School Planning

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Planning enables schools and their communities to look ahead, formulate direction, anticipate events, prepare for contingencies, map out activities and provide an orderly sequence for achieving goals. The Sydney Boys High School plan uniquely addresses school priorities. A three-year planning cycle is used to represent the complexity of change processes. It allows the time required for change and growth in school organisation and culture required to deliver improved teaching and learning outcomes.

Sydney Boys High School Plan 2015 - 2017: School Background


Sydney Boys High School has autonomous learning, more sophistication in reading and writing and promoting excellent teaching as its major priorities. We intend to intercept entropy and refresh teaching and learning and administrative practices at High.


Leaders: Leaders will provide staff with support in developing these skills through initial and continuing professional development.

Staff: Teachers should be aware of the impact of constructive feedback and how it affects gifted learners and their engagement, sophistication and mastery of literacy.

Students: Engagement can be enhanced by assessment practices which protect the learner’s autonomy, provide some choice, and create opportunity for sophistication of analysis and expression.

Parents: Parents should be more involved in the process of higher expectations for all learners. In 2015 the use of ILSPs will aim to have students, teachers and parents working together to improve the learning of all underachieving students.

Development Office: Staff employed or given responsibility for building relationships between families, community members and the school.


We are going to assess and report on understanding, skills and sophistication of writing. The growth of individuals, years7-9, will be reported in terms drawn from the Department of Education literacy continuum for stages 4 and 5.

To ensure engagement in the school community we will emphasise the scholar-sportsman tradition and measure this on student participation in co-curricular activities.

As part of the NSW Department of Education Wellbeing Framework SBHS will be:

  • Developing an understanding within the school of the new approach to wellbeing
  • Using the self-assessment tool, once the development of this tool is completed, to identify strengths and priorities for wellbeing
  • Consulting with the school community in planning processes to target resources to enhance learning through wellbeing.
  •  Encouraging staff to visit the new Wellbeing for Schools website and explore the range of policy information and resources currently available to schools


  • Autonomous learning
  • Confidence
  • Sophistication and skill
  • Teacher anticipated excellence


We aim to build an inclusive, caring environment which fosters collaborative learning and positive relationships where excellence in academic, cultural, artistic, sporting, social justice and community endeavours are achieved.

Strategic Directions

  1. Maximising potential – challenging the accomplished and energizing the disengaged
  2. Sophisitication and Skill in Reading and writing
  3. Teacher practice and the pursuit of excellence

Sydney Boys High School Plan 2015 - 2017: Download

 School Plan 2015-2017

Previous Strategic Plans

 Strategic Plan 2013-2014
 Strategic Plan 2012-2013
 Strategic Plan 2009-2011
Strategic Plan 2006-2008


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