Duval High School

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Duval High School
Learning to Live
Armidale, New South Wales
Coordinates 30°29′39.59″S 151°39′52.03″E / 30.4943306°S 151.6644528°E / -30.4943306; 151.6644528
Type Public
Established 1974
Principal Stafford Cameron
Staff 68
Grades 7-12
Number of students 683[1]
Color(s) Bottle-green, white

Duval High School, a government funded higher school education facility located in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia was founded in 1974.[2] Its current enrollment is 683 students, male and female, from Year 7 to Year 12. The school's motto is 'Learning to Live'.


The school sits at the foot of Duval Mountain, which was named after stockman John Duval, a farmer from Staffordshire, England who, following the break and enter of a property, was sentenced to death in 1825. Duval was transported to New South Wales and worked for Captain William Dumaresq guiding squatters to the north.


In both 2010 and 2011, the school produced one HSC All-round Achiever.[3][3]

The arts[edit]

Duval High School is also recognised for the talent of students in the field of arts, particularly drama and public speaking.[1] The school is renowned for its bold approach to theatre, and has presented a wide variety of plays in different theatrical styles and dealing with different contexts.

Recent productions have included Under Milk Wood, a play by Dylan Thomas, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Love Actually...Not, a student-directed cabaret and The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.


Duval High School is also recognised for its high achievements in sport including girls' soccer State Final, 2006; boys field hockey State Final victory, 2004; State Finals, futsal, 2004; table tennis State Finals, 2004 and girls soccer State Champions 2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Duval High School". NSW Public Schools. Education & Communities. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Our school". Education & Communities. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2010 HSC All-round Achievers". Board of Studies NSW. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "11ara" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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