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St Ives High School

St Ives High School

Respect Perseverance Growth

Telephone02 9144 1689

Emailstives-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's message

St Ives High School is a proud local co-educational comprehensive government high school located in Sydney’s leafy upper north shore. The school’s drawing area covers the suburbs of St Ives, Hornsby and Mt Colah. The success of our students and the strong reputation of the school in the community have led to increased enrolment demands in recent years. We offer an established gifted and talented program, broad curriculum and opportunities in sport and performance. The school has a hearing support unit and strong multicultural programs. We have high expectations for all student and we facilitate a learning environment where each student is encouraged to work towards their personal best using a growth coaching approach. As a school we celebrate student effort and growth. Our HSC results in 2018 were the strongest we have achieved in recent years. As a school community we are working towards outstanding results again in 2019.

The school has a multicultural student body that supports and celebrates cultural diversity through its multicultural days. We offer extensive support for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Our global learning focus has enabled students to visit Spain, Italy, China, Japan, France, USA, and England in recent years. In addition, we host many visits from overseas schools. We have sister school agreements with Junten High School in Tokyo Japan, Number 54 Middle School in Tianjin China and Number 1 School in Xinyu China. In 2020 we are planning language tours to both Japan and China.

The enthusiastic and dedicated staff at St Ives High School includes teachers with experience developing curriculum, external examinations and HSC marking. We offer a broad and diverse curriculum that can be tailored to the needs of individual students. In addition, our extra curricular programs in the performing arts, dance, band, musicals and student leadership allow us to provide a well-rounded education for our students.

The school has excellent resources and support from the local community. We are lucky to have a proactive and supportive Parents and Citizens (P&C). The P&C are a strong, dynamic and very supportive parent body that enhances the operation of the school. Our school's facilities include extensive sporting and playing fields and a trade training centre that includes two commercial kitchens.  We are embarking on major infrastructure works that will see the refurbishment of our creative arts, music and industrial arts/technology teaching spaces. The works also include the building of a new stadium with multiple indoor courts and fitness labs.

We work closely with our partner primary schools, St Ives, St Ives Park and St Ives North through our stagecoach program. The program provides Year 6 students in these schools with high school experience over a school term.

If you would like a school tour please don’t hesitate to contact our School Office on 9144 1689. 

Mark Watson

mark.j.watson@det.nsw.edu.au