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Artexpress Triumph - 5 Students Selected

ARTEXPRESS is a showcase for HSC Bodies of Work. An amazing effort by the class of 2014 and the staff of Bowral High has seen an unprecedented number of young artists qualify to have their work showcased in Artexpress this year. For Elysha Eccleston, Ashleigh Millward, Caitlin Neil, Erin Schaefer and Lulu Talbot this honour is a well-deserved recognition of their talent and hard work and a celebration of their achievements. Congratulations. For a closer look at the 2014 class work, click below. the body of works (pdf 6344 KB)... Read more

Banish sunburn

Over exposure to UV radiation from the sun in childhood or adolescence increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life. Teach your child how to apply sunscreen properly, and they'll be able to protect themselves even when you're not around. When the number hits 3, protect from UV. Check the daily UV alert in your local newspaper or at A UV level of 1 or 2 will not damage most skin types, but a UV level of 3 or above can be harmful even on a cloudy day. Apply early. Sunscreen needs to be applied 20... Read more

An Invitation to Sing!

Come and sing with us! Dear parents and caregivers, As many would be aware, each year at Bowral High's Presentation Night, we present a number of musical items including one main work featuring soloists, the choir, band and other performers. This year, we are expanding the performance group. We would like to invite you to join a massed choir for Presentation Night on Wednesday 10 December in a performance of "Circle of Life" from The Lion King musical, as arranged by Andrew Lyons for Southern Stars in 2012 and adapted for our school this... Read more

Hosting gatecrasher-proof teenage parties

If your teen is planning an end-of-year get together with their mates, the NSW Police website has some excellent tips, including how to register your party to help prevent things getting out of hand. The number one tip is never to advertise a private party on Facebook or other social networks. Uninvited visitors are increasingly a problem at teenage parties. By giving the local police a heads-up at least 72 hours prior to the party, they'll be better prepared to help out if you need them to. There are obviously a lot of parties... Read more

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Illawarra Tafe

TAFE Illawarra Choices Day

TAFE Illawarra is holding Choices Day information sessions between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 6 December at our Wollongong, Cooma, Goulburn, Moss Vale, Queanbeyan, Yass, Bega, Moruya, Nowra and Ulladulla campuses. Choices Day is a great way for students to: · Find out what courses are on offer in Semester 1, 2015 · Seek advice on the best course for their chosen careers · Gain assistance with the application and enrolment process · Learn about pathways from TAFE to University Please visit or call 1300 766 123 to find... Read more

2014 Showcase Flyer

Year 7 Showcase Finale

The 2014 Year 7 Showcase will be held at the New Empire Cinema in Bowral on Wednesday 19th November. An $8 ticket includes a choc top and popcorn with the Candy Bar open for additional purchases. Two sessions are available at 5pm and 7.15pm. Tickets are available from the Finance Office at school and numbers are strictly limited. Full school uniform is compulsory for students.... Read more

What parents should know about Instagram

It's hard to keep up with all the social media platforms and apps our kids want to use. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social networks for school-aged children at the moment. It's a free, photo and video sharing mobile application and social network for people aged 13 years and over. There's no age-verification process though, so younger children can create an account pretty easily, sometimes without parents even knowing. Instagram say they'll remove under-age users' accounts if they are reported. Instagram has just published... Read more

Gibraltar Hotel

Year 12 Formal 2014

Gibraltar Hotel Bowral The class of 2014 will be celebrating the end of their HSC exams with friends and teachers on Wednesday 12th November. It is one last opportunity to celebrate together before they move on with the next stage of their lives. Bowral High is very proud of each and every one of these graduates. Photos will be taken at the rear of the venue from 6pm. The Gibraltar Hotel asks to keep the carpark clear for the use of their other guests. P lease make your way to the grassed area behind the main building immediately upon arrival.... Read more

Mr John Staats

Term 4 News

Congratulations John Staats Our Deputy Principal John Staats has been selected to receive a Teacher in an Executive Role award for his contributions to Public Education. John was nominated by the Principal, Mrs Paviour, for his outstanding work on the Kindness Project and Year 7 showcase events. The award will be presented to John at the Come Together - A Celebration of Excellence ceremony at the Sydney Town Hall on November 4 2014. Come Together is a celebration of student, staff and community achievements and will also showcase outstanding... Read more

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How To Future Proof Your Children

