Ashcroft High School

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Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the high school years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 8 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science
  • technological and applied studies (TAS).

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about the curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. High school covers Stages 4 to 6.

  • Stage 4 includes Years 7 and 8.
  • Stage 5 includes Years 9 and 10.
  • Stage 6 includes Years 11 and 12.

Homework centre

The Homework Centre started in week 2 of term 1 this year and will continue to run throughout the year. The homework centre runs in the school library from Monday to Thursday:

  • Monday: 3:00 — 4:30pm.
  • Tuesday: 2:30 — 4:00pm.                                                          
  • Wednesday: 3:00 — 4:30pm.
  • Thursday: 3:00 — 4:30pm.

All students are welcome to come to the homework centre to do their homework, work on assessment tasks or study for examinations. Students are reminded that the homwork centre is a quiet, calm and productive place to do some school work, not a place to be loud or play computer games.

The homework centre is run by Ms Purcell who is there to assist where possible with homework or proof reading your work.

The school provides a fresh fruit cup for each student for afternoon tea which have been a delicious snack for everyone to enjoy.

Students have access to the photocopier (10cents per page) black ink printer (free) and a colour printer (20 cents per page). Students can also borrow books during this time.

Students must have a signed permission note to attend the homework centre, the notes are available in the library. If a student needs to leave the homework centre early, they must have a signed note stating what time they need to leave. Students can attend as many time as they like in a week.

We encourage all students to come to the homework centre and take advantage of the additional time and help avaialble to them.

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