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Pendle Hill High School

Pendle Hill High School

Responsibilities, Respect, Resilience and Learning

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Co-curricular activities

We have a strong commitment to providing learning opportunitieis that support the development of students in all aspects of their life. We offer a wide range of co-curricular activites that students can participate in. 

University of New South Wales (NSW) international competition and assessments for school competition

University of NSW international competition and assessments for schools (ICAS)

We offer and encourage students to participate in the ICAS examinations for mathematics and science. Students are given early notice for the competitions that are held in terms 2 and 3.

ICAS information.

Triple A & SASLA

Triple A (Adolescent Asthma Action) and SALSA (Students As Lifestyle Activists) are peer-led programs undertaken by our Year 9, 10 and 11 students. Both programs involve previously trained senior students educating our Year 7 and 8 students about the effects of asthma (Triple A) and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle (SALSA).

The programs also aim to provide our older students with a leadership opportunity and to strengthen relations between the older and younger high school students.

These programs are run in partnership with the University of Sydney.


Chess club

Chess is known to improve a person's thinking and problem-solving skills, build self-confidence and increase creativity in regular players.

Our Pendle Hill High School lunch time Chess Club runs every Thursday Week A and Wednesday Week B. All students are welcome to join, whether they are just learning the rules or have a FIDA (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) rating above 1400. There is also an opportunity for our students to learn chess tactics on Tuesday afternoons in our Chess sport group.

Chess is a growing sport at Pendle Hill High School with opportunities for inter-school competitions and further tournaments.


We are proud of our strong ties with the local Capoeira organisation who run weekly Tuesday sessions at our school. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian artform combining elements of martial arts, music and dance. 

Benefits to the students include increase:

  • Sense of empowerment
  • Self-control
  • Self-confidence
  • Respect
  • Pride in themself
  • Pride in their culture
  • Pride in their school
  • Resiliance

For more information about the success of Capoeira at Pendle Hill High School read the articles below: