Talk:List of government schools in New South Wales

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I have devised a table that lists the school's name, the suburb or town where the school is located, the grades that it teaches and a link to the school's website. I feel that this is better than just listing the school's name. So far I have used it on the schools beginning with Y and Z.

As can be seen, most of the government schools are named "suburb (or town) name Public/High School", with the suburb or town name being where the school is located. So in most cases the table will read "Suburb Public School | Suburb", however not all schools names contain where they are located eg, Fort Street High School, this is where the location is valuable. The school years are important as not all government high schools are the traditional 7-12 high school. Finally, the website. As most of the schools listed here, especially the primary schools, will never become an article (at least not in the immediate future), a link to their website I feel is satisfactory.

In doing this I have removed the year the school was established. If there is a consensus that the year the school was founded should be included then I'm happy to concede. However, this information can be difficult to attain.

At the moment, this lists only the government schools. I'm compiling a list of all the non-government schools in my sandbox, using this table form. The table form is needed especially for the non-government school due to a range of different grades taught and only a very low percent contain their location within their name.

Please add any thoughts or comments -- Ianblair23 01:50, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Looks great to me. Now if only we had it for Victoria. Although I do like the inclusion of the founding year - I think it is useful, if it can be found. Ambi 06:53, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Anyone notice how there are a few non-government schools on this list eg. St Pius X Soundabuser 01:48, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Added 1979 to woodland road public schools first year. (PAuLw1985 22:29, 10 December 2006 (UTC))

Nice work![edit]

Wow, this page is looking great! I can't wait til every letter has been tabulated. Megan102 00:18, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I'm going to try and complete the list but will take some time. Also just an idea to make the list smaller is to break it up into new pages say one for High Schools, the other for Public ect? Bidgee (talk) 16:26, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

This list[edit]

Has been mentioned at Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians'_notice_board/Archive_29#Behemoths SatuSuro 00:48, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Tabulation Finished[edit]

I've tabulated the rest of the page. I found a way to do it systematically using a number of programs - I sure as hell didn't do it school by school in the browesr! :P That would've taken forever! Anyway, I haven't added any information to the table, so for now, it's full of question marks! I don't plan to either, actually. :P

I think this article is way too long, though. I reckon it should be split into primary schools and high schools, for easier reading. (talk) 10:33, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Good idea. What about List of Government high schools in Sydney and List of Government public schools in regional New South Wales? Just an idea but it could be also be flawed. Bidgee (talk) 10:38, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
I think it could be split into primary schools and high schools, and then within those two articles maybe have a further two sections of metro and regional - but this would be a painstakingly long task! Someone would have to go through EVERY single school and cut and paste it into its new section! Any volunteers...!? :P We should probably get a few of us to do it - it would speed things up! I'll do Q. :) (talk) 11:26, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


Please This is presently the longest article on Wikipedia - it's over 300 kb and so it may not even display in some browsers. Since the standard goal for an article's size is about a tenth of that, this should probably be split into List of Government schools in New South Wales (A-M) and List of Government schools in New South Wales (N-Z) at least, and probably more like a half-dozen articles. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 01:07, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Done! Happy editing--Finalnight (talk) 02:15, 27 June 2008 (UTC)