Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

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

Principal's Message

Welcome to the Hunter Sports High School website!

Hunter Sports High School offers a unique learning environment that caters for both academic and sporting excellence. 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 Talented Sports Program.

Our school also caters for students with special needs with a dedicated Support Unit for 38 students, as well as a world-class Big Picture Academy which has expanded this year to include students from Year 8 through to Year 12. Our senior class will be studying for their HSC via a compacted curriculum model which is delivered online with staff and students from the Cooks Hill Big Picture Campus. It is exciting to see our students engaged and taking responsibility for their learning by identifying and exploring their personal interests and passions.

Our Talented Sports Program 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. In 2016 three of our teams were State Champions, 62 students represented NSW and 23 students represented Australia in their chosen sport.

The staff of Hunter Sports High School 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 all individual students.

It is certainly an exciting time to be a student here with the redevelopment of the school now well underway. The school upgrade, due to be completed by January 2019, will provide predominantly new buildings incorporating the latest energy efficiency, ecological sustainability and IT practices. The design includes new classrooms and learning spaces; visual arts and science labs; woodwork, metalwork and food technology rooms; library, performance and canteen facilities; administration and training facilities.

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. I am very proud to be part of Hunter Sports High School and trust that you will find all the information you need about the school on our website. 

Rachel Byrne

Principal