Moorebank High School
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|Moorebank High School|
|Chipping Norton, NSW
|Type||Academically selective, Public, Co-educational, High School|
|Motto||Learn to Live|
|Enrolment||1041 (as of 2013)|
Moorebank High School is a partially academically selective, Public, co-educational, high school, located in Chipping Norton, a suburb in the Liverpool district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It used to be in Moorebank until suburb borders changed.
Established in 1971 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, the school currently caters for approximately 1041 students from Years 7 to 12.
Planning for Moorebank High School began in 1971 to meet the needs of the Moorebank, Hammondville and Chipping Norton growth areas. It wasn’t until the May holidays of 1975 however that the school was ready to be occupied. At the beginning of term two staff and students moved into the present school premises, with Mr. B.T. O'Donnell as the founding School Principal. In June 1985, to coincide with the opening of the school tennis courts, the school was officially opened by the then Minister of Education, Mr. R.M. Cavalier.
Over the years Moorebank High has built up a record of academic, sporting, performing arts and student leadership achievement. The school is a leader in the area of technology with five computing laboratories allowing learning programs to be developed for students. School musicals and Expo evenings are a feature of the school. In 2010 Moorebank High School became a partially selective high school.
Admissions and enrolment
Total enrolment in junior years (7-10) is approximately 180 students, and around 200 in senior years (11-12). Total number of enrolments is 1041 students.
The school is partially selective, meaning it is divided into selective and comprehensive classes. Those who want to enrol in the comprehensive classes will just enrol normally, like in most other high schools
Admission into selective classes in Year 7 is determined upon results in a Statewide examination known as the Selective High Schools Test. Entry into vacant places in later stages is based on a reserve list and other criteria, mainly reports from previous years. The school also has a Support Unit through which students with intellectual disabilities receive extra support and lessons designed to equip them for active participation in the wider community upon graduation. These students are also encouraged to take part in all aspects of school life and are an integral part of the school community.
- 6 Laboratories
- 3 Industrial kitchens
- 2 Wood-work studios
- 2 Metal-work studios
- Recording studio
- Photographic darkroom
- Football field
- Cricket field
- 2 Cricket nets
- 2 Basketball courts
- 3 Tennis courts
- Dance studio
- Indoor multiplex hall & staging
- Quoted directly from the Moorebank High School Website