Bankstown Girls High School

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Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School is located in Sydney
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School is located in New South Wales
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School (New South Wales)
Bankstown Girls High School is located in Australia
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School
Bankstown Girls High School (Australia)

Coordinates33°55′15″S 151°1′55″E / 33.92083°S 151.03194°E / -33.92083; 151.03194Coordinates: 33°55′15″S 151°1′55″E / 33.92083°S 151.03194°E / -33.92083; 151.03194
TypeGovernment-funded single-sex comprehensive secondary day school
MottoLatin: Semper Optime
(Always the best)
Established1959; 60 years ago (1959)
School districtBankstown; Metropolitan South
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
OversightNSW Education Standards Authority
PrincipalBetty Harper
Teaching staff48.4 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment548[1] (2018)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Navy blue and white         

Bankstown Girls High School is a government-funded single-sex comprehensive secondary day school for girls, located in Bankstown, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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.[1] 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.

Extracurricular activity[edit]

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.

Notable alumnae[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Bankstown Girls High School, Bankstown, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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