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Our School

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Doonside Technology High School offers quality education that enables the next generation to develop their attributes and skills to achieve their full potential. At Doonside Technology High School, we are the leaders in innovative curriculum structures and student centred initiatives, including Middle School for students in Year 7. This program features a real world curriculum while providing a supportive learning environment designed to enhance our students’ experience of transitioning to high school.

 

We focus on delivering innovative teaching and learning activities to all students to maximise engagement levels. It is crucial our students understand that they are active and empowered participants in their learning. We have invested in newly created flexible learning spaces, developed real world projects, increased student voice and choice in the curriculum, introduced authentic community engagement, in addition to our extensive use of technology to ensure high levels of student achievement. Doonside Technology High School remains the only Technology designated comprehensive high school in Western Sydney. As such, our teachers understand that technology and its role, in the success of our students at, and beyond school, is central to their life-long learning journey.

 

Doonside Technology High School provides students with facilities in the areas of science and technology that are state of the art. We have 3 Connected Classrooms with video conferencing capabilities, high speed wireless internet throughout the School, an industry standard Commercial Cookery centre and a Metals and Engineering Trade Training Centre. Combined with 6 new Science laboratories and a newly created senior study area, students can study in facilities that allow them the best opportunities for success. In the area of sport and physical fitness, we also boast a fully equipped fitness centre with facilities comparable to commercial fitness gyms.

 

Our primary focus here at Doonside Technology High School is academic success. Academic success can be measured in a variety of ways and Doonside teachers and students achieve remarkable results in HSC, NAPLAN and other external competitions. This success, however, must recognise that students are individuals with unique and diverse needs. In addition to personalised and tailored approach to student learning and engagement including individual support for students across 7-12, we have strong and supportive student development programs in leadership, a range of health and personal resilience programs and programs that support students through difficult issues such as bullying, friendship, cyber safety and gender related support programs.

 

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are vital to the success of most of our students as they progress through school and on to the world of work, offering dual accreditation to students to complete secondary school with both a HSC and TAFE qualifications. We offer all seven VET frameworks here at Doonside Technology High School, and have facilities that are close to the best you will see in any school, in the key areas of retail, primary industries, business, metals and engineering and hospitality; industries with are experiencing huge growth in employment opportunities now in our economy and will continue to be so well into our future.

 

Doonside Technology High School is a great school, offering all students opportunities for success, with a focus on innovation and support for all. Please ring the School, if you have further questions or for a personal interview with me and a school tour.

 

Mrs. Donna Loughran – MBA (T&D), BEd (Soc.Sci), Dip. Career Ed., Lead Teacher (NESA)

Principal

 

 

History of Doonside Technology High School

Doonside Technology High School was built in 1964 on the Darug Land, and the school celebrated its 40thanniversary in 2004 with a Back to the Future Open Day that brought together past and present students and staff.

Doonside High School became a technology high school in 1989.  With a student population of 750, comprising of 11% Aboriginal students and 41% of students from a Non English Speaking Background (NESB), our strong emphasis on achievement has led to student success in the following areas:

Outstanding Sporting Achievements

  • 2000, 2001, 2002 Girls Cricket team – Sydney West Champions
  • 2003 – Patron Shield winners for most outstanding school in the Zone
  • 2003 – winner of Zone Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals
  • 2003 – Jessica Turner, Combined High School cricket representative
  • 2003, 2004 – Sarah Bradley, Combined High School (CHS) softball representative
  • 2004 – Mt Druitt Zone Champions Athletics and Cross Country
  • 2004 – Patron Shield winners for most outstanding school in the Zone
  • 2004, 2005, 2006 – Corey Lowe, selected in NSW CHS cricket
  • 2006 – Corey Lowe, Australian School Boys cricket representative
  • 2006 – Mitchell Watterson, selected in NSW CHS cricket
  • 2008 – Jayme Paris Bronze medal Cycling at the Para Olympics
  • 2008 – Mateaki Palo, selected in Western Force Junior Development Squad (Rugby Union)
  • 2008 – Fononga Bloomfield, Parramatta Eels Junior Development Squad
  • 2009 – Teaaria Te Ariki, NSW U19 Womens Rugby League Team
  • 2009 – Sydney West Girls Rugby League Champions

Outstanding Academic and Citizenship Achievements

  • 2002 – HSC Band 6 and 7th in the State: Marie White – Industrial Technology; Graphic Industries
  • 2003 – HSC Band 6: Michelle Lal – Legal Studies
  • 2006 – Michelle Moore, Jim Anderson Scholarship University of Western Sydney
  • 2007 – HSC Band 6:
    Azbhy Bueno – Food Technology and PDHPE;
    John Hernandez – Mathematics Extension 2;
    Julio Lopez – Spanish;
    Mary-Kate Sharman – Community & Family Studies and Visual Art;
    Phillip White, Band 6 – 2 unit Mathematics
  • 2008 – HSC Band 6:
    Wissam Marroum – Community & Family Studies;
    Juan Martinez – Mathematics Extension 2;
    Phillip White – Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Extension 2
  • 2008 – Phillip White: UAI 97.5 – Vice Chancellors Scholarship University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for Engineering
  • 2008 – Jaime Paris: Blacktown City Council Young Citizen of the Year
  • 2009 – Tournament of the Minds Regional Champions
  • 2010 – National Award for growth in Numeracy
  • 2010 – Paul King: International Mathematics Competition prize winner
  • 2011 – Stephanie Bonello: Student of the Year for Primary Industries
  • 2011 – James Okot: Student of the Year for Construction