Muirfield High School
|Muirfield High School|
|North Rocks, New South Wales
|Type||Public, Secondary, Co-educational, Day school|
|Colour(s)||Green & Purple|
Established in 1976 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Muirfield is a non-selective school catering for approximately 738 students from Years 7 to 12.
A defining feature of the school is its agricultural program run out of the Barclay farm. Muirfield has run an agricultural display at the Castle Hill Show since 1992. In 2006 the school won the award for "Best School Display". Issues arising from drought resulted in the School withdrawing from the show in 2007. In 2010 Muirfield High School was invited to participate in the first Sydney Royal Easter Show Schools Fruit and Vegetable Display, where the school was awarded 2nd place. Muirfield High School was invited back to compete, representing the Western District, in 2011 and 2012 with the school being awarded 1st place both years for their innovative designs that both engaged and reflected the current agricultural climate.
The school often participates in Rock Eisteddfod. In 2003, the school won the Small Schools division of the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.
Muirfield High School opened in 1976 as a comprehensive, co-educational high school. Its founding principal Ray Stanton set up a very different kind of school with no uniform, no bells (except to mark the end of breaks), no formal roll call classes and no formal assemblies. His education theory was to treat students as adults, in an attempt to prepare them for life. However, the school has moved away from these ideas since Mr. Stanton's retirement.
In 1989, the school was identified as one of twenty-six Technology High Schools in New South Wales, becoming one of the first Public schools in New South Wales to introduce computers into the curriculum. The aim of the 'Technology High School' was to produce "technologically-literate people" and to give an advantage to students who are seeking a career in computing or technology-based industries.
Muirfield High school is located on a single campus, situated in suburban North Rocks. It is bordered by two main roads, the M2 motorway and Barclay Road, a major thoroughfare for the North West part of Sydney.
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