Duval High School

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Duval High School
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
Motto Learning to Live
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.

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. 

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