Rooty Hill HS is a large, co–educational, comprehensive community school in Western Sydney experiencing rapid demographic change. The enrolment for 2018 is 1135 students. The school has a very committed, dynamic teaching, administrative and executive staff with a range of experience. Over the last decade the school has been recognised for its achievements as a school of professional practice, its work in quality teaching and leadership, its exemplary personalised learning programs and its commitment to innovation.
The school has a technology pedagogy built on a Google Classroom domain with lesson plans and resources available both online and face to face. In 2016 and 2017 the school was recognised as one of the 40 Most Innovative Schools in Australia by Educator magazine. The school has 27 critical strategic partnerships, including a five year innovation partnership with Social Ventures Australia. Parent and community support of the school is strong and working parents have valued both the use of social media and the individual contact approach used by the school in personalising learning for each student. The school has strong academic and socio–cultural platforms that are enhanced by high quality relationships between staff and students. The school values are embedded in all programs, policies and practices, demonstrating the school’s commitment to building positive relationships through personal responsibility. There is a broad academic curriculum, a strong vocational program and the opportunity for students to participate in a wide range of extra–curricular programs. The school has a capability driven curriculum based on the ACARA capabilities. In 2017 the school’s work in developing critical and creative thinking was featured at conferences, as the case study for the Australian Learning Lecture and in publications. Student leadership, personal and social
capability, ethical understanding, intercultural understanding are demonstrated in sports, the arts, school service and academic programs.
Travel Information

Rooty Hill

Nearby Points of Interest

Rooty Hill is one of the older suburbs in western Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the main western train line 42
kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, and 17 kilometres west of the Parramatta CBD. It is easily accessible by road and rail. Rooty Hill is located within the City of Blacktown, the heart of the vibrant Greater Western Sydney region.
Culture and Heritage
Recreation and sports venues
  • Blacktown International Sportspark is a multi-sports venue located inRooty Hill, a suburb in Sydney, Australia. The venue includes two cricket grounds, which has also been used for Australian Rules football an athletics track and field, three baseball diamonds, two soccer fields, four softball diamonds, administration centres and park land.
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park is Sydney's premier Wildlife Experience. Featherdale provides a home to over 1,700 Australian native animals from more than 250 different species and serves as Australia’s largest native collection.
Attractions in Sydney
  • Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbour-front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs. 
Attractions in the Blue Mountains
  • The Blue Mountains is a rugged region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales. Known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens. Katoomba, a major town in the area, borders Blue Mountains National Park and its bushwalking trails. Echo Point affords views of the storied Three Sisters sandstone rock formation.

Air Travel and Transportation

Air Travel
Air travel is convenient and there is an Expressway connection between
Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport and Rooty Hill High School via M5 and M7. A taxi ride takes around 50 minutes in off peak traffic. Train services run every 20 minutes from the city which is also connected to the airport. Please find more information about air travel from the Sydney Airport website and the websites of major domestic and international airlines.

Sydney Trains
Sydney Trains provides regular service between the airport, Sydney CBD
and Rooty Hill High School. You could plan your train travel by visiting Sydney Trains website 

Hotel Recommendations

Featuring free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant, Atura Hotel is located in Prospect, 18 minute drive to Rooty Hill High School. 
Located next to Rooty Hill High School in the heart of western Sydney, the newly refurbished Novotel Sydney Rooty Hill offers premier hotel
accommodation in Rooty Hill and Blacktown area.

Parking Information

Rooty Hill High School features great motoring convenience with easy access to Expressway M4 and Sydney Orbital Network.
There is parking available for conference participants on site. Off street parking is also available in front of the school but is limited by school zone restrictions. Disabled parking is available in the main car park of the school
and all facilities are wheelchair accessible. Details available on request.
If you are driving to the Summit, please see this map about the best parking locations. 
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.