Curriculum & activities

Educational Programs

St Ives High School is a modern comprehensive high school offering a wide curriculum based on the NSW Board of Studies.   The school is organised around three stages of two years each:

Stage 4 - Years 7 & 8  

Common Courses: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, Art, Music, Design & Technology, Physical Education and Health - Sport is integrated into the daily timetable.  There are elective choices available as students transition from Year 7 into Year 8.

Stage 5 - Years 9 & 10   Specific Courses plus some Elective Choices:

English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Physical Education and Health, plus other subjects as chosen from a broad range.

Stage 6 - Years 11 & 12  Specific Courses:

English and other subjects chosen from Key Learning Areas, as prescribed by the Board of Studies.
Other information:
Elective choices are available for students as they transition from Year 7 to 8 as well as from Year 8 into 9, and Year 10 into 11.
In Years 7 & 8, Sport is an integral part of the school day. In Years 9 to 12, Sport is held on a Thursday afternoon and students have a wide range of options, including inter-school grade competition, a well as social sports. Sport is either held at school or at local venues or students travel by bus to venues provided by other schools.

Knowing what your child is learning helps you support them throughout their education.

In this section you can find out how public education works and the range of learning opportunities offered for students to challenge their thinking, and make the most of their unique talents.

You can also browse each School Year section to find out more.