Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

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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

High Potential and Gifted Education - HPGE

Students currently in Year 7 are selected on merit and work on independent, self-directed projects in consultation with the HPGE program coordinator. Parents may nominate students for participation in the HPGE program by responding to the letter to parents. This will be issued to interested Year 7 students after the start of the year and following Year 7 camp.

There is no HPGE test involved for Year 6 students wishing to enrol at our school.

Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics - STEAM

STEAM is an important part of learning at Burwood Girls High School. A highlight of the school year is 'iLumin8' - a showcase of STEAM projects by Year 8 students. Parents and friends are invited to view the showcase in the evening when all the exhibits light up.

Futures Learning

Futures Learning is an elective course designed to build the skills students require for living in a rapidly changing world in the context of an area of study of the students’ own interests.

Futures Learning aims to promote risk taking in learning, and while targeted at high potential learners, it is open to all students.