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.
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.
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.
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