Code of conduct
The University High School is a school with a proud tradition and a high public profile. It is expected that the students of the School should, by their appearance and behaviour, reflect these attributes. The University High School is also a school, which celebrates diversity and encourages individual expression. It is appropriate that these aspects of the School's ethos should find expression in outward and visible signs, as well as in attitudes.
Environmental Context The University High School caters for approximately 1,400 students, most of whom reside in the local area. A proportion of the school’s enrolment comes from further afield, either as students in the Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences or SEAL program, or because of sibling claims. The school population has broad socio-economic, cultural and ethnic diversity and the school has a genuine commitment to nurturing this diversity. The school is constantly evolving, valuing the rich traditions of the past and the challenges of the future. The school acknowledges a dynamic community of staff, students and parents, who focus on the school with active partnerships. We value a sense of individual worth and achievement, the comprehensive well being of the whole person and the pursuit of excellence.
The University High School is a state government secondary school within a knowledge precinct, providing outstanding education for local students while achieving excellent academic results and appropriate student pathways. The school is a leader in educational debates and is a specialist provider of educational programs in gifted education and music education. It is also a partner in providing biotechnology education at a state-wide and international level.