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Picnic Point High School

Picnic Point High School

Knowledge is Life

Telephone02 9772 1700

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

Principal's Message

Picnic Point High School was established in 1962. This year the student population consists of 1020 students with a teaching staff of 75 teachers.  We offer a very diverse curriculum while still maintaining a strong, nurturing student welfare program focused on engaging students in their learning, in a culture of support and high expectation.

The school has an outstanding and proud reputation in the community for providing quality education with a caring and well-disciplined environment.  Our school strives to create a dynamic learning environment that encourages all students to achieve their personal best and become responsible, informed young members of society.

Our school's image in the community is enhanced by students' exemplary achievements in external examinations including NAPLAN and in the Higher School Certificate.  The wide range of students' sporting achievements also contributes to the strong reputation of the school.

There has also been a long standing Performing Arts tradition and extra-curricular Music, Dance and Drama continue to be both very popular and successful programs at Picnic Point High School.

The school has upgraded its facilities and teaching resources (due to the assistance of the State and Federal Governments and the generosity of a very active and supportive Parents and Citizens Association). Our facilities and resources include:

  • connected classrooms technology enabling video conferencing;
  • Interactive Whiteboards;
  • 6 refurbished Science Laboratories;
  • a 21st Century learning space (Mezzanine level in the library);
  • a ICT learning space (Mezzanine level in the library);
  • a designated learning centre for individual student assistance;
  • library refurbishment to coincide with the creation of 21st Century learning spaces;
  • tablets in library, science, special education and visual arts faculties;
  • chromebooks in the library and special education;
  • Probooks in the CAPA faculty;
  • an afternoon tutorial program staffed by teachers;
  • a music practice room;
  • a specialised dance room;
  • a specialised drama room;
  • a commercial kitchen;
  • a commercial coffee machine for VET hospitality (food & beverage);
  • an international sized sporting gymnasium;
  • a weights/fitness centre;
  • outdoor basketball courts;
  • an AstroTurf futsal court;
  • an amphitheatre, and
  • a 25 seater school bus.

The Parents and Citizens Association and School Council support the school in partnership with teachers to collaboratively and positively influence the future directions of the school.

We strongly believe the positive interpersonal relations are the single most important ingredient in our successful school. Students, parents, visitors to the school and teachers comment on the very positive, sociable, friendly and warm atmosphere. You cannot mandate such a feeling. It is the soul and culture of our school and is the product of talented students, supportive parents and committed quality teachers learning and working together to enhance student outcomes.

I wish all students the very best in academic achievement and personal growth this year.

As Principal, I am looking forward to a successful year in which the whole school community works together in the pursuit of excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Sharon Byron
Principal