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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

Telephone02 4721 0529

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Penrith Selective High School website. 

Our school is one of the fully academically selective high schools in NSW and caters for highly gifted students. We were designated as a selective high school in 1989 after operating as a comprehensive high school since 1950.

Students at Penrith work alongside our very talented and hardworking staff with a deep commitment and support from families.

As a school community, we understand the needs of educating highly gifted learners to ensure that they are well equipped throughout the 6 years at school and of course in the wider world beyond their high school education.

We are very proud to offer an evidenced based curriculum model that challenges students which has led staff to  work alongside international experts in gifted education. This reinforces our focus on strengths based education for all students including our twice-exceptional (2e) students.

Please take the time to look around this site to gain some understanding of how our 5-13 Wellbeing strategy, student voice and leadership and the broad co-curricular and enrichment programs which ensure that the school is linked both horizontally and vertically. Consequently students can find like-minded others to work alongside as they develop their skills. 

On behalf of our school community of students, staff, alumni and parents, thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school.


Mark Long


B.PE B.Ed M.Ed (Lead)