James Cook Boys Technology High School

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James Cook Boys Technology High School
James Cook Boys Technology High School Crest.jpg
800 Princess Highway
Kogarah, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°57′58″S 151°08′14″E / 33.9661°S 151.1372°E / -33.9661; 151.1372Coordinates: 33°57′58″S 151°08′14″E / 33.9661°S 151.1372°E / -33.9661; 151.1372
Type Public secondary school
Motto Ignotum Quarite (Seek the Unknown)
Established 1956
Principal M. Marciniak
Grades 7–12
Gender Male

James Cook Boys Technology High School is a boys' secondary school situated on Princes Highway in Kogarah, Australia. The school is named after Captain James Cook, the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia.


Entrance sign

James Cook was founded in 1956 after Moorefield racecourse was demolished. The site of the racecourse was divided to provide sites for three schools (Moorefield Girls High School, James Cook Boys Technology High School and St George school for kids with severe disabilities), St George TAFE. The rest of the site was allocated for residential development.

The school was renamed several times (originally Moorefield Boys High School) before becoming James Cook Boys. In 1990 the school faced a choice between becoming a sports or technology specialty secondary school, choosing to become a technology high school. The name was changed to James Cook Boys Technology High School in 1990.

Royal visit[edit]

Queen Elizabeth II visited the school on 29 April 1970 (the bicentennial year of Australia's discovery by James Cook) along with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Anne, Princess Royal.

School statistics[edit]


School staff[edit]

Teaching staff 34
Full-time equivalent teaching staff 29.3
Non-teaching staff 7
Full-time equivalent non-teaching staff 6.6

Student background 2015[edit]

Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA)
School ICSEA value 974
Average ICSEA value 1000
Data source Parent information
Distribution of students
Bottom quarter Middle quarters Top quarter
School distribution 46% 26% 20% 9%
Australian distribution 25% 25% 25% 25%
Percentages are rounded and may not add to 100.

Students 2015[edit]

Total enrolment 262
Girls 0
Boys 262
Full-time equivalent enrolment 262
Indigenous students 1%
Language background other than English 88%

VET in schools 2014[edit]

Vocational education and training (VET)
VET enrolment 46
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships 1

Senior secondary outcomes 2014[edit]

Year 12 results
Senior secondary certificate awarded 68
Completed senior secondary school 72


James Cook Boys has teams in a variety of sports, including:

Regular summer grade sports: cricket, basketball, baseball, squash, table tennis, touch football, volleyball, and mini soccer

Regular winter grade sports: baseball, rugby league, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis,and Australian rules football

Regular non-grade activities: fitness, senior rec and action sports both including soccer, basketball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, touch football and special school

Associated schools[edit]

Moorefield Girls High School is considered to be the female counterpart or 'sister school' of James Cook Boys Technology High School, and has in the past engaged in prefect activities to organise a joint multicultural day. In the past these two schools have conducted combined classes in senior years (Years 11 & 12), where students will go across to the other school to participate in classes. They have also worked together in Crossroads, a 25-hour personal development and health course for years 11–12 which was a compulsory part of the HSC.

Notable students[edit]