Hoxton Park High School
Hoxton Park High School
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Hoxton Park High School is a state high school in the suburb of Hinchinbrook, New South Wales in the City of Liverpool local government area, approximately 39 km south west of the city centre of Sydney. It is a co-educational school, catering for students from Years 7 to 12.
The school was founded in 1974 in what was then a rural district. Since then, the region has experienced much suburban development, though many students still come from rural areas to the west such as Austral and Kemps Creek. Currently, students are drawn from Hoxton Park Public School, Hinchinbrook Public School and Middleton Grange Public School.
Hoxton Park High School offers a comprehensive education with a range of courses available for students within the fields of English, mathematics, science, social sciences, history, the creative and performing arts, PDHPE/sport and technology. The school has extensive grounds and playing fields and boasts a large agriculture farm - features that many other local schools cannot match. There is a strong academic focus with students supported to achieve their personal best, the introduction of the Self-Select class for Years 7 and 8, and staff working closely with senior students to improve their application and achievement in all areas. Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a particular feature of the school, with students able to select from courses such as Hospitality, Metal and Engineering, Construction, Retail and Primary Industries. The school has developed strong relationships with TAFE, local businesses and training providers.
Currently, students have a range of extra-curricular options available for them including sporting teams, the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, public speaking, music and the performing arts, agricultural activities and visual arts opportunities. Students are encouraged to take leadership opportunities within the school and community with many students seeking positions within the Prefect Body and the SRC. It is common to see the student leadership team working closely with the local primary schools.
A feature of the school of late has been its involvement in the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) and a close relationship with its business partner, American Express. This partnership has resulted in a mentoring program for students which pairs them with successful business representatives, working together to develop personal goals, skills and confidence. Staff have also been partnered with business leaders from American Express to share skills and ideas in the area of leadership.
A recent focus on an improved school image has seen the school revise and re-launch its uniform and students have supported this change well. The school has a focus on high standards and expectations. It works closely with its partner primary schools. The introduction of the Hoxton Science Initiative, a gifted science program for primary students in 2013 has been a popular addition. Many students have applied for limited positions in this course, with successful students working in the specialist science labs, under the guidance of expert science staff, at Hoxton Park High School.