Boys’ Grammar School and Girls’ College: Years 7-12

Pittwater House is a great adventure for our senior students: an adventure in how to live a happy, fulfilling and successful life.

Our Senior School includes the Boys’ Grammar School and Girls’ College, which run from Year 7 to Year 12.

We instil a life-long love of learning, the ability to tackle any problem and a thirst for excellence that will help carry our students throughout their lives.

Challenging yet supportive, Pittwater House helps your child excel academically, emotionally and physically.  

Our Senior students are taught to adapt to a changing world with courage and compassion.

Give them the opportunity to achieve their potential

Pittwater House allows your Senior School child to thrive. They discover and develop their innate talents and have the opportunity to explore and reach their potential.

We offer a wide range of academic, drama, music, visual arts and sports programs, along with numerous personal development and leadership programs. Learn more about our extra-curricular opportunities.

We teach more than the curriculum. We teach critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication. We build confidence and leadership skills.

Read about our academic achievements.

Supported, guided and challenged

Teenage years can be tough, from early adolescence to the rigors of the HSC.

Our teachers prioritise mental and emotional health, and your growing adolescent will feel supported, valued and cared for.

We run formal and informal positive psychology and positive education programs to build genuine self-esteem and emotional resilience.

Learn more about pastoral care at Pittwater House. 

Co-education at its best

Senior School is where our twin schooling approach really shines.

We maintain the Boys’ Grammar School and Girls’ College with single-sex form rooms and pastoral care.

We start to introduce mixed-gender classes from Year 9 onwards for elective subjects. All classes in Years 11 and 12 are mixed so senior students gain lifelong skills in working with both genders, which is vital for success at university and the workplace.

Students benefit from gender-specific classroom teaching plus mixed-gender, co-curricular activities and social opportunities. Learn more about the benefits of twin schooling.

Senior School’s curriculum

From dance to French to industrial technology, your child can choose from a wide variety of elective subjects in addition to the compulsory core subjects set by the NSW Education Standards Authority.

See a list of electives available in 2017, or learn more about our curriculum.

Arts in Senior School

Pittwater House is renowned for its arts programs. Your child has the opportunity to join numerous bands, ensembles, choirs and orchestras; take part in major dramatic productions; try out for a dance troupe or discover their talent in photography, digital media or visual arts.

Learn more about music and the arts at Pittwater House.

Sports in Senior School

A huge variety of sports are offered at Pittwater House, across a 3.5-hectare campus. We are fortunate to have outstanding sporting facilities, including an eight-lane heated swimming pool, an indoor sports complex, multi-purpose playing fields and all weather courts for tennis, netball, basketball and more. Learn more about our facilities

Students can take part in inter-school sports competitions, with the opportunity to qualify for regionals, state and nationals.

Leadership and development

Personal development is a priority at Pittwater House. We offer many opportunities including the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award scheme, global travel through World Challenge, outdoor education and the Cadets program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a gifted and talented program for the Senior School?
Yes, we support gifted and talented children through options such as acceleration, extension classes and extra-curricular programs. Learn more here.
Do you provide learning support in the Senior School?
Yes, we use various strategies to support children with learning difficulties. Learn more here.

“Your growing teenager will feel supported, valued and cared for.”