Port Hacking High School

Port Hacking High SchoolPort Hacking High School General School Introduction

Port Hacking High School has a proud history as the original coeducational high school in the Sutherland Shire.

Situated in an 8 hectare garden setting in Miranda, the school has a magnificent campus. The school has a strong focus in Performing pursuit of academic excellence. Students have achieved consistently outstanding results in the HSC.

We offer high standards of teaching, a structured and caring atmosphere and a huge variety of learning experiences. We set high standards of dress and behaviour.
We teach and nurture qualities such as self motivation, discipline and respect for others so that our students graduate as well rounded, confident and responsible young adults.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

  • Special programs function across the school, at all levels, by experienced and caring staff. Additional ESL support is given to international students
  • 2 Unit English (ESL) offered
  • Fundamentals of English offered in Year 11

Languages Taught

  • French, Japanese, German
  • Access to Open High School and Saturday School for other languages

Special Programs

  • Drama and dance ensembles and productions
  • Junior and senior choirs, concert, stage and jazz bands, musical productions
  • Music technology centre
  • Student Representative Council
  • Interschool sports competitions
  • Combined High Schools sport competitions
  • Australian Schools Academic Competitions, including English, Mathematics, Science, Geography and Computer Skills
  • Interschool Debating and Public Speaking Competitions
  • International student activities, including excursions and cultural exchanges

Student Support Services and Programs

  • Head teacher welfare
  • Learning support team
  • School counsellor
  • Careers adviser
  • Peer support
  • Peer tutoring
  • Year 11 and Year 12 essay writing and study skills workshops
  • Specialised reading programs

Special Facilities

  • Fully-equipped auditorium with tiered seating and orchestra pit
  • Full-size gymnasium and change rooms
  • Four computer laboratories with internet/email access
  • Drama, music and dance studios
  • State-of-the-art Library
  • Visual Arts Centre with graphics, photography and dark room facilities
  • Science and technology laboratories incorporating Industrial Arts and Home Economics areas
  • Multipurpose sports facilities, including three playing fi elds, tennis courts and basketball courts
  • Separate landscaped courtyard for senior students

HSC Results and Year 12 University/TAFE Placements:

  • 52% of HSC students scored in the top 30% of the state
  • 45 HSC courses offered, 50 vocational courses offered
  • Students seeking university and TAFE placement were well above stateaverage

Features of Local Area

  • Port Hacking High School is located 20km south of Sydney CBD and 6km inland from Cronulla in the heart of the Sutherland Shire
  • The school was named after the Port Hacking river and bay system which issituated nearby
  • Located nearby are Botany Bay and the Royal National Park
  • The school is located adjacent to Westfield Miranda, a major shopping centre, and close to public transport

Other Information

  • The school has an excellent reputation in the community. Parents and students value their place at Port Hacking High School because of our success in raising standards of achievement for all students in all areas of school life
  • Students excel in all fields of endeavour and they are regularly placed in the top ranks of the HSC
  • Our sports and performing arts programs attract talented students from all over Sydney
  • Virtually all our graduates find places in tertiary institutions, traineeships or full-time employment


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