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The Hills Sports High School

The Hills Sports High School

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Self-Select Classes

We know and value our students and aim to provide a learning environment that challenges them both in the classroom, and on the sporting field. 

At The Hills Sports High School, we make it a priority to support students to meet academic demands. From notable success in STEM to the Creative and Performing Arts, our academic programs aim to identify, nurture, recognise and support students who strive to maintain a balance between high-level sporting commitments and academic studies. The wrap-around support we offer our students includes TSP Mentors, Learning and support team, Academic Mentors, our Executive team, Head Teacher Wellbeing, Student Support Officer, Librarian as well as the support of individual classroom teachers. 

In order to cater for all types of learners, The Hills Sports High School offers a Self-Select stream. The Self-Select stream offers one class per year across Years 7 - 10. The class is made up of students who are intrinsically motivated and independent learners. It is a stream for those who are academically ambitious and aspirational. 

Our Self-Select stream covers the required curriculum, but with a more student-centred model for learning. Teachers challenge students to think critically, get curious and creative, to solve problems and develop original ideas. Self-Select students set themselves high expectations and bring passion for learning into the classroom. 

Selection for this stream happens annually. Students must reapply each year. Positions in these classes are in high demand, often with a waitlist. Students are required to provide supporting evidence to strengthen their application, including school reports from their previous year and any other awards or achievements of which they are proud to include. Applicants are required, in their own words, to justify why they should be included in the Self Select class, and to include their personal philosophy for success in learning. Teachers and parents are also required to comment on the student’s suitability. 

Whilst students selected for this class are academically capable, they are not necessarily the students achieving the highest grades. The Self-Select learning environment caters for those students striving for personal best in all pursuits.

Year 7 2024 Self Select Online Application link

Year 8-10 2024 Self Select Online Application link