Birrong Girls High School

Ad Astra - To the stars

Telephone02 9644 5057

About our school

Birrong Girls' High School is a large comprehensive and culturally diverse school that places a strong emphasis on quality teaching, values and academic excellence. Our motto, ad astra (reaching for the stars) emphasises our high expectations for both teaching and learning. In acknowledgement of its achievements the school was the recipient of the Australian Government National Award for Quality Schooling.

There is strong community support and a consistent demand for places because of its reputation as a safe, caring and happy school. Most students plan for university study or TAFE at the completion of Year 12. The school offers a broad curriculum and encourages participation beyond the classroom.

Gifted and talented classes operate in Years 7 and 8 whilst opportunities to pursue excellence in the academic, sporting, technological, creative and performance areas cater for a broad spectrum of interests from Years 7 to 12. Girls have been very successful in national and state academic competitions as well as receiving awards for debating, drama, art, sport, citizenship and environmental protection. The Student Representative Council and prefects are provided with training and have distinct roles in promoting unity, raising issues and developing initiatives.

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