Rutherford Technology High School

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Rutherford Technology High School
Rutherford, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 32°42′41.4″S 151°31′53″E / 32.711500°S 151.53139°E / -32.711500; 151.53139Coordinates: 32°42′41.4″S 151°31′53″E / 32.711500°S 151.53139°E / -32.711500; 151.53139
Type Public, co-educational, secondary, day school
Motto 'I Aspire'
Established 1985
Principal Michael Whiting[1]
Enrolment Over 1200[2]
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Maroon and blue

Rutherford Technology High School is a secondary school located in Rutherford, a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The current principal is Michael Whiting (who replaced Paul Tracey in Term 3 2009), and the deputy principals are Simone Hughes and Kylie Fabri.[1] The school opened in 1985. It has a Student Representative Council containing 24 members, and had over 1200 students enrolled in 2012.[2]

Rutherford High has a limited agriculture facility, sporting facilities and a partially functioning music "laboratory". It is currently undergoing renovations throughout the entire school.[citation needed]

Rutherford High was built in 1985, at the same time and right behind its companion school, Rutherford Public. The two compete in sport programs together, use each other's facilities and both wear maroon, with a maroon fence surrounding both schools. Recently, Maitland Tutorial Centre, which was located on South Street, Telarah (South Street Public School), has relocated to a new location between the two schools. Rutherford High has also been extended as far up to the Tutorial Centre, as part of the ongoing renovations, with a renovated front office, shelter, science labs, asphalt area, hall and a new two-story classroom building that will be joined onto the old two-story building, with an elevator for students and staff in wheelchairs to get upstairs with easy access.