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Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus

Quality, Opportunity, Diversity

Telephone02 9560 2355

College Principal

Welcome to Sydney Secondary College.

Sydney Secondary College is a dynamic, public, co-educational college located in the inner city of Sydney. We have three campuses, Balmain and Leichhardt which specialise in middle schooling for students in years 7-10 and our senior campus, Blackwattle Bay at Glebe offers a young adult learning environment for students preparing for the Higher School Certificate. We offer selective, enrichment, comprehensive and special education classes across all campuses. We are strengthened and energised by our many students from diverse backgrounds and abilities working together.

Our College provides excellence in education based on quality, opportunity and diversity.  We have over 2300 students and a highly experienced executive team that includes four Principals, seven Deputy Principals, and 30 Head Teachers. This highly qualified team leads over 190 committed and innovative teachers in delivering quality teaching and learning for our students. Our dedicated learning support officers and administration team support our teaching staff. Together we offer strong, future forward educational leadership to our community.

We have respectful and positive partnerships with our parent and community bodies where together we work to ensure that our young people are given every opportunity to extend and discover their talents.

Examples of some of our established College events and programs include:

  • College Presentation Day at Sydney Town Hall

  • Instrumental Music Program-

  • Talented Athlete Program at our junior campuses and College sporting carnivals and teams that compete at district, region and statewide levels

  • Duke of Edinburgh program

  • A range of performing and creative arts activities and events across each of our campuses, including productions , exhibitions, drama ensembles

  • College SRC Team which meets to support student leadership across the College

  • Positive Behaviour for Learning, a wellbeing and behavior management program, operates across our three campuses

  • College Aboriginal Education team, which works on engaging our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through a range of programs including Sista Speak and Bro Speak, The Great Debate, Koori Art Expressions and more.  

  • College Co-education team which looks at the strengths in co-education

  • Lostock- our College has a country property in the Hunter Valley available for student excursions and parent use

Our College Heritage

Established in 2002, we are proud of its achievements and the great traditions of Public Education on which it is founded.

The creation of the college was in response to the need to revitalise public, secondary education in the inner city of Sydney, and specifically to ensure improved middle schooling in Years 7 to 10 and provision of a wider curriculum choice for Years 11 to 12 in a senior learning environment.

Our College Values

Our school values include: quality, opportunity, diversity, learning, respect, responsibility, cooperation, safety, achievement, fairness, integrity, participation, care and democracy.

Ms Judy Kelly

College Principal