Strathfield South High School

Many Cultures, Common Values, One School

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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

About the faculty

Strathfield South High School mathematics faculty is committed to fostering a positive learning environment, effectively addressing the specific needs of each individual student to enable them to achieve their personal best. Our aim is to promote students' appreciation of mathematics and develop their mathematical thinking, understanding, confidence and competence in solving mathematical problems. The mathematics faculty at Strathfield South High School continues to provide a full range of courses to cater for all of our students of varying abilities and needs.

Opportunities are provided for our gifted and talented mathematics students to participate in mathematics competitions and other events to develop and enhance their potential in problem solving. Students are also provided with opportunities to use computer technology (including iPads) in the classroom.

Courses for study

Stage 4 subjects

  • Mandatory mathematics

Stage 5 subjects

  • Mandatory mathematics

Stage 6 subjects

  • Mathematics standard 1
  • Mathematics standard 2
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics extension 1
  • Mathematics extension 2
  • Mathematics life skills

Faculty focus areas

  • Improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students
  • Continue to build skills using technology as a tool for learning
  • Inspire and motivate students in a learning space that will promote independent learning, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication

Our strategies

  • Use of school measurement, assessment and reporting toolkit (SMART) date to re-evaluate teaching and learning.

Staff members

  • Mr Ahmad (Acting Head Teacher)
  • Ms Bui
  • Mr Barzovski
  • Ms Smith