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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Hunter Sports High School website!

Hunter Sports High School is one of the newest and most modern schools in the state, offering a unique state-of-the-art learning environment that caters for both academic and sporting excellence. The new school, completed in February 2019, was designed to meet the unique needs of our community and features the latest technology, outdoor learning spaces and symbolic cultural elements that recognise our Indigenous students and proudly diverse school community. 

As a member of the Waiyarang Community of Schools, we welcome students from local schools including Windale Public, Wiripaang Public and Mt Hutton Public Schools, as well as students from around the Hunter and Central Coast regions who come to Hunter Sports High School to participate in our Sports Academy. Our school also caters for students with special needs with four dedicated GEM Academy classes. 

Our world-class Big Picture Academy, for students from Years 8-12, offers an alternative learning model that sees students engage in their education and take responsibility for their learning by identifying and exploring their personal interests and passions. 

Our Sports Academy continues to provide elite coaching to talented athletes as well as an academic framework that enables them to reach both their academic and sporting goals. Our teams and individual athletes uphold Hunter Sports High School's proud sporting tradition, producing outstanding results across many sports at Regional, State, National and international levels.

As a member of the NSW Sports High Schools Association, our partnerships with state and national sporting bodies provide students with recognised development pathways to elite-level sport. The Newcastle Jets Academy is now based at Hunter Sports High, providing the link between school and sport with the support of elite coaching staff and our school's integrated strength and conditioning and sports science programs. 

Hunter Sports High School staff are dedicated to improving and enriching student outcomes and have a strong commitment to providing quality teaching and learning for our students. Our broad syllabus covers traditional subjects as well as a range of electives and Vocational Education Training (VET) courses. We aim to provide a learning pathway to meet the personal needs of each individual student.

Hunter Sports High School celebrates the diversity of our students, of their abilities and their backgrounds and has a strong and supportive welfare system in place. We are proud of our school community, of our active P&C and our many supporters who provide input and expertise for our sports programs and student groups. We are proud of our talented and experienced staff and our committed student leaders. Our students are very proud of their school, they feel valued, and that inspires them to do their best.

I am honoured to be the Principal of this amazing school and trust that you will find all the information you need about Hunter Sports High School on this website. 

Rachel Byrne - Principal