It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to students and parents joining us at Arthur Phillip High School, the state’s first high rise high school. It has been an absolute privilege to be part of the development of this landmark project which offers ‘future focussed’ learning for all our students and the best of crosscurricular, collaborative teaching practices for our staff.
I am proud to be leading Arthur Phillip High School together with extremely talented, professional staff who are committed to making the very best use of this technology-rich environment to help their students become the next generation of leaders who can solve complex, real world problems and make a positive difference. This project has collaboration at the heart of its inception and development. The community has been actively involved, as have teachers, students and parents and carers.
We, the school community, look forward to standing strong as outstanding examples of how public education is leading the way in innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and academic and sporting excellence.
Lauretta Claus, Principal
Inside Our School
Arthur Phillip High School is the first public high-rise high school in NSW.
This school year at Arthur Phillip High School will be an exciting time for students, teachers, school administration staff, parents and carers.
We are thrilled to have a new high school with flexible, technology-rich learning spaces and dedicated homebase levels for Years 7 to 12, which include:
adaptable, moveable furniture and room configurations which offer better opportunities for collaboration and personalised learning
specialised development hubs for science, metal work, wood work, 3D design, food technology, performance, music and textiles
a double size multi-sport gymnasium.
Who we are
At Arthur Phillip High School, we are committed to promoting learning excellence in an inclusive, dynamic and flexible environment. Our collaborative, future focused learning approach maximises engagement and achievement by challenging and supporting students to pursue excellence and develop a passion for learning, through responsible, informed leadership and proactive global citizenry.
Our staff understand the crucial role they play in providing a diverse, multi skilled curriculum with an emphasis on developing literacy and numeracy skills for our rapidly changing community. In our new multi storey future focused school, collaboration and innovation are essential elements in curriculum delivery and imperative for success. Staff also recognise the importance of developing the whole child through our focus on wellbeing, physical activity, creative and performing arts and student leadership.
At Arthur Phillip High School we cultivate programs and initiatives that celebrate and embrace our multicultural community. We recognise the key role our parents play and provide seamless transition points for students entering Year 7 and leaving for tertiary studies or the workplace at the end of Year 12.
At Arthur Phillip High School students STRIVE for:
RESPECT – To be polite and courteous to others and show respect for all members of the school community
SUCCESS – To learn, participate and realise my potential
RESPONSIBILITY – To recognise and understand my obligations as a member of the APHS community
Building positive relationships through inclusivity
Empowering learners to grow and flourish
Nurturing a culture of belonging
Where students recognise and embrace opportunities to thrive
Passionate, innovative learners working collaboratively
United in our diversity
Nurturing positive, respectful relationships
Where student voice is valued
Collaborating to solve complex, real world problems
Partnering with families to support student growth
Inspiring entrepreneurial leadership through community partnerships
Challenging and supporting students to pursue excellence
Inspiring and innovative learning spaces
Authentic digital learning
Striving for respect, success and responsibility
A wellbeing focus where students thrive
Learning at APHS
At Arthur Phillip High School teachers work collaboratively to develop student skills and competence in literacy, numeracy, information communication technology, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, and ethical understanding.
Staff are committed to creating opportunities for peer collaboration and the sharing of student learning with the broader community. Through face-to-face, online and blended learning approaches, students are connected to local and global communities. An entrepreneurial framework fosters lifelong skills through learning strategies such as play, project-based learning, genius hour and passion projects. Within this framework students are engaged in meaningful and authentic tasks challenging them to explore significant community and global issues as well as their own areas of interest.
At Arthur Phillip High School students are exposed to STEM challenges which integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These challenges further develop skills such as problem solving; creativity; critical analysis; teamwork; independent thinking; initiative; communication and digital literacy. The use of a customised digital learning platform connects students to an online collaborative learning community, creating their own personal workplace where teachers provide feedback and guidance.