Providing the widest choice of courses to suit the learning needs of gifted boys
The study of mathematics at Normanhurst Boys High School involves cohort-wide enrichment and acceleration, with a possibility of extra acceleration under exceptional circumstances.
Course outlines and learning programs for each year can be found in the file repository.
In Years 7-8, the Stage 4 Mathematics curriculum is supplemented by acceleration parts of Stage 5 (such as area and volume, advanced algebraic techniques and indices) as well as enrichment activities to engage the boys.
In Years 9-10, the Stage 5.1-5.3 course is the only course offered.
During these two years, all of the option topics in the Stage 5.3 syllabus are taught to equip our students for even more rigorous senior courses.
The Year 11 and 12 courses offered are:
- Mathematics 2 Unit (ceases in 2019) – Year 11 and 12
- Mathematics Advanced (from 2019) – Year 11 and 12
- Mathematics Extension 1 – Year 11 and 12
- Mathematics Extension 2 – Year 12 only
Human Society and Its Environment
Technological and Applied Studies
Special Education: autism support unit (A Team)
The A Team at Normanhurst Boys High School delivers quality teaching and learning to students with special needs. It consists of three Autism Support Classes with a maximum number of 7 students per class.
The unit strives to work in partnership with parents, carers, external organisations and fellow teaching colleagues to develop unique and relevant learning experiences. Students can engage with a fulltime Life Skills pattern of study or a tailored program to their unique needs in which differentiated curriculum drives the teaching and learning process.
Our programs focus on providing a least restrictive environment in which many of our students can venture out into mainstream classes across faculties, based on their individual strengths and interests. The inclusion of students into mainstream classes and activities provides social and academic opportunities essential for the students’ individual success at school and in the future. As Normanhurst Boys High School is fully selective, opportunities for integration is dependent on availability.
The school also collaborates with others schools in the area to plan and prepare students for transition to their local high schools.
Ultimately, our classrooms are fun, innovative and embrace learning and pedagogy for success of the learner. Importantly, all the full time teachers within the A Team are specialised education practitioners.
For more information on Support classes in regular schools (subject to placement panel procedures) please visit the following Disability, Learning and support page from the Department of Education.
Our vision for the library is a modern, dynamic and multipurpose space where information and expert assistance can be accessed. Thanks to this vision and feedback we have received from students, teachers and parents we have been able to create a very productive environment that provides accessible areas for students to study, read books, play chess before, during and after school, plan group projects, practice presentations, hold meetings, catch up on school work, attend class, workshops and specialist presentations and much more.