A parent presentation – How to Future Proof Your Children - will be given by Tony Ryan next Monday 27th October 2014 at 6:30pm in the school library at Moss Vale High School. Tony Ryan ( is an educational consultant and writer, and offers professional support to school and business organisations throughout the world on issues such as change leadership, lifelong learning and future-proofing. He has presented numerous keynotes and workshops at state, national and world conferences in the past 10 years. He will discuss : ·... Read more

NAPLAN Results

Congratulations to our Year 7 and Year 9 students in NAPLAN this year. Results are at or above state mean in Reading and Writing and in all areas for Year 9 except Spelling. The trend data shows significant improvement in all areas of Year 9 testing and student growth is equally pleasing with the overall majority of students recording growth in their literacy and numeracy skills.... Read more

There's Life After Year 12 Exams

220,000 young Australians are about to go through one of the most stressful times of their lives: Year 12 exams. Many feel like their entire life depends on their Year 12 results - but those of us who've been through it know there's life after. To show support, a huge number of prominent Australians have joined forces with to tell their stories of life after Year 12 exams at For each one of them, Year 12 exams were a beginning not an end. For some who excelled, life has turned out very differently than they... Read more

Mittagong Swimming Club

Mittagong Swimming Club 2014-2015 Mittagong Swimming Club commences at Bowral Pool on Friday 10th October at 6.00 pm. Each Friday night swimmers have the opportunity to swim in a variety of events. Learn to Swim and Squad Training Bronze Medallion and Bronze Star courses Registration is $25 per swimmer or $70 per family. For more information: Read more

ILC Recruitment

Applications from Indigenous applicants looking for a career in the Cattle Industry are now open for 70 positions nationally in the MEGT Training to Employment Program. Applications close Friday 21st November 2014... Read more

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Aboriginal HSC Scholarship Program

Applications now open, closing Tuesday 30th September. Scholarships for Aboriginal Students studying year 11 or 12 at high school or TAFE. If you're interested in a job in Transport for NSW or an operating agency, why not apply for a scholarship worth up to $5000? You can use the money to buy educational tools and services such as a new computer, text books or tutoring. A scholarship could help you get the results you need to go to uni when you finish school. Are you: * A NSW high school or TAFE student? * Studying year 11 or 12 next year? *... Read more

Holidays and Term 4 2014

Bowral High wishes everybody a happy and safe holiday, especially our year 12 students. School will resume in Term 4 on Tuesday 7th October 2014. Students will need to come prepared for Week A lessons and years 9 - 11 will have sport.... Read more


Expo and Family Fun Day!

The Wingecarribee Aboriginal Cluster Group (WACG) are proud to present the first ever….. Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Services Expo & Family Fun Day!! Things to expect on the day: 30+ information stalls from a huge range of services to the area including employment, health, disability, aged care, carers, mental health, AMS, Centrelink, ransport, LTaw Access, employment & a heap of fun too… The hilarious Sean Choolburra will be MC for the day!! Performances by the talented Emma Donovan and her band, Traditional dancers and singing... Read more

Managing depression in children

One in four kids over the age of 12 has significant depressive symptoms. For girls, depression generally appears between the ages of 11 through to about 14. For boys, depression generally appears between 12 and 16. Signs your child may be suffering from depression If you see a number of these problems starting to develop, it's time to ask the question, could this be a more significant emotional disturbance than general teenage moodiness or attitude? A persistently bad, often irritable mood withdrawal not experiencing pleasure not reacting to... Read more

Excellence in VET Awards Night

On Tuesday 2 September, the Vocational Education and Training awards evening was held and various staff members and VET students from Bowral High attended. We would like to congratulate Christopher May who was awarded the School Based Trainee of the Year; Brigitte Simpson, who was awarded VET Student of the Year for Business Services and Claire Van Bergen who was awarded the Judges Award for Excellence. Mr Morgan, Mrs Sands, Ms Reay Follow the link for a full report. Vet Awards Evening 2014 (pdf 367 KB)... Read more

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SASS Recognition Week

SASS Recognition Week runs from September 2nd - 5th this year. Thanks and well done to our great Support and Administration Staff.... Read more

Tug of War

PBS Celebration Day Success!

