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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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Telephone02 9630 4116

About our school

Northmead High School is a co-educational comprehensive school providing a broad curriculum in a caring learning environment.

Special features of the school include the encouragement of students to achieve their personal best, and a special focus in the performing and creative arts.

Many students continue to attend the school for the curriculum offerings in performing arts together with their participation in extra curricular activities in the performing and creative arts.

Principal's message

Welcome to the website of Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School. Our school has a proud tradition of catering to the needs of students in the Creative and Performing Arts. We not only cater for students in the creative and performing arts but also offer an extensive gifted and talented academic program which includes enrichment, extension and acceleration.

Academically NCAPAHS has achieved excellent results at the HSC, achieving Band 6s in all courses. The top ATAR in recent years was 99.5. The school is well equipped to foster intellectual inquiry and creativity.

Our school is a happy, vibrant place of learning. Our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Community, Commitment and Tolerance underpin all our practices and policies.

Our students participate in a huge range of extra curricular activities including Wakakirri, debating, public speaking, drama, dance, music, visual arts, photography, sport, charity and community work. 

Developing future 

Focused skills is imperative for the students' educational and work future. Through our Project Based Learning (PBL) students are offered unique opportunities to engage in  authentic learning developing solutions to  issues and problems such as sustainability, safety, and cultural identity. Students engage in learning which fosters student directed learning, student choice, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity and innovation.  

Students are also encouraged to develop a deeper cultural understanding of the world, through annual exchanges to Kawaguchi, Japan which are available to all students.

Social justice is an important issue for the students of Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School. The multicultural committee and prefects are a leadership group of students who manage the promotion of social justice and equity, including the sponsoring of 2 students in Ethiopia and Afghanistan, sponsoring a school in Oriakhail, Afghanistan and participating in the 40-Hour Famine and Red Shield Appeals.

We have strong ties with our community and work with them to ensure quality learning outcomes for all students.

Welcome to our website. If you wish to enquire about enrolment, please do not hesitate contacting me.

Narelle Vazquez