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Good Men Good Relationships Program

Good Men Good Relationships Program

On Thursday 24th November, in recognition of White Ribbon Day, and boys education, South Sydney High held their "Good Men Good Relationships Program Day". It was without doubt a highlight of this year's Beacon and Opportunity events. Our male students workshopped with men from the corporate world who revealed strategies and experiences that taught how to become better more effective men and leaders. Police Officer Rachel Martin was most impressive with her presentation on domestic violence and we thank both police officers that attended along... Read more

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Mathematics CAT competition award

National Mathematics Competition Success

Earlier in the year 27 students from our Years 7 and 8 enrichment classes participated in this year's Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Competition with 60% receiving a credit or higher result. The CAT Competition is run by the Australian Mathematics Trust, which is a national body that fosters excellence in Mathematics among school students. The competition provides a unique experience for all students. They encounter many problems that require skills beyond the curriculum and is part of the enrichment program in Mathematics at... Read more

Juan and his artwork

HSC Artexpress Selection

Congratulations to Juan Toro Urriago on the selection of his HSC Visual Arts Body of Work for Artexpress 2017. We are delighted to announce that Juan's HSC Visual Arts Body of Work has been selected for ARTEXPRESS in 2017. His work titled: 'A moment of pain worth a lifetime of Glory' will be displayed at the following venue(s). Moree Plains Gallery Grafton Regional Gallery Details of exhibition venues and dates can be found on the ARTEXPRESS website: This is an outstanding achievement for a... Read more

Logan Ingle with his Young Writer's Award

Young Writers Award

Congratulations to Logan Ingle in Year 8 who won the Lionel Bowen Young Writer's Award in the Years 7-9 Short Story category for 2016. His story titled 'The Maitland Storm' was based on the 1898 shipwreck of the 'Hereward' off Maroubra Beach and his creative storytelling then linked this historical event to contemporary local issues.... Read more

Students at the Careers Day

Optus Careers Choice Day

OPTUS careers choices day was an opportunity to see the vast and varied career prospects available at OPTUS for students entering the work force. Students tried their hand at everything from Premier League production to Marketing, Advertising and Sales! Students helped take calls from around the world and listened to some inspiring speakers and professionals with a wealth of experience and guidance. The open day provided and insight to future pathways and gave students a head start with access to mentors, interview and resume advice.... Read more

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2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

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Year 12 2016 Final Week Update

TERM 3, WEEK 10 The Year 12 Graduation Assembly is on Thursday 22 September 2016 at 6.30 pm in the School Hall. This is a formal occasion so students should dress in full school uniform. After the Assembly there will be light refreshments in the Common Room and Quadrangle Courtyard. A picnic day to celebrate the conclusion of year 12 will be organised for Friday 23rd September. HSC examinations The HSC examinations begin on Thursday 13 October 2016. If students are unable to sit for an HSC examination, a medical certificate must be... Read more

student and teacher

Parent Feedback Survey

This Term, our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parents' and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and staff, activities and practices at home and parent/carer views on the... Read more


Showcase Night at Souths Juniors

Now in its 25th year, the Showcase @ the Juniors provides an opportunity for all our local Primary and Secondary performers to collaborate and present the range of talent in our community. This year Jessica Hausman and Liam Mungovan of 7Y were the comperes of the First Showcase held on Tuesday 8th August. They did a wonderful job of drawing all the performances together in a confident manner. Our vocal group performed the 1941 classic "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" which is a bright upbeat number first made famous by the Andrews Sisters. Working... Read more

Beacon Charter Signing

BEACON and Opportunity Celebration Assembly

On Monday the 29th August, Year 9 and Year 10 attended the Beacon & Opportunity Charter Signing Assembly. Here we highlighted that Year 10 have made a commitment to be the best that they can be. They signed the Charter board and the Student Ambassadors took an oath as they promised to pursue a positive pathway in their future. The Ambassadors also recounted their most memorable Student Ambassador moments. We were also lucky enough to hear from a knowledgeable and most worthy guest speaker who shared five tips for success. These tips... Read more

