Rooty Hill High School Faculties

CAPA - Creative and Performing Arts



HSIE - Human Society and Its Environment

The HSIE faculty offers Geography and History as core subjects in Stages 4 and 5 as well as Elective Commerce and Elective History in Stages 4 and 5. The HSIE faculty also offer the following Stage 6 subjects: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient and Modern History, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, and Society and Culture.
The HSIE team also provide opportunities for students to pursue extra-curricular interests and build their skills in active Civics and Citizenship by participating in activities such as: The Law Society of NSW Mock Trial competition, National Geographic Geography competition, Asia-Wise Competition, The History Competition, The UBS finance Academy, The Market Share Game, History Tournament of the Minds.
On a whole school level, the HSIE team plan and implement the following whole school programs: ANZAC Day Ceremony, NAIDOC Week Celebration, Sustainability Day and Harmony in Diversity Lessons.



LOTE - Languages Other Than English (MANDARIN)



Some of the great things on offer from the Mathematics faculty this year include:
- MyMathsOnline.com.au – the login is rootyhill and the password is median (to access the homework students will need to a personalised login and password - students can contact their teacher if they wish to reset or retrieve their personalised login details).
- Mangahigh.com – an engaging, game-based learning website that has been made available to all Year 9 students.
- Mathematics Competitions/Mathematics Olympiad – for students with an interest in logical thinking and mathematical problem solving. Students interested in these competitions should see their mathematics teachers.
- Extra-Curricular Activities - The Mathematics faculty runs the Chess Club and also organises student participation in chess and table tennis competitions. Students interested in either chess or table tennis can contact Mr Kumar in the Mathematics faculty.

PDHPE - Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

PDHPE offers 5 different subjects in both the junior and senior school. These subjects include Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation, Senior PDHPE, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Junior PDHPE and Leadership.


TAS - Technology and Applied Studies

Courses in the TAS area:
- Years 7 & 8: Technology Mandatory
- Years 9 & 10: Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Child Studies, Design and Technology, Graphics Technology, Industrial Technology – Timber – Metals and Engineering Studies.
- Years 11 & 12: Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Exploring Early Childhood, CAFS (Community & Family Studies) Design and Technology, Industrial Technology Timber, Industrial Technology Metals and Engineering Studies.


VET - Vocational Education and Training

VET Courses: Business Services, Construction, Entertainment Industry, Hospitality, Metals and Engineering, Retail.