Kirrawee High School
|Kirrawee High School|
|Type||Co-educational public high school|
|Motto||Measure by Achievement|
|Colour(s)||Previously sky blue and navy, now navy and grey|
The school was opened in 1966 and now caters for around 1,200 students, most continuing their education from three local primary schools, Gymea Bay, Grays Point and Kirrawee. The school is a Languages High School which also offers a comprehensive education in sports and in the performing arts, with musician James Morrison, who plays a concert at the school every year,a close mentor for the school's band.
The school has had consistently high academic results. In the Sutherland Cronulla Education District, Kirrawee High school was second only to the academic selective high school Caringbah High, which placed 17th.
Extra-curricular activities offered include debating and public speaking, musical and dramatic productions, the Student Council, community service, charitable collections and fund raising and many sports programs.
- Larissa Behrendt - Indigenous academic, lawyer and writer. NSW Australian of the Year 2011
- Alicia McCormack- Olympic bronze medalist, Beijing 2008 water polo and London 2012 water polo
- Chris McCormack – twice World Ironman Triathlon champion
- Kirsten Thomson – Olympic silver medalist, Sydney 2000 swimming
- Jackson Fear - Olympic archer, Atlanta 1996
- Emma Pask – jazz vocalist
- Kate Hollywood- Olympic hockey player and dual Commonwealth Games gold medalist
- Nicola Zagame- Olympic bronze medalist, London 2012 water polo
- Pauline Curby. Pictorial History Sutherland Shire. p. 121.
- "Honour roll: Australian of the Year".