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Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning.

In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

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Gifted and talented

At Holroyd High School students are extended in a variety of ways:

  • identification of gifted and talented students
  • HSC (Higher School Certificate) extension classes in mathematics, English and history
  • graded classes Years 7 to 10
  • peer mathematics tutoring
  • mentoring.

Enrichment activities include:

  • student leadership program
  • university links to the University of NSW, University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney
  • Discover Science programs through the Department of Education and Merck Sharpe and Doehme at the University of Western Sydney
  • public speaking at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), International Women's Day and Anzac Day ceremonies 
  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English, mathematics, science and computing
  • Western Sydney Social Sciences Teachers Association (WESSSTA) geography skills competition
  • OperaEd which is a behind-the-scenes look into the whole process of creating opera, from what happens in the workshop and wardrobe to bumping in the set on stage
  • music and drama extension programs
  • debating and chess club
  • student parliamentary activities.