Plan to copy the success of NSW’s top public high schools

Mr Erskine said the key to the school’s success was that students come from families who place a high value on education.

“Students expect to be here to learn. Families instill in children the value of education and… then, as teachers and education personnel, we can make a real difference in the lives of students,” he said. “We can help them achieve their goals, dreams and passions.”

Cabramatta High is located in one of Sydney’s most diverse suburbs and 54 languages ​​are represented among the students.

Around 100 students are currently part of the school’s Intensive English Centre, which serves as a gateway to mainstream school for migrants entering the education system with little or no English. In order to foster strong community bonds, the school employs Community Liaison Officers who conduct meetings in the parents’ native language.

“It helps us connect with parents and have deep conversations and really help the child’s learning and well-being,” Erskine said.


He said the school offers a broad curriculum including extension subjects and vocational education subjects.

“We have more than 50 programs within the school, and this allows whatever the talent of the students – be it athletic, academic or leadership – we are able to offer a point of connection with the school,” he said.

Research into effective ambassador school practices is expected to begin early this year and continue through 2024.

Schools were selected based on their high performance relative to similar schools across a range of measures, such as NAPLAN reading and numeracy goals, expected growth, attendance, and HSC performance.

The 10 NSW Ambassador Schools are: Auburn North Public School, Bonnyrigg Heights Public School, Cabramatta Secondary School, Charlestown South Public School, Fairvale Secondary School, Huntingdon Public School, Macarthur Girls Secondary, Mathoura Public School, Millthorpe Public School and Winmalee Public School. School.

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Norma A. Roth