Sefton High School
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|Sefton High School|
|Type||Government Coeducational Partially Selective Secondary|
|Motto||Sincerity, Scholarship, Service|
|Principal||S. M. Coombes|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue and black.|
Sefton High School is a partially selective high school in Sefton, Sydney, Australia. It is a full day, co-educational secondary school, and is a public school operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.
Sefton High School has some extracurricular activities including sport (e.g. "Dance Troupe"), the vocal group, debating and history debating. Recreational sports offered throughout the year incorporate: yoga, theatre sports, soccer, volleyball, basketball, bocci-lawn bowls, ten pin bowling, chess, mini-tennis, table tennis, lawn tennis, dance and swimming.
In the lower four grades (years 7 through to 10), approximately half of the students are selected by an entrance examination ("selective"), while the other half are accepted by virtue of local residency ("community"). However, in years 11 and 12, the two streams are not differentiated.
Sefton High School received its first students on 30 January 1961. It was at first planned as "Chester Hill High School". The plan was changed, however, and eventually a separate, non-selective school was established in the nearby suburb of Chester Hill. From the beginning, Sefton High School featured a large diversity in the origin of its students.
The school grounds cover almost an entire block along Hector Street. In addition, there is a hall/gymnasium, an industrial arts building, a canteen and 6 major classroom blocks. In 2005 a new building was opened. It contains a Library, including a computer room and a multi-media room, four classrooms and an administration area.
In addition to the gymnasium, sports facilities include outdoor basketball courts, a football field, netball courts, volleyball courts and various playing areas.
- Leslie La, motivational speaker and stand up comedian. Also, an avid reteller of war stories. However, the premises of said war stories are sometimes questionable.
- Professor Robert Bartels, head of School of Economics and former head of School of Business, University of Sydney.
- Terry Lamb, former rugby league player for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
- Stevie Wright, The Easybeats vocalist
- George Young, The Easybeats guitarist
- Graham Goddard, Bankstown Local Business proprietor
- Sabrina Houssami, Miss World Australia 2006
- Rebecca Rippon, Water Polo player and Bronze Medal Olympian
SRC Talent Quest
The SRC talent quest is held every year in term two. Heats are held before hand in weeks prior to week 10. The finals are held on the last day of term during the last period.