Riverside Girls High School

Riverside Girls High School Introduction

Riverside Girls High School has a strong history of academic excellence, experienced staff, and a comprehensive curriculum. The school curriculum includes studies in the key learning areas across Years 7-10 and a wide range of programs at School Certificate and Higher School Certificate level.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

  • Special ESL programs are taught throughout the school at all levels by experienced and caring staff, led by an ESL coordinator and ESL student welfare coordinator
  • Small-group tutorial support is available for senior students

Languages Taught

  • Years 9-10 electives: French, German, Italian
  • French, German, Italian and Spanish are offered in senior school
  • Japanese Beginners, Continuers and Extension through the Open High School
  • Chinese and Korean Background Speakers are available at the Saturday School of Community Languages

Special Programs

  • Extensive leadership and participation programs
  • Gifted and talented program
  • Instrumental music (variety of ensembles and concerts)
  • Interschool and intraschool sporting competitions
  • Interschool debating and public speaking competitions
  • Multimedia and information technology

Student Support Services and Programs

  • Overseas student contact persons
  • Full-time student welfare coordinator for each of the six years
  • School counsellor
  • Careers resource centre
  • Student Representative Council
  • School nurse

Special Facilities

  • Mobile laptop labs are being introduced to take computers to general classrooms
  • Well-equipped science and technology laboratories
  • Nine computer laboratories with internet access
  • New multimedia centre
  • Well-equipped library with internet access
  • Performing arts centre
  • Art centre with graphics photography and darkroom facilities
  • Instrumental music centre
  • Multipurpose sports complex incorporating basketball, netball, table-tennis, volleyball, badminton, and gymnastics
  • Extensive ovals and well-maintained grounds and gardens
  • HSC student study room

HSC Results and Year 12 University/TAFE Placements:

  • 20 students achieved a UAI over 90 with the dux scoring a UAI of 99.65
  • There were 69 mentions in the merit lists for distinguished achievement (over 90%) and 263 band 5 results (80- 89%) from the 145 students who were studying the full-time or part-time HSC
  • ESL English results were 10+ marks above the state average
  • 70% of students were offered university, TAFE or other tertiary places

Features of Local Area

  • Gladesville is a cosmopolitan and multicultural suburb located 10kms west of the centre of Sydney
  • The school is close to a major shopping centre and is adjacent to a large park as well as the scenic Parramatta River

Other Information

  • It is strong in creative arts and has several concert bands, ensembles, and choir, as well as drama and musical productions
  • A large number of new students from private schools, interstate, and overseas enrol in Year 11 each year


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