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Kooringal High School

Kooringal High School

Coordinates35°08′35″S 147°22′52″E / 35.143126°S 147.381141°E / -35.143126; 147.381141
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational dual modality partially academically selective and comprehensive secondary day school
MottoThe Edge in Education
Established1973; 51 years ago (1973)
School districtWagga Wagga; Rural South and West region
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalKyle Bryant[1]
Teaching staff68.8 FTE (2018)[2]
Enrolment861[2] (2018)
Colour(s)Navy blue, gold, and brown    
SloganPreserve, Conserve, Serve
NewspaperThe Ziegler

Kooringal High School (abbreviated as KHS) is a government-funded co-educational dual modality partially academically selective and comprehensive secondary day school, located in Kooringal, a suburb of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.[3]

Established in 1973, the school enrolled approximately 860 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom nine percent identified as Indigenous Australians and six percent were from a language background other than English.[2] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Kyle Bryant.


Kooringal High opened in 1973 with 354 students in years seven and eight, 18 teachers, one office worker and eight cleaners. It was the third government high school established in the city of Wagga Wagga.[4] Kooringal High School's local enrolment area includes the residential areas of Kooringal and Lake Albert and more recently[when?] Tatton and sections of Springvale.[5]

Selective stream

Kooringal High School's Selective Stream commenced operation with its first year 7 intake in 2010.[6] The commencement of the school's selective stream was thanks to the NSW Government's decision to increase selective placements, and Kooringal High School was set to offer thirty places per year to students who had sat and passed the State Secondary Schools Selective Test.[7] One of the school's claims to fame is that it is the only selective school in the Riverina region,[8] with the nearest selective school being Yanco Agricultural High School. In 2015, selective students accounted for approximately 20% of the school's total enrolment.[8]

All prospective Selective Students sit the State Secondary Schools Selective Test and are assigned a profile score out of 300, and this score is used to determine which selective school they can acquire a place at. From that process, each school has a minimum entry score that is based on the score held by the last student to accept a place from the reserve list for the previous year's placement. In 2018, the School's Minimum Entry Score was 161, the lowest entry score that year, and a title shared by six other selective schools in NSW.[9]

Minimum selective high school entry scores[9]
School 2015 2016 2017 2018
Kooringal High School 161 163 160 161



Kooringal High School features six computer rooms[10] for student use, four of which are fitted out with HP Prodesk 600 G2 desktop computers. Each computer room has on average 25 desktops that run Windows 10 for Education. 17 Interactive Whiteboards have been installed in Key Learning Areas[10] to aid in classroom learning, and a school-wide wireless network is accessible in each classroom and learning space. The Kooringal High School Library also has several banks of laptops that are loaned out to classes for student learning. The school was also one of 200 in NSW to receive a full video conferencing facility,[10][11] which is now located in the top level of the school library, colloquially known as the VC (Video Conferencing) Room.


The school has two sporting ovals, one on the north side of the school, and another on the south eastern side. Two new multi-purpose netball/basketball courts are located on the top oval, and an older (now mostly disused) basketball court sits alongside them. The school's indoor gymnasium commonly doubles as a basketball/volleyball/tennis court, and also plays host to school assemblies, held each fortnight.[12]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Kooringal High School". School Locator. NSW Public Schools. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Kooringal High School, Kooringal, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ Bryant, Kyle. "2018–2020 School Plan" (PDF). Kooringal High School. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Our school". Kooringal High School. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Kooringal High School School Catchment Map -". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Guide to selective classes at Kooringal High School" (PDF). Kooringal High School. NSW Department of Education and Communities. n.d. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Elite schools: boost to selective places". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Selective Classes". Kooringal High School. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b "2015–2018 Selective high School Minimum Entry Scores". NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Digital Education". Kooringal High School. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Connected Classrooms Program" (PDF). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Bell Times". Kooringal High School. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  13. ^ Grimson, Ken (10 October 2014). "Aria nominations for Wagga singers". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  14. ^ Manning, Shane (1 July 2016). "Michael's 3D vision rewarded in Regional Pitchfest | Photos". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees: Peter Sterling". Riverina Museum. Wagga Wagga City Council. n.d. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  16. ^ Rees, Courtney (21 March 2017). "Rachel heading overseas for tour". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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