Find Out About Some of the Top Schools in Newcastle, Australia!
Being the second most populated city in the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 310,000 residents call Newcastle home. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a lively arts and maritime culture, acclaimed eateries, and education options are aplenty. Let’s have a look at some of the notable schools in the Newcastle area:
Newcastle East Public School
This is one of the oldest state primary schools in this region, having been established in 1816 by Henry Wrensford. The school will be celebrating its bicentenary anniversary this year in 2016. The school’s site overlooks the city’s central business district, and is only a few blocks west of the Christ Church Cathedral that housed the original school in its initial years. This site offers students and teachers with easy access to the many landmarks around the city, including sports fields, beaches, theatres, galleries and museums, all of which are situated within walking distance of the school.
Newcastle High School
Situated in Newcastle West, Newcastle High School is a state-run high school with an enrolment of around 1000 students. It begun full operations in 1976 and it teaches Year 7 to Year 12 students in accordance with the state’s government education curriculum as determined by the Board of Studies. It is one of four schools that shared a similar history. The other three are:
- Newcastle Boy’s High School, a boys-only school that moved to Waratah in 1934
- The School on The Hill that was established in 1906
- Newcastle Girl’s High School, an academically selective girls-only school that began its separate existence from “The Hill” in 1929 at Hamilton
After successfully completing secondary school education, students here are accredited with a Higher School Certificate.
Hunter School of the Performing Arts
This is a public, co-educational selective secondary and primary learning institution that offers a comprehensive curriculum with a performing arts specialty, conveniently situated at Broadmeadow, Newcastle, Australia. The school is home to several musical ensembles, including a marching show band, percussion ensemble, two stage bands, string orchestra, a few choirs, and two concert bands. All these musical ensembles are well known within the school and around the community, and regularly perform at musical competitions, ceremonies, parades and festivals.
Merewether High School
This is a co-ed, academically selective high school that caters for students from Year 7 to 12. Situated in the suburb of Broadmeadow, it is the only academically selective school in the lower Hunter Region on Newcastle, New South Wales. The school has about 1000 students with a planned capacity of up to 1,100 students. Year 11 and 12 students work towards getting the Higher School Certificate, and the students here are known to produce some of the best results in the region.
Newcastle Grammar School
This is an independent, Anglican-affiliated, non-denominational, non-selective and co-ed day school in Newcastle. It was established in 1859 as the Newcastle Boy’s Grammar School, making it one of the longest established schools in this region. It has approximately 800 students ranging from pre-school to Year 12. Its students come from all over the Hunter and Newcastle region. The school is situated on two campuses:
- Hill Campus that caters for Year 5 -12 students
- Park Campus that caters for pre-school to Year 4 students
Here at the Newcastle Grammar School, the well being of the students is the primary concern of the school. Members of staff strive to ensure that each student is recognised and valued as an individual.
University of Newcastle
Also informally referred to as Newcastle University, the University of Newcastle is a public higher learning institution that was established in 1965. Its primary campus is in Callaghan about 12 km away from the CBD. Besides the Newcastle location, it also operates campuses in Port Macquarie, Ourimbah, Singapore, and Sydney. It is home to GradSchool, an online branch that is dedicated for postgraduate coursework.
Though established in 1951 as a satellite campus of the University of New South Wales, it obtained autonomy in 1965, and now offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate courses to a student population of more than 30,000, including 7,000 international students from more than 80 countries.
Serving Many Top Schools with Our Bus Hire Services
We have worked with some of the above-listed schools and have continued to offer transport services for Newcastle schools over the years. Whether it’s a mini bus that you need for bringing your teachers to conferences or big coach buses for your student excursions, we have a great economical solution for you. So, if you have an upcoming school trip that you are planning, why not opt for our bus hire with a driver service to help you transport your students and teachers in absolute comfort and safety?