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Front_Of_SchoolSydney Girls High School: An academically selective state girls’ school

School Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers All)

Principal: Ms Andrea Connell

Number of Students: approximately 930
(Year 7-10: 150 students in each year)
(Year 11-12: 160-170 students in each year)

Number of Teaching Staff: 70

Number of Ancillary Staff: 16

School Hours: 8:55am - 3:20pm

Office Hours: 7.30am - 4.00pm
(Many classes and co-curricular activities occur outside these hours.)

School District: Port Jackson

State Electorate: Sydney

Federal Electorate: Wentworth

hatsSydney Girls High is the oldest academically selective state girls’ school in NSW. Students for Year 7 are selected on the basis of their performance in the state-based Selective Schools’ Test. Any vacancies that may arise in other years are filled by application.

The school has an outstanding reputation and a long record of achievement in all fields of human endeavour. Students come from all areas of Sydney and from a wide-range of socio-economic backgrounds. The special nature of the school allows gifted girls to focus on learning within a caring, challenging and culturally diverse environment.

All students are encouraged to achieve their ‘personal best’ and have the opportunity to participate in the rich co-curricular program offered by the school.

A tradition of excellent HSC results ensures that all students progress to tertiary study.