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Mock Interviews

Year 10 Mock Interviews

On Tuesday August 16 South Sydney High embarked on its annual Mock interview program that doubles as part of an English assessment task for all year 10 students. The students were engaged and very enthusiastic to partake in this real world life experience and successfully complete their interviews. Such experiences build confidence and resilience and helps the students learn how to present themselves both personally and on paper on order to get the job. With the support from our business partners including Mainfreight, DB Schenker, Genworth,... Read more

Wear it Purple Day

Wear it Purple Day

You have the right to be proud of who you are. Every young person is unique, important and worthy of love. Here at South Sydney we believe in a world in which every young person can thrive, irrelevant of sex, sexuality or gender identity. We are acknowledging and accepting everyone no matter their choices. Please join us in supporting Wear it Purple Day. It's simple. Wear purple on August 26 and show our community that we support diversity here at South Sydney High School!... Read more

In the classroom

Study Skills Opportunity for years 7-10

SOUTH SYDNEY HS & P&C PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED……. "TOOLS FOR SUCCESS" A Study skills evening PRESENTED BY DR PRUE SALTER FOR: Parents/Carers AND students of Years 7 -10 DATE: Monday 5 September TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm WHERE: South Sydney HS School Hall Flyer (pdf 522 KB) This is an interactive session led by expert Dr Prue Salter, well-respected Author of study skills and leader of over 4000 study skills sessions for 120,000+ high school students. You can read more about Dr Prue Salter here. This interactive session... Read more

Care, Opportunity, Success

Year 9 2017 Subject Selection Information Night

A Year 9 Subject Selection Evening was organised by the school to support year 8 students and their parents/carers to choose the most suitable subjects for year 9 2017. It was held in the School Hall on Tuesday 16th August 2015. A FAQ page on 'Stronger HSC Standards' was handed out on the night. Please click on the link to view a copy... Read more

HSC Showcase CAPA 2016

CAPA HSC Showcase Night

Our Annual CAPA Showcase Night will be held on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 from 6 - 8pm in the School Hall. It will be a great night showcasing Music, Industrial Technology and the Visual Arts by South Sydney HSC students. Bookings essential. Cost free Register at Read more

Award winners

NSW Crystal Growing Competition Success!

Students from South Sydney High School have participated in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute NSW Crystal Competition for a number of years. Students worked in groups using their laboratory skills to grow a crystal during Term 2 this year. Crystals were judged on clarity, shape, smooth faces and straight and sharp edges. This year we have achieved some outstanding results in this competition: Zac Boufous and Jessica Hausman were awarded second place in the 7&8 Division. Miya Thronton and Ketti Ketmontri were also awarded second place in... Read more

Year 7 Portrait Prize 2016

Portrait Prize 2016

On Tuesday evening the 2nd August the Year 7 Portrait Prize was held in the Staff Common room. Thanks to the wonderful audience who turned up on such a wet night. The judging was very difficult but eventually four prize winners were selected. First prize went to Kailani Te Hira, Highly Commended to Liam Mungovan, Commended to Jessica Hausman and the Teachers award went to Isabella Meader. Congratulations to the prize winners and we look forward to this award exhibition next year. More photos.... Read more

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Australian Museum lesson

Evolution of Australian Biota Excursion- Year 11 Biology

As a part of their Biology course, Year 11 students travelled to the Australian Museum and Botanical Gardens to learn about the Evolution of Australian Biota. This practical experience enabled students to directly observe fossils of extinct Australian animals and plants and compare them with current living animals and plants. This excursion provided the opportunity to hear from experts about the topic which they are studying in class and carry out first hand investigations using quality resources including live animals from the Zoo mobile,... Read more

