Cardiff High School is a comprehensive, co-educational secondary school located in the City of Lake Macquarie. The school draws its enrolments from the Cardiff, Garden Suburb, Hillsborough and Macquarie Hills Communities. The school has a culture of academic achievement, success in sport and creative and performing arts.
In 2016, Cardiff High School recorded 703 student enrolments, including 60 Aboriginal students. The school curriculum caters for a wide variety of interests and needs, with a growing number of students accessing tertiary study and local-industry post-school pathways. The Gifted and Talented program provides students with the platform to accelerate and extend their learning opportunities. Student learning is further enhanced through student access to courses at TAFE campuses and School Based Traineeships. Students are also well-supported through a range of key welfare and careers programs.
Aboriginal students are encouraged to excel through their involvement in academic and cultural support programs and Special Education Facilities cater for students with mild, moderate and severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Cardiff High School’s Japanese language program is fostered by a long-standing sister-school relationship with Tanagura Junior High School, Japan.
The Cardiff High School staff are committed to supporting students and raising the academic standards of the school. They regularly make considerable personal time available to tutor, train and mentor students, supporting them across a wide range of both curricular and extracurricular areas.