Blacktown Girls High School

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

Australia
Coordinates33°45′42″S 150°54′39″E / 33.7616°S 150.9107°E / -33.7616; 150.9107Coordinates: 33°45′42″S 150°54′39″E / 33.7616°S 150.9107°E / -33.7616; 150.9107
Information
TypeGovernment-funded single-sex academically partially selective secondary day school
Established
  • January 1956; 63 years ago (1956-01)
    (as Blacktown High School;
    co-educational)
  • January 1959; 60 years ago (1959-01)
    (as Blacktown Girls High School)
Sister schoolBlacktown Boys High School
School districtBungarribee; Metropolitan North
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
OversightNSW Education Standards Authority
PrincipalJeff Lumb
Teaching staff57.3 FTE (2018)[1]
Years7-12
GenderGirls
Enrolment753[1] (2018)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Maroon and white         
Website

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.[2]

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.[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 Jeff Lumb.

The school's brother school is Blacktown Boys High School.

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Blacktown Girls High School, Blacktown, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ New South Wales Department of Education – Blacktown Girls High School.

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