St Johns Park High School

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St Johns Park High School
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Know First Yourself
Location
Sydney, NSW
Australia
Information
Type Public, Secondary School
Established 1978
Principal Susan French
Grades 7–12
Number of students Approx. 1300
School colour(s) Blue Yellow
Website

St Johns Park High School also known within the school as SJPHS, is a comprehensive state school within a suburb of Fairfield in Sydney, Australia. It opened in 1978 and has a population of over 1,250 students. In 2002, the student population reached 1,238. The school is located at Mimosa Road. St Johns Park High School is a large co-educational school which is rich in a range of diverse cultures.[1]

In 2005, the senior students' HSC results were impressive, when 26 students achieved a score of either ninety or above out of one hundred in over forty-four subjects. Subsequently St Johns Park High School came second on the list of top HSC scoring schools in the area of Fairfield City, following first place Sefton High School, who have been unofficially disregarded for being a selective school...[2]

St Johns Park High School, among its fellow high schools, is known for its strict uniform. Michael Juchau, St Johns Park High School's principal for ten years (1997–2007), was adamant in taking pride in the St Johns' uniform and Ms. French, St Johns Park's newest principal did not disappoint, being one of the leaders of the Canberra uniform movement. St Johns Park High School also has a tremendous reputation within the district, which has developed over a number of years for providing outstanding levels of educational services. [2]

In early 2008 the school announced that a new motto: Safe Respectful Learners would also be used alongside the original motto, Know First Yourself. Banners with the new motto present on them can be seen around school grounds. However many students dislike the new motto and feel that the original motto is more honourable.

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St Johns Park High school has dominated in the sport of table tennis in the NSW State for fifteen years led by their coach Mr D Ho. Not only have they gained success in the state level but also at the National level, taking out the Australian Schools Open Boys title and also the Australia Schools Intermediate Girls title. This was a tremendous achievement and table tennis is highly regarded by the students at the school. [3]

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Coordinates: 33°52′S 150°53′E / 33.867°S 150.883°E / -33.867; 150.883