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Orange High School

Orange High School

Honour the Past; Create the Future

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Principal's Message



Learning at Orange High School

Orange High School has proudly provided high quality learning experiences to students in Central Western NSW for over 100 years. Today, we educate up to 1100 students from within the regional city of Orange and its rural surroundings on Wiradjuri country. The foundation of our school community is based on honouring the past with respected traditions while creating the future. Our school provides comprehensive secondary education underpinned by the motto: whatever we do, we do to the best of our ability.

At Orange High School, we understand that for our students to reach their potential they must know how to interact with others in respectful, safe, stimulating and rewarding learning environments. We aim to prepare our students with the skills needed for lifelong, effective participation in their communities. We relentlessly pursue excellence in all aspects of education and understand our vital role in educating young people to become connected, engaged, knowledgeable and productive individuals.

An active and passionate team of prefects leads the student body. The Student Leadership Team sets a positive tone for the student body. As a result, Orange High School can provide a wide variety of educational and social opportunities that set the foundations for a successful future for your child.

Learning in the Classroom

The classroom remains the core place of learning at Orange High School. We have an emphasis on ensuring academic excellence in all areas. With a number of our teachers professionally recognised through the bestowing of a ‘Minister's Awards for Excellence in Teaching', the highest professional recognition award possible for a teacher in NSW, students recognise they are lucky to have access to the very best innovative and talented teachers. As a school, we emphasise the importance of academic excellence and a sense of comprehensive initiatives to support collective and individual excellence, including gifted and talented programs, differentiation and individualisation.

Learning on the Sporting Field

Students at Orange High School have an enviable record of success in a wide range of individual and team sporting pursuits. We regularly have students represent our school at state and national competitions. Through sports, students develop fitness and a range of skills, including teamwork, collaboration, reliability and passion.

Learning in the Creative and Performing Arts

With its highly acclaimed creative and performing arts programs, students seeking enrolment at our school frequently cite the calibre of our teachers and programs as one of the reasons for choosing Orange High School. Our Orange High School Band is widely recognised and acclaimed, performing at local, state and national events. We proudly offer a  wide range of visual arts, dance, drama and extracurricular opportunities.

We look forward to meeting with you and working in an ongoing partnership to ensure your child receives the best education possible. We are here to help, so please contact us to help further answer any of your queries.

Mrs Alison McLennan