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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


Gateway is an alternative high school, designated by NESA as a special assistance school. We offer more support and more flexible learning options for young people that may have barriers to effective participation or experience disadvantage in larger mainstream educational settings. 

Gateway is not a designated special needs or behavioural school and we are unable to cater for students requiring high level learning support or behavioural interventions.

Who should attend


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


Options to catch up and complete school work after timetabled class hours and access materials using Microsoft teams.


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

Stage 5

STAGE 5 (YEARS 9 & 10)

  • English

  • Maths

  • Science

  • HSIE (Human Society & its Environment)

  • PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education)

  • Sport

  • Additional programs and activities to develop knowledge and skills for Life & Work

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

In 2022 Gateway Community High applied to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to extend the program offering to Stage 6 (Yrs 11 and 12). This is currently subject to formal ministerial approval. 


Our team will help our students in any year of enrolment to work towards their further learning and career pathway - whatever that may be. Options include further learning at Gateway Community High, successfully transitioning back to mainstream education; or into other forms of education and training, or enter the workforce.


$100.00* per term

This very modest fee covers
curriculum resources an
d most 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.


We don’t have a set uniform but students are expected to dress suitably for a learning environment by wearing clean, neat casual clothes and closed shoes.

Top: Plain White or Navy collared Polo shirt

Bottom: Full length Pants (jeans, pants or trackpants), shorts or skirts  ( thigh or knee length)

Shoes: closed shoes such as walking or running shoes, boots; (no heels, no uggs, no slides)

For Warmth: Plain Hoodies, jumpers, cardigans and tracksuit tops


  Our term dates are generally in line with

NSW public school term dates.

Students and Families will be advised of pupil free dates in advance of each term commencement.

The School is closed on Public Holidays.


School Term Dates 2023

Term 1 

Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April

Monday 30 January 2023 (returning Year 9 2022 students entering year 10 only)

Tuesday 1 February 2023 (all NEW 2023 students)

Term 2

Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October to Tuesday 19 December


There are occasionally school development days, during which no classes will be held. Notice will

be given to students and families for these days.


  • The School is open to students from 8.45am.

  • School classes start at 9am. 

  • Timetabled classes are currently scheduled to end at 2pm.

  • There are some short 5 minute breaks between classes and a scheduled lunch break.

  • School staff are on site before and after the scheduled class times during Term.

  • Office hours are generally 8:30am to 4pm

Fees and 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.

This is guided by:

  • Any NSW Public Health Order that applies to Schools

  • Instructions from the Department of Education

  • The National Framework for managing COVID-19 in Schools and Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Our updated COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • Advice from AIS NSW

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