Sydney Secondary College

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Sydney Secondary College
Sydney Secondary College (emblem).gif
Leichhardt, Balmain & Glebe, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°52′30″S 151°11′17″E / 33.87500°S 151.18806°E / -33.87500; 151.18806Coordinates: 33°52′30″S 151°11′17″E / 33.87500°S 151.18806°E / -33.87500; 151.18806
Type Public, partially selective, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Quality, Opportunity, Diversity
Established 2002
Principal Judy Kelly
Enrolment ~2,000
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Black, White & Blue

Sydney Secondary College is a college of three high schools campuses operating in Sydney's Inner-West.


The three campuses that make up Sydney Secondary College are:

Students who enrol at either of the Balmain or Leichhardt Campuses usually continue to senior secondary school at the Blackwattle Bay Campus.


The college was formed in 2002, after a plan for revitalisation of public education in the inner-city was introduced. The three pre-existing independent high schools were linked to form Sydney Secondary College. Facilities across the three campuses were renovated.

Starting from 2005, Leichhardt and Balmain became junior campuses (years 7-10), with an emphasis on middle schooling. Blackwattle Bay, formerly Glebe High School, became the specialist senior campus (11-12), being able to offer one of the widest curriculum choices in Sydney.

Leichhardt, while formerly the smallest school in NSW (in terms of area) has now expanded with a sporting oval, at the cost of A$6 million.


Sport is compulsory for years 7-11 and is held on Tuesday afternoons. The junior Campuses have a strong sporting tradition and a friendly rivalry. If a student in years 7-10 decides not to participate in a grade sport, they can choose recreational sport, which consists of a mix of all sports. . Various all-college events are held throughout the year, including the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals, and Gala Days.[1] Blackwattle is on the waterfront, which allows students the opportunity to undertake rowing, dragonboat racing and kayaking as extracurricular activities.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Renuga Veeran - Australian representative to the 2012 Olympics in badminton[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sport & physical activity". Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "London 2012 - Renuga Veeran Athlete Profile". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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