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Over the last 18 months the Departmentof Education and Training has been reviewing the secondary schools in the Granville area: Auburn Girls, Merrylands, Granville Boys, Holroyd and Granville South High, to ensure the students have the greatest opportunity for a quality education.

The Honorary Verity Firth MP Minister of Education and Training said in March 2009 “We must constantly look to improvement to make sure children and young people have the best schooling opportunities. This review gives us a chance to see how we are currently doing things and provide some suggestions for what we might do better.”

In November 2010 Ms Firth announced the outcome of the review. The minister stated that both Auburn Girls High and Granville Boys High School’s will become partially selective, introducing a selective class into Year 7 from 2013.

From left to right:Mr Urry South Western Sydney Regional Director, Ms Giudice relieving Principal Merrylands High, Mr Finn Principal Granville South High, Mr Charles Principal Auburn Girls High, Ms Hodnott Principal Holyrod High, The Hom Barbara Perry Auburn MP, The Hon Verity Firth NSW Minister for Education, The Hon David Borger Granville MP, Ms O'Brien Principal Granville Boys High, Mrs Coombes Principal Sefton high, Mr Dizdat Granville School Education Director
From left to right:Mr Urry South Western Sydney Regional Director, Ms Giudice relieving Principal Merrylands High, Mr Finn Principal Granville South High, Mr Charles Principal Auburn Girls High, Ms Hodnott Principal Holyrod High, The Hom Barbara Perry Auburn MP, The Hon Verity Firth NSW Minister for Education, The Hon David Borger Granville MP, Ms O'Brien Principal Granville Boys High, Mrs Coombes Principal Sefton high, Mr Dizdat Granville School Education Director

The change will see 30 students enrolled at Auburn Girls through the selective high school test that Year 6 students’ take early in 2012. Local students will now be able to come directly to Auburn Girls, as they have done in the past, or sit the selective schools exam to enter the school  through the selective class.

Just  as  Sefton  High  School  found over  10 years  ago,  I believe  the introduction  of academically    selective    classes    will increase    the    opportunities    for    both    the    academically  selective  students  and  those  in  our  regular  intake  of  students.    Local  parents and students looking for an academically selective environment will be able to  access  places  in  Auburn  without  having  to  send  their  daughters  out  of  the  area.  All  students  at  Auburn  will  benefit  from  the  professional  development  our  staff  will  go  through  to  teach  gifted  and  talented  students  and  an  increase  in  the  range  of  academic subjects offered by the school in the senior years.

It is anticipated that the student population of Auburn Girls in 2018 would be made up of:

  • 40 students enrolled through our educational support unit
  • 150 students enrolled through the academically selective class
  • 700 local students

The review will also see Granville South High becoming a school with a creative and performing arts focus, Holroyd High looking at expanding its links with international students   and   Merrylands   High   continuing   the   wonderful   job   it   does   as   a   comprehensive coeducational school.

If  you  have  any  questions  or  concerns  about  this  announcement  please  ring  the  school on 96496949