Bankstown Girls High School
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|Bankstown Girls High School|
|Type||Government-funded single-sex comprehensive secondary day school|
|Motto||Latin: Semper Optime|
(Always the best)
|School district||Bankstown; Metropolitan South|
|Educational authority||New South Wales Department of Education|
|Oversight||NSW Education Standards Authority|
|Teaching staff||48.4 FTE (2018)|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue and white|
Established in 1959, the school enrolled approximately 550 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom less than one percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 97 percent were from a language background other than English. The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education in accordance with a curriculum developed by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority; the principal is Betty Harper.
The school was established in 1959. There are 118 students in Year 10.[when?][relevant? ] The school is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the centre of Sydney with easy access by train or bus. Smart boards are used in certain classrooms to complement the education.
Students are allocated to a house when they enter BGHS according to their surnames. There are four houses which students compete under for the Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals:
- Freeman – Red
- Sauvage – Blue
- Jackson – Green
- O'Neil – Yellow
Over the years, Freeman and O'Neill have had a fierce rivalry, with each house winning by the nearest of margins and points, in athletics and swimming carnivals. The house names were formed in 2001 by the SRC.
The BGHS has a Student Representative Council, as well as prefects, and a newsletter called the Buzz.
Students have the option to participate in athletics, sporting teams, debating, public speaking, student ambassador programs, math competitions, science competitions, anime club, dance and choir. Since 2010, Bankstown Girls High School has held a school event called Dance Revolution where the students perform numerous dance numbers. It occurred in 2010, 2011 and will be occurring in 2013.
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- "Bankstown Girls High School, Bankstown, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.