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Picnic Point High School

Picnic Point High School

Knowledge Is Life

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Principal's Message

Picnic Point High School was established in 1962. 

Currently, there are approximately 850 students with a staff of 90 including teaching and non-teaching staff.  Our school offers a diverse curriculum while maintaining a strong, nurturing student welfare program focused on engaging students within a culture of support and high expectations.

Our school has an outstanding and proud reputation in the community for providing quality education within a caring and well-disciplined environment.  All staff strive 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.  Our school also excels in a wide range of sports including soccer, cricket, touch football, netball and water polo. Additionally the school holds the regional trophies for swimming and athletics. 

The school has had major building upgrades in 2022 to the administration building and a new L block (TAS and CAPA) through state and federal funding designed and managed by NSW DoE infrastructure.

We are also fortunate to have a generous and active Parents and Citizens Association who have continued to improve our facilities and resources to further support our students including our new STEM programs.

Strategic use of school funds have improved programs and facilities including:

  • Wi-Fi upgrade to support BYOD 
  • 75" Interactive Panelboard 5 year plan for all classrooms;
  • a designated learning centre for individual student assistance;
  • an afternoon tutorial program staffed by teachers;
  • specialist music practice rooms;
  • specialised drama and dance rooms;
  • a commercial kitchen;
  • a commercial coffee machine for VET hospitality (food & beverage);
  • senior deck area;
  • an international sized sporting gymnasium;
  • a weights/fitness centre;
  • outdoor basketball courts;
  • an AstroTurf futsal court;
  • an amphitheatre, and
  • a 25 seater school bus.

We strongly believe that 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 and wellbeing.

Sharon Byron