Students at T Rowe Price Investment Company

Global Investment Company welcomes South Sydney High for an Industry visit

Yr 10 and 11 students were treated to an excellent overview of what it's like to work in a global investment company 'T.Rowe Price' on Tuesday the 26th July. Our students met the Managing Director and he shared insights into the future of business. Our students learnt that it wasn't only the scores on their test papers that were important. They learnt about leadership, integrity, determination and hard work are qualities they need to develop. They saw that there were many jobs available in businesses like this such as in sales, administration... Read more

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Care, Opportunity, Success

Parent Teacher Night

Parent/Teacher/Student interviews for Years 7 – 11 will be held at 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm on Monday 25th July, 2016. You can now book interviews at times that suit YOUR FAMILY BEST. To book your interviews click this link: online booking system. and use the School Event Code: 729vq For more detailed instructions: Booking instructions (docx 107 KB) Go to the schools website and click on the report night link ( ) and follow the simple instructions. The online booking system will close at 10.00am on Monday 25th... Read more

Multicultural Day invite

Multicultural Flag Day- Save the Date!

Multicultural Flag Day is coming up.. Save the Date: 29th July, 2016 Multicultural Flag Day is a day in which we recognise the different cultural backgrounds in our school. Seeing many traditional clothing being displayed aims to expand our knowledge of many different cultural areas. Flags from 74 different countries will be presented down the ceremony isle, held high with pride and smiling faces. Students will take part in traditional dances, songs and speeches all showing how diverse our school is. This year we are asking families to bring... Read more

TED-X Filming

TEDX Music Video Project

The school has continued its association with I-Manifest to once again produce video content for the TED-X Sydney Festival. This year I-Manifest brought together a team of song writers from ‘The Human Sound Project' and a film director, Renny Wijeyamohan from ‘Open Door Films' to work with the students to produce a music video. Over a number of different sessions, the students were led through the creative process of planning and writing their own song, recording vocals and shooting a music video. The process was an excellent hands-on learning... Read more

Students in class

Beyond Year 10 Information Night

A Year 11 2017 Parent Information Night has been organised by the school to support parents and caregivers and their children who are in year 10 to choose the most suitable subjects for year 11. It will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 21st June 2016 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Information booklets will be issued on the evening and Head Teachers of each faculty area will be available to discuss the requirements of each subject. The Careers Adviser will also be available to talk with you. PLEASE NOTE: This is an information night for parents,... Read more

CAPA Showcase

CAPA Showcase Night Tuesday 28th June

The Creative and Performing Arts faculty's first showcase night will involve Year 9, 10 and 11 elective Drama, Digital Media, Music and Visual Arts students. This will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 28th June, the last week of this term, at 6 pm until 8 pm. The student performances will be on the stage with the lights out in the hall. The event is free but we request that you reserve numbered seats on to ensure a place as there is a limited number of seats available. Numbered seats will assist ushers in assisting... Read more

Coding workshop

Coding Workshop for Year 7 students

Coding in Action with SSHS students at Campaign Monitor On Monday 30th of May, 25 year 7 students participated in an excursion to Campaign Monitor where they were lucky enough to undertake an "Hour of Code". The students were also provided with an eye-opening tour of the company's two floors, with beautiful views, in the heart of the Sydney CBD, and participated in a panel session with a number of the engineers. Many thanks to all staff involved, Campaign Monitor and Digital Careers for this wonderful experience. The Opportunities... Read more

Duke of Edinburgh Award Students

Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Walk

17 students completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Walk. The students walked the historical 6 foot track in the Blue Mountains over 3 days (and 2 nights) carrying backpacks with all their food, clothes and camping equipment. The Gold students had an additional day and night where they walked the Lockyer's track near Mt Victoria. This was their first adventurous journey for the year and the students have been preparing for this trip throughout Terms 1 and 2. It was... Read more

