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Meet the school: Girraween

Are you thinking if Girraween High School is right for your child? We’re here to help! In this article, we take you through a fact sheet and an interview with a Girraween graduate. Fact Sheet: Girraween

School Type: Co-ed

Current rank: #21 in the 2019 HSC rankings

Previous rankings: #20 in 2018, #22 in 2017

Location: 110 Gilba Road Girraween NSW 2145

Selective exam mark required: 2019 minimum entry score was 225.

School highlights: Girraween High’s highlights are its sense of community and creation of well-rounded students. It aims to instil a work-life balance so that children can succeed while enjoying their childhood.

Girra Café: students are trained to operate a commercial coffee machine, providing them with great pre-employment skills and a Barista Certificate, without the cost of a barista course.

What the school takes pride in: Giving students employability skills during high school. A range of programs that develop student’s skillset, making them stand out and setting them up for success. This includes year 10’s mandatory participation in Business Week, Mock Interviews, Startsmart and Work Experience programs.

Girraween also offers a range of classes including dance, ethics, religion, and extra-curricular school activities such as dance groups and a monthly Animal Welfare Market.

Interview with a Past Student:

Introduce yourself.

My name is Nitthila. I entered Girraween in 2011 as Year 7 and graduated in 2016. Now, I’m in my final year of university studying Actuarial Studies and Commerce at UNSW.

What was it like when you first found out you made it to Girraween? I remember being super excited because I had some family friends already at Girra and they seemed to really like it!