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About our school

Holroyd High School is a small, comprehensive, co-educational high school, with a focus on successful, high quality learning in a safe, well-disciplined and supportive environment, enabling all students to grow and progress as learners and develop the skills for active citizenship.

The school has an intensive English centre for newly arrived students of language backgrounds other than English and a support unit for students with special needs. 

Holroyd High School offers a broad flexible, innovative curriculum, with a range of post-compulsory pathways, including academic and vocational pathways, to meet individual student needs and goals. The success of these programs has led to a high rate of enrolment in post-secondary education and training, with an average 40% of students enrolling in university studies. The school has high retention rates, and above state average value-added results in NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) tests and the HSC (Higher School Certificate).

Holroyd High School values and celebrates the cultural and linguistic diversity of its students. It is a harmonious and cheerful school fundamental to its positive ethos are the concepts of trust, acceptance, respect and responsibility. Students are encouraged to have high expectations for themselves and the school actively fosters student leadership and engagement. Holroyd High School has a culture of openness, collaboration and participation.

Our school in the media

The highlights of our school and it’s students in the media








  • This article highlights the success of Holroyd High School's programs in assisting students from non-English speaking backgrounds, especially refugees, complete their HSC and then in a rate higher than the national average attend university. Read the full article, 'Bridging the gap' (PDF 3.3MB).
  • Aaron Narayan as Deputy Director General of Education for a day. Read the full article, 'Aaron's top dog for the day' (PDF 1.3MB).



  • Zainab Kaabi at Sydney University, where she is studying for her second degree. Her principal set up a trust fund when her welfare payments stopped. To read more of this story, 'Teachers step in to support a good mind'.