Sales Force Excursion

Beacon and Opportunity Program Update

20 Year 9 students participated in an outstanding excursion at world leader IT company Salesforce on Thursday 16th May. The experience was both educationally valuable and eye opening in terms of students wanting to enter the world of coding and IT. We are very fortunate to be able to offer such opportunities to our students.... Read more

Cross Country Team

Cross Country Success

The Zone Cross Country Carnival was held in and around the ponds inside Centennial Park. The students competed across 3km, 4km or 6km distances. 26 students attended the event with 10 successfully qualifying for the Regional Carnival to be held on Friday 17th June at Miranda Park. Congratulations to the following students were successful in qualifying. Year 7- Robbie Spencer 4th , Steven Vitsaktsis 10th and Liam Mungovan 12th - 12yr Boys Year 8- Daniel Kopasakis 2nd – 13yr Boys, Sean Hatzinikolaou - 13yr Boys Year 9- Rose Jennings 1st – 15yr... Read more

Long Jump

2016 Athletics Carnival

Some amazing results! On Thursday 19th May the annual School Athletics Carnival was held at Hensley Athletics Field. A big congratulations to all of the students who attended and competed, not only was the behaviour of all students excellent, the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the day was exceptional. Dutton House won the day with Lawson finishing second. The standout performances were by 3 of our Year 7 students; Robbie Spencer, Luti Maile and Piper Atkins. Robbie broke the 12 Year Boys High Jump record by 9cm; Luti equalled the 12... Read more

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Duke of Edinburgh Award students

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update

Our first group of students to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Awards have been presented with their Bronze and Silver awards. We would like to congratulate these students on the great effort that has gone into achieving these Duke of Edinburgh Awards. These students had to complete 3-12 months participating and learning in 4 different sections: Service, Physical Recreation, Skill and Adventurous Journeys. Stay posted for news of our Gold Award recipients, to be awarded by the Governor General and a special ceremony in Sydney. In other news,... Read more

SSHS teachers being awarded

Outstanding SSHS Supervising Teachers recognised

We are pleased to announce that 3 of our teachers were recently awarded "Outstanding Supervising Teacher" awards from the UNSW School of Education. These teachers were nominated by UNSW teacher education students who were under their supervision while on professional experience in 2015. All nominations were then assessed by a panel consisting of Dr Neville Ellis, Dr Tony Loughland and Dr Hoa Nguyen. Congratulations to Melissa Sainty (Music), Don Szallasi (Science) and Aine De Paor (Drama) pictured here with their teacher education... Read more

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Students in class

Year 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher/Student interviews for Year 12 only will be held at 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm on Tuesday 10th May, 2016. You can now book interviews at times that suit YOUR FAMILY BEST. Click here and follow the simple instructions to book your interviews. The school event code is sww7v . The online booking system will close at 10.00am on 10th May, 2016. Instructions document (docx 106 KB)... Read more

Year 8 class stand up for no bullying

National Day of Action against Bullying

The sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence was held on Friday, 18 March 2016. This annual day is Australia's key anti-bullying event for schools, and encourages all students to 'take a stand together' against bullying and violence in schools, the classroom and beyond. At South Sydney High School all students from year 7 to year 10 actively participated in workshops throughout the day. These workshops were facilitated by our school prefects and peer support leaders who did a fantastic job. All students received wristbands... Read more

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Year 7 and Year 11 Interim Report Evening

A Parent/Teacher interview evening is scheduled on Tuesday 5th April from 5.00 pm to 7.00pm to informally meet the parents of our Year 7 and Year 11 cohort. An interim report for each student will be handed out on the evening. The aim of this report is to indicate to parents/guardians your child has settled into high school in terms of Completing work set in class and for homework, both theory and practical Displaying a positive attitude to their education by demonstrating consistent effort to achieve the best of their ability in work... Read more

Playing chess

Chess Tournament Success

On Thursday, 10th March, South Sydney High School took a team of six students to compete in a chess tournament at The French School, Maroubra. Those students were Matthew Sanders of Yr 7, Nikki Ketmontri of Yr 8 and Jaeyong Sim, Ketti Ketmontri, Stefan Popa and Syahmi Mohd Nasir of Yr 10. The students were outstanding representatives for the school, always conducting themselves in an exemplary manner. They displayed good sportsmanship and made many friends in the process. The tournament was very smoothly conducted by Chess NSW, and our thanks... Read more

Ira Friedberg- Screenwriter

SBS Screenwriters Competition Success!

