Blacktown Boys High School

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Blacktown Boys High School
Blacktown Boys High School Crest
Location
Blacktown, New South Wales
Australia
Information
Type Public, Secondary, Single-sex, Day school
Motto "Learn to Live."
Established January 1956 (Co-ed High)
January 1959 (Boys High)[1]
Principal Shaun Addy
Deputy Principal Patricia Matthews
Enrolment ~345 (7–12)[2]
Colour(s) Gold and Maroon         
Website

Blacktown Boys High School, (abbreviation BBHS) is a school located in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. It is a boys high school operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training with students from years 7 to 12. The school was established in 1959.

History[edit]

The school was originally established in January 1956 as 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. The Cadet unit was also formed in 1961, only to be disbanded again sometime in the late 70s, around 76 or 77following the end of Commonwealth funding, for cadet units, due to pressure from minority groups claiming that children were being trained in weapons and military tactics while still being in their formative years.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Bob Brown – (School Captain 1961) Australian Senator and former Leader of the Australian Greens
  • Charles Casuscelli – NSW MP for Strathfield (2011–present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blacktown Boys High". Government Schools of New South Wales from 1848. NSW Education and Communities. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Blacktown Boys High School". School Locator. NSW Public Schools. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°46′S 150°54′E / 33.767°S 150.900°E / -33.767; 150.900