Student Life At North Sydney Boys High School | High Schools Guide

In this article, we look at life at North Sydney Boys High School. We give an overview of assessment schedules and co-curricular activities.

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Curious about what student life at North Sydney Boys is like? In this article, we discuss the extra-curricular activities on offer at North Sydney Boys High School, the assessment periods and what you can expect in a typical day.


Student life at North Sydney Boys High School

Student life changes from school to school. To help you get a sense of what student life is like at North Sydney Boys and inform your decision making we’ve put this guide together. In it, we discuss the schools:

Assessment periods

Senior School

Content is taught at a fast pace in North Sydney Boys lessons, so to be fully up to date with the content assessed for each exam period, North Sydney Boys can utilise our accelerated holiday courses or Matrix+ to study ahead or at your own pace.

North Sydney Boys Gym; Source: Department of Education

Year 11

TermAssessment block
1Week 10
2None: assessment dates vary by subject
3Week 7 – 8

Year 12

TermAssessment block
1Week 10 – 11
2Week 7 – 8
3Week 8 – 10
4Trial Exams
North Sydney Boys High School Library; Source: Department of Education



Co-curricular activities

Schools are about more than just academic results. School is an opportunity for you to develop and cultivate interests outside of or complementary to academic work. In this regard, North Sydney Boys has plenty to offer students.

  • Competitions for Languages, Maths, Science, Geography, English and
    Information Technology
  • Maths and Science Olympiad training
  • Robotics
  • Chess Club
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Futsal (indoor soccer)
  • Orienteering
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Taekwondo
Leadership and Service
  • Student Representative Council (SRC) – Deals with student interests at school
  • Charities Committee – Coordinate efforts to support charities
  • School Environment Committee
  • Peer Mediation Team
  • Peer Support Team
  • Prefects (Senior leaders)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (leadership program where participants engage in volunteering service, physical recreation, skills and outdoor adventurous journey)
Creative Arts
  • Theatre sports
  • Musical productions
  • Musical ensembles and bands
  • Drama ensembles
Public Speaking
  • Public speaking
  • Debating
  • Mock trial


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