Year 11 student Ira Friedberg takes 2nd place in SBS screenwriters competition. Ira signed up for 'Job Jump' to receive alerts about career paths which he is interested in. Two days prior to the closing date for the competition, he received a link to the SBS competition page and got straight to work. After a days planning, Ira frantically started typing from the early hours of the morning until even earlier the next day. Just a couple of hours before the deadline, he submitted the script. Just a few weeks later he received a call from SBS... Read more

Beacon Ambassadors

Beacon and Opportunity Program Update

Three of our student ambassadors were invited to address the staff at Genworth in North Sydney as part of the Genworth Corporate Volunteering Campaign. The students were Ketti Ketmontri, Serafina Accetta and Leo Charnas. They were not only eloquent and commanding of a room full of about seventy corporate professionals, but they were convincing and appreciative for the opportunity to address them on behalf of our school. The room congratulated them and signed up most enthusiastically to volunteer at all the programs that we have running this... Read more

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Students in class

Enrichment Stream at SSHS

Hot off the press! Have a read of this great article published in Essential Kids about our enrichment program.... Read more

House Colours!

Swimming Carnival 2016

Our annual Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday 19th February. Where?: Botany Aquatic Centre, Myrtle St and Jasmine St, Botany. When?: 19th February. Roll call will take place at 8.50am on the oval adjacent to the Aquatic Centre Car Park. The carnival will finish at approximately 2.30pm. What to wear? : Clothes in house colours (Red: Banks, Green: Lawson, Blue: Dutton, Yellow: Northcott). Please note students cannot enter with coloured or crepe paper, body paint or coloured hair spray. And of course bring your swimmers! We encourage all... Read more


Year 7 and new Parents/Carers Social Night

South Sydney High School P & C would like to invite our Year 7 and new parents/carers to a social night to begin the year and meet your school community. Details: Date: Tuesday 16th February 2016 Time: 6.00pm- 8.00pm Venue: South Sydney High School Courtyard Drinks and finger food provided. Please note: this is an adults only night. Please RSVP if you will be attending by to Pam Bregonis at or 0409 607 896... Read more

2016 BEACON ambassadors

Beacon and Opportunity Program begins

We are excited to start a new year of our BEACON and Opportunity program. A new group of Year 10 ambassadors have been inducted and are raring to go on their leadership journey. Students will be able to take part in numerous opportunities such as Business Mentoring Programs, Mock Interviews, Empowering Women, I-Manifest and more throughout the year. The Beacon and Opportunity program provides links with business partners from our community and a wealth of great experiences for our students. Check this out from last year: as a part of... Read more


South Sydney HS Production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' 2016

Our 2016 South Sydney High School production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' will be held on Tuesday 1st March and Thursday 3rd March 2016. We are very proud of our wonderful cast of ‘Midsummer Night's Dream' actors as well as those students supporting them behind the scenes. These talented individuals spent two days while the rest of the school was enjoying summer holidays busily rehearsing for production. The school community is invited to support this wonderful creative endeavour that will offer audiences at our school a chance... Read more

Change in Uniform Shop opening time

Due to our Swimming Carnival running on Friday 19th February, the uniform shop will open on Thursday 18th February 8am-10am instead.... Read more

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Welcome Back!

A new year has begun! We would like to welcome our new year 7 students and their parents and carers to our school community. We would also like to welcome back our year 8-12 students and any other new students joining our school. We are excited to begin a new year full of great opportunities at our school!... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more