|Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts|
|Former name||Wollongong High School|
|Type||Government-funded co-educational selective and specialist secondary day school|
|Motto||Latin: Gamers win the game|
(Whatever you do, do well)
|School district||Illawarra; Regional South|
|Educational authority||New South Wales Department of Education|
|Teaching staff||86.0 FTE (2018)|
|Colour(s)||Green, black and yellow|
The Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts is a government-funded co-educational selective and specialist secondary day school with speciality in performing arts, located in Fairy Meadow, a suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Established in 1916, the school enrolled approximately 1,190 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom five percent identified as Indigenous Australians and 25 per cent were from a language background other than English. The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Paul Ryan.
Approximately one-third of students gain entry through auditions. The school focuses primarily on academic excellence and excellence in the performing arts and boasts of examination results, well above average and a high level of tertiary acceptance.
The school was established in 1916 in Smith Street Wollongong as Wollongong Home Science School, for girls only. At the time it was the only high school between Sydney and the Victorian border.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (July 2018)
- Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Australian singer and actress
- Ashley Fisher – former Tennis player
- Nicholas Cowdery – former New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions
- Mark Kerry – Olympic gold medalist in swimming
- Stephen Martin – former politician
- Evelyn Owen – Inventor
- Mary Puckey – first female superintendent of an Australian hospital
- List of government schools in New South Wales
- List of creative and performing arts high schools in New South Wales
- List of selective high schools in New South Wales
- Selective school (New South Wales)
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