in the school. Soccer, touch football, netball, cricket, basketball, badminton and softball are offered as sports.
- Janice Crosio former MP