Thomas Reddall High School

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Thomas Reddall High School
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Thomas Reddall High School

Australia
Coordinates 34°05′S150°48′E / 34.083°S 150.800°E / -34.083; 150.800 Coordinates: 34°05′S150°48′E / 34.083°S 150.800°E / -34.083; 150.800
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Type Government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoFocusing on our future
Established1991;28 years ago (1991)
School districtCampbelltown; Regional South
Educational authority New South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalJulie Fuller
Years 7-12
Enrolment570 [1]  (2019)
Campus Suburban
Colour(s)Maroon and white         
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Thomas Reddall High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Ambarvale, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

A comprehensive school is a school type, principally in the United Kingdom; it is a school for secondary aged children, that does not select its intake on the basis of academic achievement or aptitude, in contrast to the selective school system, where admission is restricted on the basis of selection criteria. The term is commonly used in relation to England and Wales, where comprehensive schools were introduced as state schools on an experimental basis in the 1940s and became more widespread from 1965. With the Blair educational reforms from 2003, they may be part of a local education authority or be a self governing academy or part of a multi-academy trust.

Secondary school A building and/or organization where secondary education is provided

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system.

A day school—as opposed to a boarding school—is an educational institution where children are given instruction during the day, after which the students return to their homes. A day school has full-day programs as opposed to after-school programs.

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Established in 1991, the school caters to approximately 570 students from Year 7 to Year 12, including 10 percent who identify as Indigenous Australians and 39 percent from a language background other than English. [2] The school is operated by the New South Wales Department of Education; the principal is Mike Saxon.

Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands before British colonisation. The time of arrival of the first Indigenous peoples on the continent and nearby islands is a matter of debate among researchers. The earliest conclusively human remains found in Australia are those of Mungo Man LM3 and Mungo Lady, which have been dated to around 50,000 years BP. Recent archaeological evidence from the analysis of charcoal and artefacts revealing human use suggests a date as early as 65,000 BP. Luminescence dating has suggested habitation in Arnhem Land as far back as 60,000 years BP. Genetic research has inferred a date of habitation as early as 80,000 years BP. Other estimates have ranged up to 100,000 years and 125,000 years BP.

English as a second or foreign language is the use of English by speakers with different native languages. Language education for people learning English may be known as English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL), English as an additional language (EAL), or English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The aspect in which ESL is taught is called teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).

Department of Education (New South Wales)

The New South Wales Department of Education, a department of the Government of New South Wales, is responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of early childhood, primary school, secondary school, vocational education, adult, migrant and higher education in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Overview

The first class completed the NSW Higher School Certificate in 1996.

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete senior high school level studies in New South Wales, Australia. It was first introduced in 1967, with the last major revision coming into effect in 2001. It is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Prior to 1991, the site of the present school was occupied by Ambarvale High School and made up entirely of demountable classrooms. Ambarvale High School was relocated to the suburb of Rosemeadow. As a result, despite its name Ambarvale High School today predominantly serves the suburb of Rosemeadow whereas Thomas Reddall High School predominantly serves the suburb of Ambarvale.

Rosemeadow, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Rosemeadow is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Rosemeadow is located 56 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.

The school is named after Thomas Reddall, the first Anglican clergyman appointed to Campbelltown. Reddall supervised the (c.1823) construction of nearby St Peter's Church of England, Campbelltown, and lived in what is now the suburb of Glen Alpine, [3] which forms part of the school's catchment area.

Campbelltown, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Campbelltown is a suburb and major town centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located in Greater Western Sydney 42 kilometres (26 mi) south-west of the Sydney central business district. Campbelltown is the administrative seat of the local government area of the City of Campbelltown. It is also acknowledged on the register of the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales as one of only four cities within the Sydney metropolitan area.

Glen Alpine, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Glen Alpine is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glen Alpine is located 56 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.

See also

Education in Australia encompasses the sectors of early childhood education (preschool) and primary education, followed by secondary education, tertiary education and adult education. Regulation and funding of education is primarily the responsibility of the States and territories, but the Federal Government also plays a funding role.

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References

  1. "About our school". Thomas Reddall High School. New South Wales Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Thomas Reddall High School. New South Wales Department of Education. 31 May 2019. p. 3. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. Goodin, V. W. E. (1967). "Reddall, Thomas (1780–1838)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . 2. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 13 July 2019.