Woonona High School is a comprehensive co-educational school serving the community of northern Illawarra. Every student is provided opportunities to develop skills that will carry them beyond their school years. Our students thrive in an environment that promotes independent, confident learners.
Students have on offer a diverse curriculum that is taught by expert teachers who are passionate about their subjects. Students have the opportunity to undertake the study of traditional academic subjects as well as an extensive Vocational Education and Training program and alternative patterns of study. Our school also offers specialised elective subjects throughout the junior school.
Woonona High School has a strong commitment to quality teaching and quality assessment with a focus upon high expectations. HSC results are consistently impressive, with a large number of students enrolling in university and TAFE courses of their choice.
Our co-curricular program is designed to enrich students' experience at Woonona High School and develop essential life skills. Students can participate in a variety of activities including music and dance, chess, academic competitions, sport and debating. We foster the idea of being part of and giving to the community and encourage students to complete a Premier's Volunteering Award. For the last two years our students have received State recognition for their outstanding contributions to volunteering.
Providing student leadership opportunities are a priority for the school, with students at all levels encouraged to take on leadership roles. We have a strong, active Student Representative Council, with students elected from all years to represent the interests of their peers.
Woonona High has a proud history of high-level sporting achievement across a variety of sports. Recently, we have had a number of students who have been chosen to represent Australia and NSW in Oztag, Basketball, Hockey and Cricket. The promotion of a healthy, active lifestyle is a priority of the school and the local community.
A strong student welfare ethos and productive partnerships with parents and the wider community enhances our goal of providing opportunities for all students to succeed.