Park Way Ave, Hamilton NSW 2303   More schools in postcode 2303
Phone   4969 3177
Fax       4961 2912

Newcastle High School is a large, comprehensive school in the centre of Newcastle. It has strong links with its local community and active past student associations. Past and present students have contributed to a tradition of high academic achievement. The school has a strong heritage tradition and also reflects the diversity and strength of the city and region in its multicultural make-up. The school caters for a wide variety of students and provides a breadth of curriculum to cater for student needs. It aims to provide opportunities for all students to achieve a credential at the end of their schooling that will allow them the best choices for their future. One of the most significant features of the school is its promotion of tolerance and good citizenship among students within a caring and inclusive school environment. The school has a student population of over thirty nationalities which includes students who are recent arrivals from countries experiencing war. The school has a highly developed pastoral care program that assists all students with their learning, behavioural and social needs. This is facilitated by a head teacher, welfare, full-time school counsellor and year advisers who provide a network of caring for students. A learning support team has been established to oversee areas of student needs. The school employs additional year advisors from the global budget to support student welfare. The school's fully comprehensive and socially responsive program has encouraged enrolment into the school from well beyond its local zone.

School Email newcastle-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au  
School Website www.newcastle-h.schools.nsw.edu.au  
Type of School Secondary Schools  
Enrolments 965  
Region Hunter / Central Coast  

Support classes offered by this school

  • Students with a Range of Disabilities with Similar Support Needs
  • Students with Mild Intellectual Disability

Students with disability and additional learning and support needs

The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities support students with disability and additional learning and support needs in public schools in a range of ways. This may include specialist support classes for students in regular and special schools; the Integration, Funding Support program which provides targeted funding for eligible students; and learning and support resourcing. Every regular public school in NSW receives a specialist teacher allocation and flexible funding based on the size of the school and the learning needs of their students.

You can discuss your child's learning needs and planning for their personalised learning and support with the principal of your child's school. For more information about the full range of support services in NSW public schools go to Disability, Learning & Support.

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