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Finley High School

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Finley High School
Facade of Finley High School
Facade of Finley High School

Coordinates35°38′26″S 145°34′22″E / 35.6406°S 145.5728°E / -35.6406; 145.5728
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoWisdom is Strength
Established1961; 63 years ago (1961)
School districtAlbury; Rural South and West
Educational authorityNSW Department of Education
PrincipalJeff Ward[1]
Teaching staff38.1 FTE (2018)[2]
Enrolment358[2] (2018)
Campus typeRural
Colour(s)Green and white

Finley High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Finley in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1961, the school enrolled approximately 360 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom eight percent identified as Indigenous Australians and four percent were from a language background other than English.[2] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Jeff Ward.[1]


The school has an award-winning Show Team, which shows sheep and cattle. They also receive exceptional School Certificate and HSC results. The teaching staff at Finley High School have won many awards, the most recent of which was a Director General's award for excellence in education, awarded to the Principal Phillip Carroll in December 2007 who left at the end of 2009 to teach in Albury.

In 2013 Finley High School introduced the 'Senior College Model' for studying the HSC.[3] This model stretches the HSC over two years, allowing students to do three subjects at double time in Year's Eleven and Twelve. In doing this the Year Eleven and Twelve students merge in classes providing bigger classes and thus more subject options for the students.[4] This HSC model has been implemented in other schools throughout rural NSW; Corowa High School[5] being one.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Finley High School. New South Wales Department of Education. 24 May 2019. p. 2. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Finley High School, Finley, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Learning at our school - Finley High School".
  4. ^ "Finley High School welcomes easier HSC model - Finley -". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Corowa High becomes senior college - Corowa -". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Billy Brownless attends Finley reunion - Finley -". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.

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