Sydney Girls High School: An academically selective state girls’ school
School Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers All)
Principal: Ms Andrea Connell
Number of Students: 920
(Year 7-10: 150 students in each year)
(Year 11-12: 160 students in each year)
Number of Teaching Staff: 61
Number of Ancillary Staff: 11
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
Port Jackson School Education Director: Ms Louise Ferguson
State Electorate: Sydney - Mr Alex Greenwich
Federal Electorate : Wentworth - Mr Malcolm Turnbull
Sydney 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.