Moorebank High School

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Moorebank High School
Moorebank High School logo.png
Learn to Live
Chipping Norton, NSW
Type Academically selective, Public, Co-educational, High School
Established 1971
Principal Mr Nick Magriplis, BA (Hons), Dip Ed
Grades 7–12
Enrolment 1041 (as of 2013)
Campus Urban
Colour(s)      Maroon

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.

As a co-educational high school catering for students from Years 7 to 12, the school aims to provide a balanced educational program in a caring and happy environment. It strives to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, co-operation and consideration in which students can increasingly develop a sense of personal responsibility.

Over the years Moorebank High has built up a proud 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 innovative and exciting 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.[1]

Admissions and enrolment[edit]

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
  • Duel-library
  • Football field
  • Cricket field
  • 2 Cricket nets
  • 2 Basketball courts
  • 3 Tennis courts
  • Dance studio
  • Indoor multiplex hall & staging

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Sports
  • Inter-School Knock Out Sporting Competitions
  • Regional and State Sporting Representative Competitions
  • School Band and Choir
  • Commercial Cookery Competitions
  • Visual Arts Competition and Community Arts Project
  • Variety Evening
  • Music and Drama Productions
  • SRC
  • Interact (Community group)
  • School leadership
  • Environmental group
  • English Tutoring (DEAR)
  • Numeracy Tutoring

Academic results[edit]

Although partially a selective high school, the friendly and highly co-operative environment between non selective and selective students have contributed to academic results increasing every year in government NAPLAN literacy and numeracy tests, School Certificate Tests and the Higher School Certificate.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Quoted directly from the Moorebank High School Website

Coordinates: 33°55′33″S 150°57′30″E / 33.92583°S 150.95833°E / -33.92583; 150.95833