The PBS Day of Celebration held on August 8th saw students engaged in fun activities the whole day. Check out all the photos (by Mark Kelly) in the gallery below - what to look at first?? Tug of War and Sack Races Tunnel Ball and Dodgeball Mr Bleasdale's headband or Mrs Paviour skipping! Everyone had a fabulous time and the winning War Chant House was ….... Read more

Managing exam stress

As students prepare for end-of-year exams, child psychologist Kimberley O'Brien, from Sydney's Quirky Kid Clinic, has some good advice to help families manage pre-exam stress. "Stress isn't necessarily a bad thing – adrenalin can be useful in helping kids stay on track, study longer and finish tasks more quickly," Kimberley says. "The problems arise when it takes over and your teenager starts to feel overwhelmed and even isolated." In a perfect world, your teenager will have organised their study and revision into manageable chunks... Read more

AECG Meeting

The Southern Highlands Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group extends a warm invitation to attend their next meeting on the 12th of August. The AECG plays an important role in supporting the Aboriginal students in our local schools and your attendance at this meeting is vital. Follow the link for complete details (pdf 131 KB) o f the venue and time.... Read more

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Education Week 2014 - Alumni Project

As part of acknowledging the proud history of NSW public schools, we are focusing on celebrating the success of our graduates. From Prime Ministers to Premiers, Oscar winners to Olympic gold medallists, Nobel Prize winners to Australians of the Year, Supreme Court judges, business leaders and artists, there are many eminent citizens whose paths began at a NSW public school. We should acknowledge, and celebrate, our alumni. By way of inspiration, you may enjoy watching a video compilation of some of our illustrious NSW public school graduates,... Read more

2015 Cambodia Survey

As discussed at the Monday night meeting, the following SURVEY is an opportunity for those parents involved in the trip to put forward their views in the light of recent events. We would appreciate it if the survey could be completed before Thursday night so that we can collate the data and begin to plan a way forward. Thank you for your cooperation. Miss A Sutton... Read more

Year 7 Education Week Showcase

On Thursday 31st July, Bowral High School's Education Week focus is on Year 7 and their class-based projects. Year 7 students will be presenting on their class specific Project-Based Learning with short films, speeches and a display of their work. Follow the link for more details. (pdf 3833 KB)... Read more

Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

Driver Workshops

Parent workshop/Logbook run (pdf 826 KB)... Read more

Hayden Jutrisa receiving ADFA Award

Congratulations to Hayden Jutrisa

Hayden Jutrisa of Year 12 attended the Australian Defence Force Recruiting office in Wollongong on July 14th where he was presented with the ADFA Education Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement during the recruiting process. The school is very proud of Hayden who was the only representative of a country public school in the group of candidates this year. The ADFA awards are given to the best and brightest students in the state who are considering a career in the Defence Forces. The selection process is an arduous one, involving... Read more

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Half Yearly Reports

Years 7, 10 and 11 students were issued with their half yearly reports for 2014 on Thursday 26th June. Reports are available for collection from the front office now. Year 8 and 9 students will receive their reports in week one of next term.... Read more

Term 3 2014

The next school term will begin on Tuesday 15th of July and all students are reminded to come prepared for Week A lessons and sports afternoon for years 9-11. Tuesday also sees the school celebrating NAIDOC Week. We warmly welcome all members of our local Aboriginal community to a special 9.15am assembly followed by morning tea in Cafe Bowral. Have a happy and safe holiday.... Read more


First in the State

Congratulations to two of our year 9 students and one year 10 student - Eligh Morris, Bailey Wyszynski and Jack Strachan, who participated in the JetBlack NSW All Schools XC Mountain Bike Championships in the male intermediate division. This division attracted the largest number of teams in the day's event. The boys rode hard, consistently and strong to gain a lead from the first lap and maintained the lead throughout the four hour Cross Country event. They completed 15 laps in the allocated time, winning them 1st place in the 20 team strong... Read more

Too sick to go to school?

Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more

Year 7, 2015

Parents of Year 7 students 2015 will shortly receive a package in the post about meetings we are holding in term 3, 2014 with our new students and their parents. The generic letter (pdf 53 KB) you will receive also contains student profile questions. We are looking forward to meeting you.... Read more

Kids Camp

For parents wondering what to do with the kids this school holidays, NSW Sport and Recreation have a number of fun and exciting holiday camps for kids aged 5-16 years. Led by qualified instructors, our popular camps get kids outdoors learning new skills while making new friends. There are plenty of activities on offer, including fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, cooking and snow camps. Visit for details.... Read more

Year 11 2015 Information Evening

Subject Selection Information Evening (pdf 182 KB) Thursday 19th June 2014 School Library 7:00pm to 8.00pm Current year 10 students and their parents/carers are invited to attend an information evening about senior school at Bowral High School. Parents will have the opportunity to gain information about the curriculum that will be offered to their son or daughter to study for the Higher School Certificate. Information will be available from the following: Careers Advisor and VET Coordinator (Christine Beasley) – program of study required to... Read more

Youth Scholarships

Applications for the 2015 round of Youth Scholarships opened on Monday, 16 June 2014. Entries close 5.00pm on 25 July 2014. An information package is available to download from Housing NSW's website where some important changes to the 2015 program can be found. For more information about the Youth Scholarship Program please call the youth scholarships number 8753 8673 or email 2015 Youth Scholarships (pdf 1325 KB)... Read more

Ellie Jordan Fencing Success

Ellie Jordan represented the school in the NSW Fencing Team at the National Schools Fencing Championships in Brisbane on the weekend. Ellie won the individual Girl's Foil event to become the 2014 National Schools Intermediate Girl's Foil Champion. She also captained the gold-medal winning Intermediate Girl's Foil & Epee teams, making her the most successful fencer in the competition. Congratulations, Ellie.... Read more

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Surviving the HSC

If your child is studying for the HSC, you're probably feeling the stress too. Many parents want to help but don't want to interfere. As well as pre-exam tension, there are other common factors that can make life seem even more challenging for the whole family. Year 12 is often the year when students: lose interest in school develop an intense relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend get their driver's licence experiment with legal or illegal drugs have a part-time job develop an eating disorder suffer from depression. If any of these... Read more

Erin OToole

Head On Satellite Slideshow

The Head On Satellite Slideshow shines a spotlight on the wealth and diversity of talented photographers in the Southern Highlands and surrounding region. This free, all ages, event showcases the work of 35 artists over two evenings at Bowral Memorial Hall. Several Bowral High students featured in the awards for secondary students. Erin O'Toole (Year 9) was awarded second prize. Emma Kelly (Year 12) was awarded best series. Other participants, whose work can be found on our website in the Gallery, were: Bec Smith Emily Marcocci... Read more

Reforms to P&C Federation

The NSW Parliament has introduced legislation to reform the NSW Federation of Parent and Citizens Associations, which has suspended operation pending Supreme Court action. While these reforms will not affect the day-to-day operation of individual school P&Cs, they will introduce a new executive structure which will ensure the Federation operates as a modern and representative body on behalf of school P&C Associations. Each school's P&C Association will be asked to vote for councillors and delegates who will represent their electorate at the... Read more

Updated Enrolment Policy

After extensive collaboration between Moss Vale and Bowral High schools, an updated enrolment policy (docx 478 KB) has been adopted. This document outlines the criteria and procedures that are now in place for enrolments at either school.... Read more

Social media, kids and privacy

Regardless of your child's age, the world may already know a lot more about them than you suspect. According to recent research: 92% of children under the age of two have a digital presence (it starts with proud parents posting newborn baby photos on Facebook or Instagram) a quarter of Australian children aged between eight and 12 use Facebook, despite the minimum age for a user being 13 more than 20 per cent of tweens publish photos of themselves on the photo-sharing website Instagram young people between the ages of 14 and 19 have an... Read more

What parents need to know about Kik

It seems that every few months a new social media platform or mobile app emerges and becomes popular with young people in our school community. Suddenly "everyone" is on it, according to our children. It's hard for most adults to keep up. Many parents will have recently heard about Kik Messenger and are wondering if it's safe for children. Here are some facts from the School A to Z website's technology guide: What is Kik Messenger? Kik Messenger is a free texting app available on iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Android, Windows, Samsung Galaxy and... Read more

NAPLAN letter to parents

DEC NAPLAN reminder

The DEC has now updated the parent notification for NAPLAN 2014 to that shown below. Tests will still take place on May 13, 14 and 15.... Read more

Year 12 Study Skills Workshop

On Wednesday 7th May, facilitators from the University of Wollongong will be working with Year 12 students on study skills. Students will be split into two groups. Each group will work with the UoW in the school library for a double period. Students will be advised of their Study Skills Workshop group and times in the first week of Term 2. The university facilitators will work with students on techniques to improve exam preparation, manage time more efficiently, and provide students with techniques and skills to study more effectively.... Read more

