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Greystanes High School

Greystanes High School

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About our school

Greystanes High School provides students with a diverse and engaging curriculum that spans academic, sporting and cultural pursuits, supporting the development of the ‘whole child’ in becoming effective, responsible and caring members of our wider community.

As a proud comprehensive school, we celebrate our rich cultural diversity and are committed to high expectations for all.  A strong culture of student leadership exists within the school, through a well established Student Representative Council and Student Voices Team.  Students have the opportunity to develop community and school based initiatives that promote tolerance, acceptance and understanding, along with improved educational outcomes for students.

Student learning is enhanced by proactive wellbeing programs and specialist personnel. Peer Support, Positive Behaviours for Learning, cyber safety workshops and well established anti-bullying practices are representative of such programs.  The school enjoys the services of a Head Teacher Well Being, Year Advisers, Cultural Engagement Officer, Youth Welfare Officer, School Counsellor, Careers Adviser and Transition Adviser.

Our students, staff and parents strive to create an inclusive and supportive community which shares a vision of developing dynamic, independent, resilient and engaged learners.

Greystanes High School history 

The locality in which our school is built takes the name Greystanes from the historic home on Prospect Hill. This homestead on a 75-acre parcel of land was originally granted to William Cummings in 1799 and came into the possession of William Lawson and his family.

Possibly the name 'Greystanes' given to the land in about 1860, was derived from the 'greyish' appearance of surface material which eventually led to the discovery of the Prospect Blue Metal Quarries, and 'stane' being all old Scottish word meaning 'stone'.

Our school stands in the south-west corner of a 2,750-acre grant made to the father of William Charles Wentworth, who was a surgeon in the First Fleet, later becoming the surgeon in charge of the Rum Hospital and a chief magistrate. The land granted to him included what is now Toongabbie, Pendle Hill and part of Wentworthville and extended as far as Old Prospect Road.

The land was subdivided in 1915 into 2-acre farm sites, but the greater part of 6 of these was resumed in April 1961 for the purpose of building a secondary school, which we now know as Greystanes High School.

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