Blaxland High School

A School of Excellence, Opportunity and Success

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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

Faculty vision statement

The vision of the mathematics faculty is to:

  • see further growth in NAPLAN and HSC results
  • continue to train and support staff in accordance with performance and development framework
  • continue setting of high expectations with students in class and during assessments and with the setting of high quality and appropriate assessment tasks in accordance with standards
  • embed technology into programs to cater for the future focused learner
  • ensure teaching spaces allow for the presentation and delivery of materials to students to cater for a variety of needs
  • continue and further refine the acceleration of students into Stage 6 (Year 11 and Year 12) mathematics courses based on concrete evidence
  • promote the faculty in the wider community
  • review programs regularly to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners.

Head Teacher - Mr Con Tsitos (rel)