Peel High School

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Peel High School
Peel High crest. Source: hs.html (New South Wales Board of Studies website, Peel Portal)
Tamworth, New South Wales
Coordinates 31°5′55.54″S 150°53′35.49″E / 31.0987611°S 150.8931917°E / -31.0987611; 150.8931917Coordinates: 31°5′55.54″S 150°53′35.49″E / 31.0987611°S 150.8931917°E / -31.0987611; 150.8931917
Type public, co-educational, secondary, day school
Motto Caring and Being Responsible for Our Futures
Established 1976
Principal Bill Campbell
Enrolment ~500 (7-12)[1]
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Green and yellow         

Peel High School is a co-educational, public high school, located in Tamworth, a city in the northwest region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1976, the school is a rural comprehensive high school with a focus on technology, enrolling 500 students from Year 7 to 12.[1]

Peel High School is a school of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), and prepares students for the School Certificate (Year 10), and the Higher School Certificate (Year 12).


Established in 1976, Peel High School was named after Sir Robert Peel, a British politician at the time of the discovery of the Tamworth region, by British settlers in Australia. On the first of February 1977, Peel High School occupied its temporary premises at the rear of Hillvue Public School in demountable buildings while permanent buildings were being constructed at the Gunnedah road site.


The school provides a broad curriculum, with links to the community, parents, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), local businesses and local government schools.[1]

It has three special needs classes, Aboriginal education, and is responsible for the offsite annex, Tamworth Tutorial Centre, which caters for students from local schools with conduct disorders.[1]


Period Principal
1977 – 1980 Mr Jeff Lee
1981 – 1983 Mr Allen J Smee
1984 – 1985 Mr Lee
1986 – 2000 Dr Ray Dart[2]
2001 – 2004 Mr Gregory Hyde
2005 – 2007 Mr Mark Hewitt
2007 – 2017 Mr Bill Campbell
2017 - Present Mr Patrick Sullivan (temp)


Peel High School has had success over many years with the breeding of Suffolk Sheep and Angus Cattle along with poultry breeding and showing.[3] The school is a registered breeder of Suffolk Sheep,[4] and has won first prizes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show including Grand Champion Ram, Grand Champion Ewe, Champion Schools Exhibit and most successful school.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Peel High School". School Locator. New South Wales Public Schools. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Ray Dart". People directory. LinkedIn Corporation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  3. ^ "The Belgian Bantam Club Of Australia". 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Suffolk Breeders – ACT & New South Wales" (PDF). Registered Breeders in Each State. Suffolk Sheep Society of Australia. 2007. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Peel High School Annual School Report 2010". Retrieved 2012-10-23. 

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