Doonside Technology High School

Diversity, Innovation, Success

Telephone02 9622 2463

Emaildoonside-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

About our school

Mrs. Donna Loughran

Doonside Technology High School offers quality education that enables the next generation to develop their attributes and skills to achieve their full potential. At Doonside Technology High School, we are the leaders in innovative curriculum structures and student centred initiatives, including Middle School for students in Year 7. This program features a real world curriculum while providing a supportive learning environment designed to enhance our students’ experience of transitioning to high school.

We focus on delivering innovative teaching and learning activities to all students to maximise engagement levels. It is crucial our students understand that they are active and empowered participants in their learning. We have invested in newly created flexible learning spaces, developed real world projects, increased student voice and choice in the curriculum, introduced authentic community engagement, in addition to our extensive use of technology to ensure high levels of student achievement. Doonside Technology High School remains the only Technology designated comprehensive high school in Western Sydney. As such, our teachers understand that technology and its role, in the success of our students at, and beyond school, is central to their life-long learning journey.

Doonside Technology High School provides students with facilities in the areas of science and technology that are state of the art. We have 3 connected classrooms with video conferencing capabilities, high speed wireless internet throughout the School, an industry standard commercial cookery centre and a Metals and Engineering trade training centre. Combined with 6 new science laboratories and a newly created senior study area, students can study in facilities that allow them the best opportunities for success. In the area of sport and physical fitness, we also boast a fully equipped fitness centre with facilities comparable to commercial fitness gyms.

Our primary focus here at Doonside Technology High School is academic success. Academic success can be measured in a variety of ways and Doonside teachers and students achieve remarkable results in Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and other external competitions. This success, however, must recognise that students are individuals with unique and diverse needs. In addition to personalised and tailored approach to student learning and engagement including individual support for students across Year 7 to 12, we have strong and supportive student development programs in leadership, a range of health and personal resilience programs and programs that support students through difficult issues such as bullying, friendship, cyber safety and gender related support programs.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are vital to the success of most of our students as they progress through school and on to the world of work, offering dual accreditation to students to complete secondary school with both a HSC and TAFE qualifications. We offer all seven VET frameworks here at Doonside Technology High School, and have facilities that are close to the best you will see in any school, in the key areas of retail, primary industries, business, metals and engineering and hospitality; industries with are experiencing huge growth in employment opportunities now in our economy and will continue to be so well into our future.

Doonside Technology High School is a great school, offering all students opportunities for success, with a focus on innovation and support for all. Please ring the school, if you have further questions or for a personal interview with me and a school tour.