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HSC Timetable Released

The 2014 HSC written examination timetable has been released today, Wednesday 30th April. Students are able to access personalised timetables via Students Online using their student number (available from Mrs Beasley) and PIN. Students should note the timetable will only be available online in 2014. From Monday 5 May , a PDF version of the timetable will also be available on the BOSTES website for downloading.... Read more

Becky, Matt, Victoria

SRC represent Bowral High School at Kangaloon Public School Anzac ceremony

Last term, Becky Westley , Victoria Morris and Matthew Dunn were asked to represent Bowral High at Kangaloon Public School's ANZAC ceremony. The students braved blustery conditions to attend what was a touching ceremony for all who were present. Becky gave a very personal and heart felt speech and Victoria sang a song dedicated to the ANZACs which had the audience in tears. Matthew played the bugle and the students laid a wreath which had been decorated by the Kangaloon students.... Read more

Lone Pine

ANZAC Day Celebrations

Bowral High School will take part in the annual commemmoration of one of Australia's most important national events. Students and staff are encouraged to attend the 5.30am Dawn Service at Mittagong and/or the Bowral march and service which falls in at 10.35am in the Oxley Mall carpark near Gloria Jeans. The wearing of full school uniform is expected as a mark of respect.... Read more

Tayla Croudson

Triathlon Success

Bowral High School is very proud of Tayla and Toby Croudson who both competed in the National Schools Triathalon in Bendigo. Tayla was placed 4th and Toby placed 11th. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!... Read more

Fire Station

Fire Station Open Day

Fire and Rescue NSW is hosting its Annual Open Day on Saturday 17 May 2014 between 10.00am and 2.00pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people and their parents to meet their local firefighters and learn more about home fire safety.... Read more

The benefits of team sports

Winter sports are getting underway and many parents will soon be getting out of bed early on cold weekend mornings to transport their children to sports fields across town. The good news is that even if your child's team never scores goal, they're benefitting significantly from simply being active and involved. The long list of benefits for your child includes the development of: cooperation and teamwork skills leadership skills respect for teammates, opponents and officials a sense of belonging and team membership social interaction skills... Read more

2013 Annual School Report

The 2013 Annual School Report (pdf 1547 KB) is our evaluation of the school, its teachers, students and school community during the past year. Read the report to find out statistical information about us, such as how our students have performed against national minimal standards for reading, writing and numeracy in the NAPLAN tests, and details of the learning outcomes of students drawing from our school's internal assessment information.... Read more

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BPS- Paving the Past

Bowral Public School will be paving the area around the School Museum and is offering a unique opportunity for family and friends of the school to become a permanent part of the school's history. The Paver Project (pdf 357 KB) will run until the end of term one - 11th April, 2014.... Read more


There will be no P&C meeting in April due to the Easter school holidays. The Annual General Meeting will be held at the next meeting on 21st May 2014. All are welcome.... Read more

Meeting your child’s teacher

Meeting teachers to discuss your child's progress or behaviour can be daunting, but there's no need to feel anxious. Remember, you and the school are partners in your child's learning. Whether it's regular parent -teacher interviews or a one-off request for a chat, these useful tips will help you get the most out of your meeting. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Go with the right attitude Try to approach the interview with a positive and relaxed attitude. Don't be afraid to... Read more

Ellie Jordan is a champion

Ellie Jordan of Year 9 recently won the Roberta Nutt under-15's Foil School Fencing Competition in Sydney. On the weekend she won the NSW qualifiers in the Under 15's Foil & Epee and has been selected to represent NSW at the National School Fencing Championships in Brisbane later this year. Congratulations on this excellent achievement, Ellie!... Read more

Skwirk evening flyer

Year 7 Skwirk Parent Evening

BHS invites the parents of Year 7 students along to an information night on the 18th of March on the benefits of the interactive learning website, Skwirk.... Read more

Anti-Bullying Document Update

Bowral High School is committed to stop bullying and teach students to respect individual differences and behave responsibly. Our three core values; Respect, Responsibility and Fairness are reflected in our updated 2014 Anti-Bullying plan.... Read more


"Tell Them From Me" Survey

In 2014 every student in the school will be asked to participate in the Tell Them From Me survey . The survey results will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey and we believe it will help us to improve. The information letters and consent forms will be mailed out this week and are also attached here (pdf 791 KB). If you want your... Read more

