Featured News

Applications now open for entry into Years 8 to 11 in 2019

Application for entry into Years 8 to 11 in 2019 are now open. Applications close on Friday 27 July 2018. Download the application form (125KB.PDF) Download a printable version of the Application Information - Years 8 to 11 entry Please also refer to the Enrolment page of our school website for detailed information about applying to enrol at Hornsby Girls High School.... Read more


Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

School Newsletter

Please see our latest school newsletter: 29th August, 2018 (pdf 2119 KB)... Read more


HGHS Careers Evening for Years 10, 11 and 12

On Wednesday 27 June from 4pm – 8pm we will be holding a Careers evening for Years 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents. Please see the attached flyer for more details on the evening: HGHS Careers Evening (pdf 342 KB)... Read more

Choice for Gifted and Talented Students

Brandon Sohier (CAPA) created this video for HGHS staff about choice for Gifted and Talented students using the revised Blooms Taxonomy. Please view the video on YouTube: Choice, Gifted & Talented... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

School Planning and Reporting

Please follow the link to see our Annual School Report for 2017 - HGHS ASR 2017 (pdf 5511 KB)... Read more

P and C presentation March 2018 - Dr Briggs

Please see Dr Brigg's Presentation - March 2018 (pptx 429 KB)... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

7X Poetry Anthology

7X are very proud to launch our own poetry anthology, '7Xtraordinary Creations'. Either individually or in small groups, we chose a theme for our chapter and researched relevant poetry. Each student contributed five poems to their chapter, at least two of which are our own original poetry. We also experimented with Blackout Poetry, Haiku and writing poetry about the 'Quirky Characters' in our world. We hope that you enjoy reading our work: 7X Poetry Anthology (pdf 9284 KB) The students of 7X... Read more

Burning Bright

The 2017 edition of Burning Bright is now available via the link below. Burning Bright is the annual publication of Hornsby Girls' High School students' writing. It celebrates the creativity, passion and versatility of our students and we hope that you will enjoy reading it. Burning Bright 2017 (pdf 2210 KB)... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

NDIS logo

NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Lego League Robotics Team

One of our First Lego League Robotics teams, Bearly Koalified, made it through to the National Final on December 10. Part of the Robotics challenge is to present a group project that involves researching a contemporary issue or problem and coming up with a solution. The girls have chosen animal testing. Please see the video they created regarding animal testing. Well done to our three robotics teams who made it through to the regional finals and to Bearly Koalified who are in the national final. Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum

Please click here to view a recent article published by the Big History Project in Seattle, Washington written by Mrs Jillian Turner (History Department) about the teaching of critical thinking at Hornsby Girls High School.... Read more

School Planning and Reporting

Please follow the link to view our Annual School Report for 2016: 2016 Annual School Report. (pdf 2812 KB)... Read more

Older news »