Newcastle High School

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... mathematics is just about the human desire to understand and appreciate the patterns around us in the world ...


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

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond. 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 Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Mathematics Standard 1, Mathematics Standard 2.


  • encourage creativity and critical thinking skills
  • maximise student learning and potential
  • promote collaboration and a positive team environment
  • develop communication skills    


  • the Maths Breakfast Club operates in Room 25 Wednesday mornings 7:45am to 8:45am - students are helped by maths teachers who focus on content students identify they want help with
  • the Study Buddy Peer Tutoring begins in Term 2, Y10 students have completed a training program and will be available on Tuesdays at lunchtime in Room 29 to tutor Y7 students
  • the Hunterwise STEM Project will operate in partnership with the University of Newcastle in Term 2 - 16 Y8 girls will work with Mr Gambrill, Ms Cugaly and a university mentor to complete a design project
  • all students must have a calculator, they are available at the front office - Casio FX82AU is the recommended calculator


STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Y7 and Yr8 students follow the NESA endorsed Stage 4 Maths program.
  • Two classes in each year group are streamed, however, all classes complete the same program.    

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Y9 students follow the NESA endorsed Stage 5 Maths program,  two classes are streamed, the remaining classes are mixed achievement - all classes follow the same program of study.
  • Y10 students follow either a Stage 5.1/5.2 (Standard) or 5.1/5.2/5.3 (Advanced) pathway - the Standard program prepares students to continue study in the Y11 Standard course, the Advanced program allows students to access the Advanced Mathematics course in Y11 

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • Y11 and Y12 students can study Extension 1 and Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics or Standard Mathematics in Y11, Y12 Extension 1 students can choose to add Extension 2 Mathematics their HSC studies.


  • Renee Wells  HEAD TEACHER
  • Sue Barter
  • Penny Cook
  • Marissa Deaves
  • Samone Dinnery Y7 ADVISOR
  • Dylan Gambrill
  • Fiona Houston
  • Val Kadarusman
  • Joanna Netluch
  • Ellie Parker
  • Daniel Walker