Recent news has confirmed that Randwick Boys and Girls High School will officially merge, a decision that has been in the works for some time but was only recently made official. Over the past few decades, girls’ high schools have consistently remained more popular than their boys’ counterparts. As a result, many boys’ high schools have closed while their corresponding girls’ high schools continue to thrive. Additionally, several boys’ high schools have faced issues with low enrolment.
While this decision is not well-received by some students and parents at Randwick Girls High School, it appears to be a logical solution that will allow for more efficient use of existing facilities. The school catchments of both schools already overlap, so there should be minimal impact on enrolment.
Furthermore, there are several other potential candidates for similar mergers within the education system.
- Ashfield Boys and Burwood Girls High School
- Asquith Boys and Girls High School
- Balgowlah Boys and Mackellar Girls High School
- Bankstown Girls and Punchbowl Boys High School
- Belmore Boys and Wiley Park Girls High School
- Birrong Boys and Girls High School
- Blacktown Boys and Girls High School
- Canterbury Boys and Girls High School
- East Hills Boys and Girls High School
- Epping Boys and Cheltenham Girls High School
- Granville Boys and Auburn Girls High School
- Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls High School
- Hurstville Boys and Penshurst Girls High School
- James Cook Boys Technology and Moorefield Girls High School
- Liverpool Boys and Girls High School
There are a number of stand-alone girls’ high schools such as Willoughby Girls High School which overlaps a number of other co-ed high schools. I do not foresee any changes to these schools in the near future.
The most common name used by the NSW Department of Education is “catchment” which refers to those students who reside in a particular area and are guaranteed a position in specific schools. When discussed from the perspective of a particular school is often referred to as one of the following terms.
- School Zone
- School intake area
- School catchment
As usual contact the school in question or the Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney High School Catchment Map by following this link.
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