Narwee High School

Narwee High School (abbreviation:NHS), known from 1958-1991 as Narwee Boys' High School (abbreviation:NBHS), is a former high school in the south-western Sydney suburb of Narwee, New South Wales, Australia.

Narwee High School
Coordinates33°56′59.51″S 151°4′9.02″E / 33.9498639°S 151.0691722°E / -33.9498639; 151.0691722Coordinates: 33°56′59.51″S 151°4′9.02″E / 33.9498639°S 151.0691722°E / -33.9498639; 151.0691722
TypePublic, co-educational, secondary school
MottoLatin: Justus esto et non Metue
(Be just and fear not)
CampusChamberlain Street, Narwee
Colour(s)Gold, black and blue    

Narwee High School operated as a boys' high school from January 1958 until December 1990. However, due to declining enrollments, the school became co-educational in January 1991. This was not a saving grace however, and due to a continuing decline in student numbers, the school was declared surplus to the needs of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training and was officially closed in December 2001. The closure was associated with the reorganisation of high schools in the district, and the formation of the Georges River College whereby students from various local high schools feed into a senior college campus.

On 5 November 2003, a major fire broke out on the top floor of a three-story building in the disused school causing extensive damage.[citation needed] There are currently plans to redevelop the site for a mixture of low and medium density private housing, with preservation of some open space for public use.[citation needed] In late 2005, demolition work commenced and was completed by March 2006.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "PET sounds". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 February 2008.
  2. ^ Saleh, Lillian; Yamine, Evelyn; Patty, Anna (30 July 2005). "He fought his way out of a paper bag - our new premier: Morris who". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia.
  • Miranda Wood, "Sad farewell to the school that died", Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia), 9 December 2001

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