Bomaderry High School

A Quality Experience

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Learning at our school

Find out more about what your child will learn at our school.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for the curriculum, Kindergarten to Year 12, for all NSW schools.

For the high school years, NESA develops syllabuses for all subjects in 8 key learning areas:

  • creative arts
  • English
  • human society and its environment (HSIE)
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • science
  • technological and applied studies (TAS).

NSW schools also offer special religious education and special education in ethics via approved providers, where available.

Like all NSW schools, we have developed teaching and learning programs to suit our local context and the needs of our students.

To learn more about the curriculum in NSW, visit:

Stages of learning

There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. High school covers Stages 4 to 6.

  • Stage 4 includes Years 7 and 8.
  • Stage 5 includes Years 9 and 10.
  • Stage 6 includes Years 11 and 12.

Academic extension

students in science lab

Bomaderry High School has an outstanding history of academic achievement and strives to extend all students to reach their potential. Academic excellence is achieved at Bomaderry High School through student engagement and quality teaching.

Bomaderry High School Stage 4 extension program


The 4E course is one of the only specifically designed extension programs in the area. The program is offered through a strict selection process at the end of year six. Students are assessed, through examination, in four key learning areas, English, science, maths and history. Ten places are offered to the top Year 7 students who will join ten Year 8 gifted and talented students.


This unique two-year program gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra curricular learning and leadership activities including: Bundanon education partnership program, Asia expo, science fair (winners three years running!) and debating team.


The 4E program develops higher order, critical thinking skills through engaging, student centered learning.


Interested parents and students should contact BHS for details about 4E selection dates.