Blacktown Girls High School

A Partially Selective Girls High School

Telephone02 9831 7577

Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning.

In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

Our talented girls class (TGC) – Years 7-10

Blacktown Girls High School has a proud tradition of gifted education and offers a selective stream and a talented girl’s class in response to the Department of Education and Training's priority policies on gifted and talented children and accelerated progression.

The curriculum and pattern of study in our TGC runs parallel to our selective class – that is, students in the TGC study exactly the same content and undertake the same assessments and tests as the selective stream.

This program serves a need of challenging talented students in a girls only setting. In addition, it provides an extra dimension to our general aim of providing each student with an excellent academic, cultural, social and physical education.

Positions in the talented girl’s class are highly competitive and the application process will include testing by the school. In addition, in order to remain in the talented girl’s class, a student needs to maintain an exceptional level of achievement and pattern of attendance.

Applications for the selective stream

Applications for our selective stream Year 7 are made through the high performing students unit. The applications usually close in November two years prior to Year 7. Please visit the Department of Educations website for more information.

For all other years, applications for our selective stream will be made through the school on the form produced by the high performing students unit and available at the end of Term 2 each year.

Dates for testing and interviews for positions in the selective stream will be published on the school's website.

Please do not hesitate to call our Principal, Mr Jeff Lumb, if you require further information.

HSC courses avaliable

There are a variety of subjects that students can study for their HSC. View the complete list (PDF 143KB) for more details.