Blacktown Boys High School
|Blacktown Boys High School|
Blacktown Boys High School, pictured in 2014
|Type||Government-funded single-sex academically partially selective secondary day school|
|Motto||Learn to live|
|Sister school||Blacktown Girls High School|
|School district||Bungarribee; Metropolitan North|
|Educational authority||New South Wales Department of Education|
|Oversight||NSW Education Standards Authority|
|Teaching staff||47.0 FTE (2018)|
|Colour(s)||Gold and maroon|
Blacktown Boys High School (abbreviated as BBHS) is a government-funded single-sex academically partially selective secondary day school for boys, located in Blacktown, a western Sydney suburb of New South Wales, Australia.
Established in 1956 as Blacktown High School, the school enrolled approximately 580 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom one percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 87 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 Shaun Addy.
The school was originally established in January 1956 as the co-educational Blacktown High School. However, owing to a growing local population and in accordance with government policy, it was decided that the schools would be split into two single sex schools: Blacktown Boys and Blacktown Girls High Schools. Both were fully split by 1959. Blacktown Boys was officially opened on 17 October 1959 by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Bob Heffron. A school Cadet unit was also formed in 1961, and disbanded in the 1970s.
The school became a partially selective school in 2010.
- Bob Brown – former politician and activist; former Leader of the Australian Greens; former Australian Senator; 1961 school captain
- Charles Casuscelli – politician; former Member for Strathfield (2011–2015)
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- "Blacktown Boys High". Government Schools of New South Wales from 1848. NSW Education and Communities. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "Blacktown Boys High School, Blacktown, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- "Blacktown Boys High School". School Locator. NSW Public Schools. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- "Home page". Blacktown Boys High School. NSW Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 6 August 2019.