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History of Baulkham Hills High School

school emblem

The school emblem consists of the school name and the motto "PERSEVERE". It also shows an orange, as this area was one of the main orange producing areas of the State, and the school in fact is built on an orange orchard.

History of the school

BAULKHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL began in 1970. It was officially opened on Saturday, 23 March 1974 by the then Governor, Sir Roden Cutler.

The original Year 7 was unable to attend classes at the Baulkham Hills High School site as it was under construction, so they were billeted along with their teachers at Castle Hill High School where they spent one year. The new intake of Year 7 students was able to access the brand new buildings and facilities available at that time. At this point the school consisted only of Year 7 and Year 8. In 1990 the school became a Selective High School catering for academically gifted and talented students. The school became fully selective in 1995.

Today there are 1180 students attending Baulkham Hills High School compared with the 120 students who first started at the school. The school also has a Support Unit for students with special learning needs. The academically gifted students show an enormous amount of empathy and compassion to the students from the support unit, demonstrating a tremendous capacity for social conscience and equity.

At Baulkham Hills High School we believe in the importance of a well-rounded individual, capable of moving with confidence into life after school and consequently we provide diverse educational, cultural, sporting and extra-curricular programs that challenge, inspire and prepare students to be active participants in the ever changing society, Australia.

The school has an outstanding history in sporting achievement and regularly wins zone, regional and state competitions. This is yet another way of providing challenges and inspiration to the students, encouraging excellence at every opportunity.

Baulkham Hills High School takes every opportunity to pay respect to the Darug people, the traditional custodians of this land and respect to Elders both past and present.