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 Strategic Improvement 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 2021 - 2024: School Background


Sydney Boys High School has identified the need for students to become autonomous, engaged and successful learners. Each student will be engaged through high expectations, differentiation and a focus on developing skills in problem solving, evaluation, working with others, creativity and innovation, and communication.


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 generating higher expectations for all learners. From 2015, the use of Independent Learning and Support Plans (ILSPs) 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, Years 7-9, 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. Student growth and attainment
  2. Nurturing personal wellbeing
  3. Closer reading, clearer writing

Sydney Boys High School Strategic Improvement Plan 2021 - 2024: Download

 Strategic Improvement Plan 2021-2024

Previous Strategic Plans

 School Plan 2018-2020
 School Plan 2015-2017
 Strategic Plan 2013-2014
 Strategic Plan 2012-2013
 Strategic Plan 2009-2011
Strategic Plan 2006-2008


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