Hornsby Girls' High School

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Hornsby Girls' High School
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Hornsby Girls' High School
Location
Hornsby Girls' High School is located in Sydney
Hornsby Girls' High School
Hornsby Girls' High School

Coordinates33°42′23″S 151°6′5″E / 33.70639°S 151.10139°E / -33.70639; 151.10139Coordinates: 33°42′23″S 151°6′5″E / 33.70639°S 151.10139°E / -33.70639; 151.10139
Information
TypeGovernment-funded single-sex selective secondary day school
MottoFaith with Fortitude
Established1930 (1930)
PrincipalDr. Justin Briggs
GenderGirls
Enrolment730
CampusSuburban
Colour(s)Fawn and navy blue         
Website

Hornsby Girls' High School is a government-funded single-sex academically selective secondary day school for girls, located in Hornsby, a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 1930, the school's first principal was Sarah Agnes Angus Brewster.[1]

Academically, Hornsby Girls' is regularly ranked first in the Hornsby region in terms of Higher School Certificate (HSC) results and is repeatedly ranked as one of the top five performing schools in the state.[2][3][4]

The school has a student exchange program with three of their languages - Japanese, French and German. Their Japanese sister school is Shukutoku Yono which is situated in Saitama, their German sister school is Graf-Rasso in Furstenfeldbruck and students from the school have visited New Caledonia a few times in recent years.[when?]

Faculties[edit]

The 13 faculties in the school are Computing Studies, English, History, Geography, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD/H/PE), Science, Social Sciences, Technology and Applied Studies (TAS), and Visual Arts.

Co-curriculum[edit]

Hornsby Girls' offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of musical groups, namely the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and String Orchestra. Smaller musical outfits are other outlets, such as the flute choir and several chamber ensembles made up from those students who already play an instrument and wish to be involved in extra-curricular musical groups.[5]

Other musical groups are the Junior and Senior Vocal Ensembles, who participate in a range of competitions, including the MacDonald's Performing Arts Competition and School Spectacular. In 2008, they also appeared in Battle of the Choirs, screened on Channel 7.[6][7] In 2010, a small chamber vocal ensemble was introduced with the aim of allowing some students a small ensemble experience.

Notable alumnae[edit]

The Old Girls' Unionwas formed in 1930. Its primary aim is to promote and foster the interests of Hornsby Girls' High School and preserve its heritage. They are involved in funding and participating in events held at HGHS and also publish a biannual newsletter, "Nostalgia".[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brewster, Sarah Agnes Angus (1874–1957). Australian Dictionary of Biography.
  2. ^ http://bettereducation.com.au/results/hsc.aspx
  3. ^ McDougall, Bruce (26 December 2007). "Public tops private across the state --- Special report: The best schools region by region". The Daily Telegraph.
  4. ^ Doherty, L., Norrie, J. & Burke, K., "State school blitz of top HSC spots", The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 December 2005. Retrieved on 13 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Enrichment Activities - Hornsby Girls High School". hornsbygir-h.schools.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ Choir Wars. The Australian. 14 June 2008.
  7. ^ Battle of the voice boxes. Sydney Morning Herald. 16 June 2008.
  8. ^ Hornsby Girls' Alumni Website – OGU Page Archived 13 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 21 December 2009.
  9. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "BOYD Anne Elizabeth". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  10. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "CLINGAN (Judy) Judith Ann". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  11. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "DEER Christine Elizabeth". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  12. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "GREENHALGH Julie Kristeen". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  13. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "LENN Robyn Jennifer". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  14. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "PARSONS Robin June". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  15. ^ https://lynettesilver.com/
  16. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (17 November 2006). "THOMAS Sally Gordon, Hon. Justice". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.

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