The Henry Lawson High School

Challenge, Encourage, Achieve

Telephone02 6343 1390

About our school

Welcome to The Henry Lawson High School website. We are proud to continue the long tradition of fine education within the Grenfell community. Our school is named in recognition of Australia’s great storyteller and poet, Henry Lawson, who was born in 1867 on the Grenfell goldfields which the school now overlooks.

Our school has a strong historic foundation, continuing education that first commenced in 1867. The Grenfell Intermediate High School was formed in 1930 and The Henry Lawson High School in 1961. The school moved to its present site in 1973. 

The Henry Lawson High School is a small rural comprehensive high school of approximately 220 students. Our students and school community take great pride in the academic, sporting and school community achievements, especially in music and a range of sports. Our students are polite, friendly, value their learning and the opportunities provided through the school and community. 

Our curriculum is diverse catering for a wide range of interests and needs. Quality learning takes place amidst 21st century technology, with a strong emphasis on developing thinking skills, and independent learning. Our parents and community are an integral part of school life within and beyond the classroom. Our students learn in a positive and respectful atmosphere, where both their achievements and efforts are valued and recognised. We believe that it is important that all members of our community are treated with courtesy, expect fairness, are respected, and feel happy and safe. 

Our school vision underpins our actions: Challenge, Encourage, Achieve. All students are part of a learning community that promotes and encourages personal best. These positive qualities are recognised in our house system that rewards students across the three areas of school life: academic, sport and school community. The three houses are named in recognition of three Grenfell sporting legends: Jan Lehane, the tennis star; Stan McCabe, the Australian cricket batsman; and Reginald McNamara, an international cyclist. Their successes reflect our vision. We are all very proud of our students. A happy and rewarding partnership in learning flourishes here at The Henry Lawson High School. 

School Information

Please click on the link below to download a PDF of the School Information Booklet. This booklet is provided to parents of the Year 7 students and to and new parents.

The booklet contains information regarding the School curriculum, extra curricular opportunities, bell times, subject fees, student requirements for particular subjects, term dates, school uniform, etc.

School Information Booklet (PDF 5504KB) 

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