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Gateway Community High is a small community of learners and is ideally suited to students who:


  • Will thrive outside a mainstream educational environment 

  • Are looking for a place of belonging and safety

  • Are interested in learning, and willing to put in effort to succeed

  • Could benefit from extra support and attention to re-engage in their education 

  • May have missed some language, literacy or numeracy fundamentals

  • Are looking to build their pathway to future VET or Stage 6 (Yr 11 & 12) studies


Operating as a Special Assistance school, we differ from special needs and behavioural schools.

Students will need to apply and meet certain eligibility criteria before enrolling.



In line with Gateway Community High’s educational philosophy, we have devised a curriculum that allows students to study in a flexible, adult learning environment.


Covers all Stage 5 standard course requirements to achieve the NSW Record of School Achievement (ROSA).


No homework - all school work is completed during school hours under the guidance and support of teaching staff.


Provides extra time

where required to
ensure the fundamentals are effectively


Experiential learning and extended
learning options to develop individual
strengths and interests.


Incorporates ‘personal time’ to allow students to extend their own learning, work on skills they have not yet mastered or engage in supervised downtime to improve their wellbeing.


Includes physical activity to enhance skills, health, and well-being.


STAGE 5 (YEARS 9 & 10)

  • English

  • Maths

  • Science

  • HSIE (Human Society & its Environment)

  • PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education)

  • Sport

  • Personal Time (Life & Work Matters)

Students who successfully complete Stage 5 will be awarded the NSW Record of School Achievement (ROSA).


After Stage 5, our team will help you to successfully transition back to mainstream education, other forms of adult education and training or enter the workforce.


$50.00* per term

This fee is all inclusive and covers
curriculum resources and extra curricular
activities. We do not want financial barriers
to be an issue that prevents students from
accessing life changing education.

Please speak to our team if you would like
to discuss payment plans or different
financial arrangements.

*For Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders. Read more.


We don’t have a set uniform but students
will be expected to wear a plain white
collared shirt and navy pants or skirt of
their own choice and closed black shoes.


School starts at 8:55am and ends at 3:05pm.

Our term dates are generally in line with NSW school term dates.





At Gateway Community High we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and visitors. We maintain all COVID-19 restrictions put in place at any given time by the NSW Government or Commonwealth Government agencies and have a current COVID-19 Safety Plan. As the COVID-19 situation is changing on a regular basis, we continue to monitor the situation closely and review advice regularly to ensure we are responding appropriately to changing levels of restrictions.