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Senior Subject Selection Handbook 2023

A Message to Year 10 students 

Dear Parents/Caregivers and Year 10 students,

You are about to enter the last stage of your school journey and at Warrawong High School we believe that choosing subjects for your HSC should not only be a family decision but a whole school decision.

Selecting your subjects for Years 11 and 12 is the most important school decision you have made since choosing which high school to attend.  We want to support you as best we can. We have put into place several mechanisms to help you get the right mix of subjects that will support your future endeavours beyond school.

Year 10 students will undertake an extensive process to support their decision making. During Term 3 week 1, the subject selection handbook and other relevant information will be made available for students and families to access. Our subject selection information evening for students and parents/carers will be held on Wednesday 19th July from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the school hall. Head Teachers from each faculty, our careers advisor, and representatives from external agencies such as the University of Wollongong, TAFE and Illawarra ITeC will be present to provide further information to you and your child if required. During week 2, students will participate in taster lessons over 4 days enabling them to sample the prospective courses they may choose to select. The process will culminate in individual interviews with each Year 10 student during week 5 conducted by Mr Stanizzo (Deputy Principal), Mr Gander (Head Teacher Secondary Studies), Mr Cattle (Careers Advisor) and Mr Martin (Year Advisor).  The purpose of these interviews will be to assist each student to make the most informed decisions regarding subject selections. Parents/carers are invited to be involved in these interviews and bookings will be able to be made during the subject selection information evening on the 19th of July.

Warrawong High School is a small school, yet we believe in offering as broad a curriculum as we can to meet the needs of our students. We also encourage students to attend TAFE as well as accessing Distance Education as a way of them getting the best possible pattern of study.

We have experienced, talented and enthusiastic teachers at Warrawong High School who provide engaging learning experiences within a positive classroom environment. Our Learning Support Team has effective processes to identify and support students of all abilities through to the completion of their HSC.

When making decisions about which courses to choose for your HSC, please keep the following in mind:


Choose subjects in which you are capable of doing well. There are no benefits in choosing a subject which is either too difficult for you or will not challenge you.


Be realistic about your career choices, and choose subjects which you genuinely need for your chosen career direction.


Choose subjects which genuinely interest you. Remember that you will be undertaking these subjects for two years.



Yours sincerely,

Mr Michael Stanizzo                                            Mr Brad Hughes

Deputy Principal                                                   Principal