School Planning

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Planning enables schools and their communities to look ahead, formulate direction, anticipate events, prepare for contingencies, map out activities and provide an orderly sequence for achieving goals. The Sydney Boys High School Strategic Improvement Plan uniquely addresses school priorities. A four-year planning cycle is used to represent the complexity of change processes. It allows the time required for change and growth in school organisation and culture required to deliver improved teaching and learning outcomes.

The following Strategic Improvement Plan was developed using data on student academic progress, as well as extensive input from staff, students, parents and Old Boys of what our main objectives should be as a school.

Sydney Boys High School Strategic Improvement Plan 2022 - 2026

Vision Statement

We strive to be at the forefront of educational practice, pursuing excellence while contributing positively to the world as scholars, sportsmen, educators and leaders.

Sydney Boys High School aims to develop students, teachers and leaders to be highly successful across multiple academic and co-curricular domains. Through developing a wide range of skills needed for a healthy and balanced life, including resilience and the ability to form positive relationships, students and staff will be able to pursue excellence, and be capable of embracing any challenges they may face.

Strategic Directions

To achieve our collective vision, the school has chosen to focus on three main areas:

  1. Student growth and attainment -
    The school has identified the need for students to become autonomous, engaged and successful learners. Each student will be engaged through high expectations, differentiation and a focus on developing skills in problem solving, evaluation, working with others, creativity and innovation, and communication.
  2. Nurturing personal wellbeing -
    Our school aims to create positive relationships among both students and staff, and to create a sense of accomplishment. We will strive for every member of the school community to develop the skills needed for a healthy and balanced life, maintaining positive relationships and having the resilience and determination to deal with any challenges they may face.
  3. Closer reading, clearer writing -
    Our students need to read and write with more confidence, sophistication and skill. We will empower students to create and evaluate both creative and analytical language in a way that deepens their understanding of the world they live in and develops their engagement with it.

As part of the planning process, for each strategic direction the school has identified targeted improvement measures and initiatives as well as success criteria and an evaluation plan for each strategic direction.


 Strategic Improvement Plan 2022-2026

Previous Strategic Plans

 Strategic Improvement Plan 2021-2024
 School Plan 2018-2020
 School Plan 2015-2017
 Strategic Plan 2013-2014
 Strategic Plan 2012-2013
 Strategic Plan 2009-2011
Strategic Plan 2006-2008


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