Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus is a Positive Behaviour for Learning school and encourage our students to be respectful and responsible learners in all that they do.
We offer a broad curriculum and opportunities for acceleration for our gifted and talented students. Strong student leadership exists within the school and there is a vocal social justice group.
Extra curricular opportunities abound, both within the College and on the campus itself. The college wide instrumental music program has over 230 students and 7 different ensembles. There is a Targeted Athletes Program and Targeted Sports Programs for Football (soccer) and Basketball. More information can be found in the curricul and activities section of the website.
Sydney Secondary College
Quality Opportunity Diversity
SSC - Leichhardt Campus
210 Balmain Rd
A 7-10 co-educational school specialising in the needs of developing adolescents.
Leichhardt campus is a school based on mutual respect. We are committed to meeting the individual learning needs of a diverse range of students. Strong partnerships exist between students, teachers and parents.
Leichhardt is comprised of:
A selective stream, for academically gifted students. There are two classes in each year.
A comprehensive stream catering for the diverse talents of a broad range of students.
A special education stream offering support for students with learning needs.
Middle Schooling at Leichhardt
Leichhardt Campus has a strong middle school teaching and learning team that focuses on developing our students' gifts into talents.
We have a school culture that is supportive and focused on learning with high expectations. Consistently achieved high academic results in the School Certificate.
Teachers have been trained in methods differentiate the curriculum, to foster creativity and develop higher order thinking skills in students. Teachers work in college teams across key learning areas.
Our gifted and talented students are encouraged in their everyday lessons to apply their knowledge, solve problems and work both independently and in teams. Opportunities for enrichment and personal interest are provided through extensive co-curricular program.
Leichhardt Campus has a strong focus on fostering student well being. The campus welfare team ensures that our school has a friendly and caring environment.
Examples of programs for our gifted and talented students include:
" Art and Design exhibition and short film festival
" Grade sport, sports carnivals
" State and National competitions in English, mathematics, science, chemistry, computing studies, geography, history
" Debating and public speaking
" Writers group and SMH young writer of the year
" Instrumental Band program
" Student leadership, SRC, social justice program, peer tutoring, chess, peer support, sports captains
" Theatresports and Drama Ensembles.
Why Sydney Secondary College?
Sydney Secondary College was formed in 2002. It is an innovative multi campus facility that caters for the education of young people in the inner city.
Balmain and Leichhardt Campuses cater for years 7-10 students. They then move to the young adult learning environment of Blackwattle Bay Campus at Glebe to complete years 11-12.
Over 1900 students attend the college and strong partnerships have been forged with partner primary schools, TAFE and universities.
Leichhardt Campus provides a modern and stimulating learning environment. Each key learning area has access to smartboards, computer labs and wireless access throughout the school. In 2010 students in Years 9 and 10 will have their own laptop.
A refurbished canteen and covered outside learning area were completed in December 2009. Our four science labs were modernized in early 2010 and our school oval has been re-surfaced in partnership with Leichhard Council. This will provide an excellent sporting facility for our school and local junior sporting teams.
We have a strong P&C that meets regularly at a campus and college level.