About Us

Barrenjoey is a proud community, comprehensive high school with an exceptional geographic position, which influences the character of the school.

Barrenjoey is an integral part of a cosmopolitan, artistic and creative community. As a progressive high school we have developed a unique balance between creative excellence, academic achievement and social awareness.

Barrenjoey is a school that recognises and celebrates excellence on a regular basis. Success is experienced in many pursuits and we are proud of the variety of opportunities provided for all students. Programs are developed that genuinely strengthen the partnerships between students, parents, staff and the Barrenjoey learning Community.

The Parents and Citizens of Barrenjoey are highly involved with the school, forming an important link between all members of the Barrenjoey community, underpinning the value ‘relationships’ hold in an area with such a strong sense of identity.


Our vision, in concert with parents and the wider community, is to consistently deliver quality education within a safe and nurturing environment where we foster opportunities for students to contribute to the ethos of the School.

Our aim is to develop respectful future citizens and leaders with a self-awareness exuding pride and confidence, students who are active, lifelong learners who embrace responsibility.

Barrenjoey aims to provide an individually tailored school experience that is created from consistent processes, innovative strategies and enriched with relevant teaching practices.

Barrenjoey aims to support the wellbeing of all students while consistently rewarding student effort, setting high expectations and promoting academic rigour.

The community can expect Barrenjoey to be a comprehensive centre for academic and creative excellence.