Wade High School is a high school in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia. Wade High School was established in 1971 as Griffith’s second high school. It is a co-educational state public school and has an enrolment of approximately 720 students and 63 staff. Half of its students come from the East Griffith / Driver / Collina area, with the main feeder school being Griffith East Public School. The remainder of the students come from farming areas and smaller places including Yenda, Yoogali, Rankins Springs, Beelbangera, Bilbul and Binya. Many of the students spend a great deal of time travelling to and from school each day, especially those in the Rankins Springs area.
Years Seven and Eight are part of the Middle School years, Years Nine and Ten the School Certificate years and Years Eleven and Twelve the Senior School when Preliminary and Higher School Certificate Courses are completed. Students with satisfactory attendance and progress receive their School Certificate at the end of Year Ten and their HSC at the end of Year Twelve.
The school features two fully renovated kitchens for food technology and hospitality, a large enclosed hall used for indoor sports and gatherings and two computer rooms, one with approximately 30 IBM computers, with 1GB of RAM and Pentium 4 3.2 GHz Processors,and another with the more recent iMacs and a further small computer room conjoined with the music rooms for multimedia fitted with four eMacs (original version).[when?] after a fire, the school’s B Block was renovated. 15 new class rooms were built – each with new equipment and refrigerated air conditioning. The F Block containing seven class rooms was also fitted with refrigerated air conditioning. The school’s outdoor sporting facilities include 2 soccer fields best running hydration, six netball courts, two basketball courts and 2 cricket pitches.
Wade High School hosts annual swimming and athletics carnivals what is meat tenderizer. The swimming carnival is held early in term one at the Griffith Aquatic Centre and the athletics carnival is held in term three at the West End Oval. The school’s students are divided into four houses for these carnivals and points are given to each house based on student participation and placement in each event. The four sporting houses of Bradman, Fraser, Laver and Mackay are named after Australian sportsmen. High performing students can progress to regional, zone and state carnivals after the school carnivals watertight bags.
Wade High and Griffith High School host the Nugan Shield every year, which consists of a series of sporting events.
Wade High has been very successful in the sporting area, including: