Sydney Boys High School offers opportunities for its students that are not available to any other public school student in the state. The success of our boys and the outstanding reputation of the School from which we all benefit, is a result of the well rounded education our boys receive, including rigorous sporting competition, leadership training and community service, academic competitions, debating and public speaking, creative and performing arts opportunities – all while pursuing academic excellence.
The facilities our boys currently enjoy, at a fraction of the cost of a private school, were made possible not only by government funding but through significant generous donations by past generations of parents and students. The Sydney High School Building Fund is used to improve and build facilities that cannot be funded by the government. Sydney Boys High has only been able to achieve what it has through its history because parents, old boys and other members of the High family have joined together to build the future of the School.
The Governors Centre has been built and an Occupancy Certificate has been granted. Students from SBHS and SGHS are using the facility every school day. We haven’t yet finished the complete fit-out.
In 2021, the school's fundraising focus is the ‘Finishing Touches Campaign’. We still need some big-ticket items – the grand piano c.$75k, white goods for the two food handling spaces c.$35k, soft furnishings for the foyer and public spaces c.$15k and additional production lighting systems c.$25k.
If you are haven’t yet donated to the Governors Centre, it is still possible to make a tax-deductible contribution. You can have a theatre seat with your family plaque on the back of it for $3,000. Alternatively, you can make a donation to the Sydney High School Foundation Advancement Fund. Help us to make this great new asset into a fine meeting, examination and performance space.
The Governors Centre is the most ambitious project ever undertaken by Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls High Schools. The schools' communities enjoy facilities as the direct result of the generosity of families and alumni.