Melissa Perrine at Sochi

Ex-Bowral High student, Melissa Perrine and her guide Andrew Bor have finished fourth in the women's vision-impaired downhill race at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday, the opening event at Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre. Melissa is still to compete in her other pet events, Monday's Super-G and Tuesday's super-combined. We wish her the best of luck.... Read more

The most important skill to teach your child

One common trait all successful adults have is resilience. The ability to bounce back from disappointment is something we have the opportunity to teach our children every day. As our kids constantly remind us, life isn't always fair. Is it a parent's role to constantly try to make life fair? How do we balance the desire to shelter and protect our children with the need to teach them how to cope with life's disappointments? The School A to Z website asked top teachers all over NSW for their tips for parents on developing resilience so children... Read more

Yr 11 students

Year 11 Study Skills Day with UoW

Students at Bowral High School spent the day with In2Uni Mentors from the University of Wollongong workshopping valuable study skills in preparation for HSC exams. In2Uni Mentors explained that now is the time to begin developing study skills that will help them in upcoming exams and increase their chances of success in applying for university. All year 11 students were given the opportunity to participate in five different workshops throughout the day, each dedicated to study skills. The workshops addressed time management, exam preparation,... Read more

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Kyle J

Kyle's Krazy Kosci Klimb

Congratulations Kyle! Kyle Jesshope of Year 9 at Bowral High School participated in the inaugural 2014 Krazy Kosci Klimb. This is an event where 20 children with Cerebral Palsy formed a team and climbed to the top of Mount Kosciuszko to raise much need funds to support the amazing work of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Kyle made it as you can see from the photos. We are very proud of Kyle.... Read more

Help with your child's homework in one click

The School A to Z app has been created by the NSW Department of Education to help parents and their school-aged children, wherever and whenever they have homework and study questions. It's available free for Android and Apple mobile devices, and is an essential tool containing: English A to Z - more than 350 definitions of commonly used English terms from primary and high school. Each word has an easy-to-understand definition based on the current school curriculum, with illustrations and help sheets explaining the rules of grammar. Maths A to... Read more

Planning for success in 2014

Each year in high school brings new academic and personal challenges for parents and their teens. The School A to Z website has created a year-by-year guideto help you navigate the challenges and decisions your child will face as they commence Years 7,8,9,10,11 and 12. For example, if your child is commencing Year 8 or 10, they'll need to start thinking now about the electives they want to choose later in the year. All students can use a helping hand learning organisational and planning skills, regardless of whether they're settling into Year... Read more

Year 12 students

Year 12 Students Complete A Uni Subject Over Summer

Over two intensive weeks in January, five students from Bowral High School, Moss Vale High School and Wollondilly Anglican College gave up their summer holidays to participate in an innovative new subject that has allowed them to work towards their UOW degrees before they've even completed their HSC. Together with 120 students across UOW's regional campuses; Bowral's Claire Farquhar and Jess Phetputtrangkul successfully completed the specialist university subject ARTS 001:Belonging in the Community at the local Southern Highlands Campus of the... Read more

Tutoring Offer

The Highlands Youth Hub in Park Rd, Bowral, is offering free tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays form 3.30pm - 5.30pm for all 12 - 18 year olds. If you need help with reading, writing, homework, specific subjects or just want to check you are on the right track, p lease call 4862 2052 for more information and to register.... Read more

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Sophie Everingham Major Work


Bowral High has had an unprecedented four year 12 students recognised for their outstanding Art Major Works. ARTEXPRESS is an annual suite of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by students for the Higher School Certificate Examination in Visual Arts . Those talented artists are: Sophie Everingham, Emma Dunn, Jim Lewis-Ward and Ashleigh Harrington. Congratulations to these students and their hard-working teachers for this fine effort. Sophie Everingham Emma Dunn Jim Lewis-Ward Ashleigh Harrington... Read more

Jasmine Cristian and Tony Glenn of Rotary

BHS Interact Club Holds Charter Night

Interact is a club for young people aged 12 - 18 who want to connect with others in their community and school. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves. On Friday night the Bowral High School Interact club held it's charter night in the school library. This was a function to officially celebrate the founding of the club and to receive a formal charter from Rotary International. Over 40 students, parents and Rotarians attended and listened to short speeches and enjoyed a supper... Read more