Life at Con High

The Conservatorium High School is the secondary arm of the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, NSW and the State’s only specialist music high school. Established at the behest of Henri Verbrugghen, foundation director of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, the school enrolled its first students in 1918. The inaugural principal, Mr Alfred Steel, was seconded from Sydney Boys’ High; he taught in both the secondary and tertiary programmes of the Conservatorium.

Conservatorium High School is dedicated to the pursuit of musical and academic excellence. It esteems the ideals of integrity, respect and compassion and is committed to providing a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can strive to realise to the full their music, academic, social and creative potential. Through its school-based programs and its collaboration with the tertiary arm of the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University’s School of Music, the Conservatorium High School affords musically and intellectually gifted students extensive experience and training in all aspects of music while providing them with a top-notch, broad secondary education.

The Conservatorium High School is committed to the wellbeing of every student and our aim is for all our students to flourish. Our student identified school values are respect, compassion and integrity and we aim to create a positive learning environment based on these values. We encourage a growth mindset and use character strengths as the foundation of our Student Management Plan.

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Imagine classrooms in which students who are expanding and building their knowledge and interpersonal skills. They do it by playing games, singing songs, hearing stories and making up their own engaging works and much more. Explore the Curiosity Corner as we introduce students to concepts and skills that help them imagine and discover!