South Sydney High School

South Sydney High School General School Introduction

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

  • Special ESL classes are available in every year
  • ESL is taught in small groups for the HSC

Languages Taught

  • French and Spanish
  • International students are able to study their first language at the SaturdaySchool of Community Languages or the Open High School

Special Programs

  • Academic extension classes
  • Mathematics, economics, computing, business studies, and science competitions
  • Rotary youth enrichment program
  • School bands
  • Chess and debating competitions
  • Extensive range of sports

Student Support Services and Programs

  • Two school counsellors
  • Head teacher welfare
  • Year advisers
  • Peer mediation

Special Facilities

  • Multimedia laboratory
  • Three computer laboratories and four mini-laboratories
  • Commercial kitchen for hospitality
  • Drama studio
  • Gymnasium

HSC Results and Year 12 University/TAFE Placements

  • 16% of students gained a UAI of 90 or above
  • 98% of students who applied, gained university places

Features of Local Area

  • South Sydney High School is easy to access by bus from the city or Rockdale
  • It is within walking distance of the shopping centres of Maroubra Junction and Eastgardens
  • It is an easy walk to Maroubra Beach, and students are able to choose surfing and beach fitness for school sports

Other Information


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