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Willoughby Girls High School

Willoughby Girls High School

A Leader in Girls Education

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Principal's message

Welcome to Willoughby Girls High School.

Founded in 1934, Willoughby Girls High School is recognised as a leader in girls’ education in one of the most competitive schooling areas in Australia.

The school enjoys a strong reputation for high academic standards, evident in the consistently outstanding HSC (Higher School Certificate) achievements and the vast majority of HSC (Higher School Certificate) graduates who progress to university studies. Students are focused on their learning in an environment of high expectations. The school’s excellent teachers are committed to the academic, social and emotional development of our students in order to prepare them for the future.

The school’s focus is on:

  • supporting students to achieve individual excellence while developing and valuing collaborative practice
  • enhancing an established culture of learning across the school
  • encouraging independent, life long learners
  • empowering young women to pursue their goals with confidence and skill
  • celebrating the rich diversity of our school community
  • developing capable, contributing citizens and leaders.

Strong values and an effective wellbeing system, responsive to student and parent needs, along with clear discipline policies and a defined uniform code, create a safe, caring and fair school environment.  These systems and expectations are integral to the school’s standards and excellent reputation in the wider community.

The school provides a broad academic curriculum and many co-curricular opportunities including an extensive sporting program and music ensembles managed by the school's parents and citizens' association (P&C), dance, drama, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, vocal ensembles, as well as debating and public speaking programs, and a range of student leadership programs.

Willoughby Girls High School is an integral part of the local landscape and enjoys outstanding support from parents and the broader local community. As a local high school, the majority of students live within a short distance from the school and are well placed to benefit from, and contribute to, the diverse social and cultural life of the community.

Mrs Adrienne Scalese

Benefits of girls education

Research demonstrates that girls in single sex schools generally:

  • possess higher levels of self esteem
  • develop a greater sense of their potential
  • perform better overall on academic measures
  • make wider career choices
  • consistent high standards in scholarship
  • comprehensive girls’ school
  • broad range of educational opportunities
  • highly regarded in the community