Gymea Technology High School

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Gymea Technology High School
Location
Gymea, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 34°1′47″S 151°4′57″E / 34.02972°S 151.08250°E / -34.02972; 151.08250Coordinates: 34°1′47″S 151°4′57″E / 34.02972°S 151.08250°E / -34.02972; 151.08250
Information
Type Public, Comprehensive, Secondary, Co-educational, Day school
Motto Inspire. Learn. Succeed.
Established 1963
Principal Peter Marsh
Enrolment ~650
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Red, Green & Black
Website

Gymea Technology High School (commonly known by its acronym, GTHS) is located on the Princes Highway in the suburb of Gymea, in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, next to Gymea TAFE. It is a technology oriented, public and co-educational high school in New South Wales. Gymea Technology High School achieves above average marks in both the School Certificate (SC) and the Higher School Certificate (HSC). It has been recognised as an outstanding school in technology by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training and Apple Computer. Gymea Technology High School also performs well in many other academic activities, such as public speaking, debating, sport and UNSW school competitions. Gymea THS was opened in 1963 and has been a technology oriented secondary school since it first opened.

School Site[edit]

More than half the area of the school site is devoted to playing fields and tennis courts as well as other outdoor areas for use by students. 2007 Renovations saw the surface of the quadrangle resurfaced and other facilities improved, with shaded area's for students to sit during the summer months and open areas for ball games such as handball as well as soccer, football and basketball. 2010 saw the remodelling and updating of all science labs while 2011 will see a modern commercial grade kitchen installed for hospitality students. A school canteen is also provided for students to use before school, recess and lunch.

Faculties[edit]

Computing Studies[edit]

Computer Studies is taught in Years 7 and 8. It can then be chosen as an elective for Years 9 and 10. In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from Information Technology (VET), Information Process And Technology, Software Design and Development. The school has 6 computer rooms in total with these evenly split between Macs and PC. All computer rooms have access to a colour and B&W printing and scanning.

There is also a Gifted and Talented Technology class which has an accelerated course providing students with the opportunity to complete work above the grade norm.

Many ordinary class rooms have been outfitted with interactive whiteboards and wireless access points to accommodate the Department of Education's laptop scheme.

LOTE[edit]

Language is compulsory in year 8 and it is taught as an elective for Years 9-12. Languages taught include French .

English[edit]

English is the only subject which is compulsory throughout the entire duration of a student's enrolment at Gymea THS. All levels of English are taught at Gymea THS, which includes E.S.L, Standard, Advanced English, English Studies plus two extension levels.

Music[edit]

Gymea THS has a wide range of musical programs and facilities, and have recently being able to purchase a grand piano and portable staging as well as upgrades to the school audio equipment funded by a Federal Government grant.

Science[edit]

The school has 5 classrooms which serve as science laboratories. Science is compulsory up to the end of Year 10. In Years 11 and 12, science is optional and is taught in the subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Senior Science.

Mathematics[edit]

Mathematics is compulsory at Gymea THS up until the end of Year 10. In Years 11 and 12, Mathematics is taught in both General and Advanced Maths, plus two extension levels for those who wish to pursue the study of maths further.

Sporting Teams[edit]

Gymea THS has many successful sporting teams in the following sports:

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