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About BHHS

Baulkham Hills High School is a public school located in Baulkham Hills, a North Western suburb of Sydney , Australia . It is a selective high school and selection into Year 7 is based on performance in the state wide Selective High Schools Entrance Examination held mid-year for Year 6 students.

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented students including a wide range of courses in Year 12 focusing towards academic excellence with emphasis towards continuation to tertiary education and studying towards professional areas.

Baulkham Hills High School opened in 1971. The school colours are green and gold - the colours of Australia . The school motto "Persevere" , reminds us that to succeed, determination and effort are required. The orange depicted on the school crest signifies that the area was once one of the main orange producing areas of Sydney and the school in fact located on an old orange orchard.

There are four houses in the school named after prominent early settlers of the district; Hughes, Macdougall, Meehan and Suttor. The school became selective in 1990.

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Principal's Message

Baulkham Hills High School is a selective school providing an educationally enriched environment for academically gifted students. Entry is by a competitive, public exam taken mid-year in the last year of primary school. Progress at Baulkham Hills High School depends on a willingness to pursue excellence in studies. Students should find satisfaction and enjoyment from working at levels in keeping with their ability, and have a strong desire to participate in a vigorous scholastic, cultural and sporting program.

The results of Baulkham Hills High School students in the Higher School Certificate and School Certificate have been outstanding, making it one of the top schools in New South Wales . There are 1,130 students who come from most of the northern suburbs of Sydney .

 

 

Being such a large school, a wide choice of subjects is available. In the senior years, students must study English and Mathematics and then select from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Ancient History, Modern History, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Legal Studies, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Engineering Science, Visual Arts, French, German, Japanese, Food Technology, Music, Drama, PD/Health/PE, Accounting, Studies in Religion and Photography.

 

 

 

Students are encouraged to be actively involved in extra-curricular activities and sport. Extra-curricular activities include, Duke of Edinburgh Award, National English, Mathematics, Science and Economics Competitions, Debating and Public Speaking, Young Achievers, Gymnastics Club, Dance Group, Chess Club, Equestrian Club, School Bands and Ensembles, Choir, Variety Night, Herald Young Writers Competition, Photography, Tournament of Minds, Literary Society, Stream-watch, Solar Energy Club, Shakespeare Festival. The school has an excellent tradition of sporting achievements. Wednesday afternoon is sport afternoon and inter-school grade sport is available along with recreation sports.

 

 

 

The school has won the Zone Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country Carnivals this year. The Boys Tennis Team are the N.S.W. champions and the Girls Cross-Country Team have represented Australia in competitions in Latvia and Turkey .

J.A Fugaccia

 

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HSC Results

A Brief Overview

The school presented 180 candidates for the 2002 HSC. In addition, 21 students from Year 11 sat for Economics as accelerated candidates, one Year 11 student sat for Swedish and one sat for Software Design.

Students gained 555 placements on the Distinguished Achievers list produced by the Board of Studies in recognition of their award of greater than 90% in a course. This amounted to more than 46% of all examination results and was the second largest total for any school in the state.

120 results in Advanced English were in excess of 90%. This represented the second largest school total in the state. 176 results in Mathematics were in the same category and, once again, was the second largest such group in the State.

38 students gained in excess of 90% in courses which amounted to 10 or more units and will receive the Premier’s Award for this outstanding all round achievement. Once again, only one school in the state exceeded this total.

17 students gained places in the “top 20” lists in7 different courses. Particularly noteworthy was the placement of 6 students on the Advanced English list.

Of the 21 Year 11 students who studied accelerated Economics, the average mark gained was 93%. Two students from the class, Tristan Hardy and Cecilia Chi, were placed equal 2nd in the state.

One student, Alice Lam, gained a UAI of 100.00, while a further 4 gained 99.95.

38 students gained a UAI in excess of 99.00 and of these, 27 exceeded 99.50.

Over the whole cohort, the median UAI was 97.60.

The school has been notified by 30 January, that Daniel Nguyen (Information Systems), Shamindra Shotriya (Actuarial Studies), Shasheen Jayaweera (Accounting) and Hardik Dalal (Actuarial Studies) have all received Coop Scholarships from the UNSW for 2003.

Felicity Chandler was successful in gaining a scholarship from Macquarie University .

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Annual Report

Please click here to download the Annual Report for 2002

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Enrolment Procedure

Procedures for application into a selective high school

YEAR 7

Application packages for Year 7 entry to Selective High Schools normally become available at the beginning of March. These packages are issued by the Selective Schools Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training by the local primary schools.  Forms can also be picked up from the office, or a stamped self-addressed envelope sent to Baulkham Hills High School.

Application forms are sent directly to the Selective Schools Unit and parents are informed of the date of the exam.

The Selective Schools Unit will inform parents as to which school their child has been accepted.

The School does not decide who will gain enrolment.  Correspondence should therefore be with the Selective Schools Unit (9707 6262 ).

The test will be held on June 12th in 2003

YEARS 8 – 10

Application packages for Grades 8 – 12 become available at the end of June. 

Application packages may be picked up at the School, or alternatively, a large stamped self-addressed envelope may be sent to the school.

These packages must be completed with the relevant information and returned to the school by the specified date.

There will be no special entrance examination for entry into the year 2002. 

The school will contact applicants with the results of the application near the end of Term 3, or the beginning of Term 4. 

At this stage you will be provided with more detailed enrolment procedures.

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