Blacktown Girls High School
|Blacktown Girls High School|
|Type||Government-funded single-sex academically partially selective secondary day school|
|Sister school||Blacktown Boys High School|
|School district||Bungarribee; Metropolitan North|
|Educational authority||New South Wales Department of Education|
|Oversight||NSW Education Standards Authority|
|Teaching staff||57.3 FTE (2018)|
|Colour(s)||Maroon and white|
Blacktown Girls High School (abbreviated as BGHS) is a government-funded single-sex academically partially selective secondary day school for girls, located in Blacktown, a suburb of western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Established in 1956 as the co-educational Blacktown High School, the school enrolled approximately 750 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom three percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 85 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 Jeff Lumb.
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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.
- List of government schools in New South Wales
- List of girls' schools in New South Wales
- List of selective high schools in New South Wales
- Education in Australia
- "Blacktown Girls High School, Blacktown, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- New South Wales Department of Education – Blacktown Girls High School.