Hornsby Girls High School

Principal Dr Justin Briggs
Year levels 7 to 12
Enrolment numbers 730
Boarding or day day
Website whttps://hornsbygir-h.schools.nsw.gov.au
Phone 02 9476 5711
Fax 02 9482 2525
Postal address Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, 2077

Hornsby Girls High School is proud of its outstanding traditions as a public selective school whose major focus is academic excellence and nurturing all students to reach their potential. Founded in 1930 and situated in heritage buildings in central Hornsby, the school has an excellent reputation for eminent academic achievement in a caring and supportive learning environment. Our outstanding results in all external examinations – the Higher School Certificate, the School Certificate, NAPLAN and other state, national and international competitions – attest to our ongoing success. Our students feature prominently in academic merit lists and win prizes, scholarships and other awards in many subjects. The widespread use of computers and interactive whiteboards and the availability of up-to-date Science laboratories and other specialist facilities in the various subject areas ensure that modern technology plays a significant role in our teaching and learning programs. Our students are taught by highly qualified, experienced and professional staff. We celebrate the excellence of our academic achievements, but they are not the only measure of our school’s continued success. The moral, ethical and social development of our students is equally important in our role of developing well-rounded individuals who will be responsible, articulate and participatory citizens and the future leaders of our free and democratic society. Our school philosophy centres upon a holistic approach to education which embraces strong values and offers many opportunities for our girls to enjoy a well-balanced education while fully developing their diverse individual talents. Hornsby students attain the highest academic success as well as exceptional achievements in Student Leadership, the Creative and Performing Arts, Sport, Cultural Activities, Citizenship and Community Service. We provide specialist co-curricular programs in instrumental and choral music, dance, aerobics, sport, visual arts, design, languages, debating and public speaking. Many students participate in leadership programs, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, environmental projects, exchange visits with our sister schools in Japan and Germany, charitable fund-raising events and numerous other activities across many different fields. We place strong emphasis on the welfare and well-being of all our students, staff and parents, both as individuals and as a cohesive school community. We have an excellent Student Welfare Team which implements pro-active programs based upon the principles of positive psychology and resilience. Our school population consists of 48 different cultural heritages, but intercultural harmony and cooperation are significant features of our school ethos.