St George Girls High School

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St George Girls High School
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French: Dieu Et Droit
God and Right
Location
Kogarah, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°57′32″S 151°8′9″E / 33.95889°S 151.13583°E / -33.95889; 151.13583Coordinates: 33°57′32″S 151°8′9″E / 33.95889°S 151.13583°E / -33.95889; 151.13583
Information
Type Selective, public, single-sex, day school
Established 1916
Principal Betty Romeo
Gender Girls
Enrolment ~935 (7-12)[1]
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Red, Navy Blue & White             
Website

St George Girls High School is an academically selective, public high school for girls, located in Kogarah, a Southern Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1916 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, the school currently caters for approximately 935 students from Years 7 to 12.[1] For first year entry, students must sit the Selective High Schools Test and are offered admission into the school based on academic merit.

Annual events[edit]

St George Girls High School

Important annual events on the St George calendar include:

  • Swimming Carnival held at Bexley Pool
  • The Walkathon
  • Athletics Carnival, held at Sylvania Athletics Track
  • SRC week
  • Drama Night, showcasing the talents of Drama students
  • Senior Drama Night, showcasing talents of Year 12 Drama
  • 'Inspired' - textiles and design fashion parade
  • The Summer Music Festival in conjunction with the Multicultural Food Festival
  • Gala Music festival
  • SRC Dance (STHS)
  • The "Listen" concerts, which include the Stage Band, Orchestra and Concert Band
  • The "Sing" concerts, which comprise the Vocal Ensemble and the Singing Tutorial girls

Organisations[edit]

The School has three school organisations which provide support to the school.

  • P & C Association: St George Girls High School Parents & Citizens' Association takes an active interest in the welfare and education of students. When possible, they have a guest speaker.
  • St Georgians: The St Georgians is the association for ex-students of the school to meet regularly.

In addition to these organisations, the St George Girls High School has an active Student Representative Council (SRC). Students from each year elect representatives from their class to represent them at SRC meetings. The SRC consists of four year 11 students selected by the students of the school.

In the past, the SRC has participated in charities such as Daffodil Day, Jeans for Genes day and Pink Ribbon day as well as fundraising activities such as the Walkathon, Gelato Days and Mufti Days. Money raised from school fundraising activities is used for improvements within the school. Recent SRC projects include planting of trees for shade, purchasing teaching resources in the school and providing additional seating arrangements around the school quadrangles.

Associated schools[edit]

Although St George Girls High School is an all-girls school, Sydney Technical High School is often referred to as its male counterpart. Being the 'Brother School' of St George Girls High School, Sydney Technical High School often engages in joint SRC fundraising activities. Examples of these include SRC school dances, the St George vs. Sydney Tech netball game during SRC week, as well as P&C meetings.

Notable alumnae[edit]

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