Central Coast’s fastest growing schools — and the ones going backwards — have been revealed. An analysis of federal government data has revealed every Central Coast school’s student enrolment trajectory over the past five years — exposing where student numbers have risen and declined the most.Central Coast Sports College at Kariong is the region’s fastest growing school, with enrolments increasing
by 94 per cent in the five years from 2018 to 2022.
Principal and founder Paul Chapman said the school concentrated on gearing learning towards what individual students were passionate about. “Something that appeals to people who check out CCSC, is that we are really challenging the status quo and courageous enough to follow a different pathway that focuses on what is in the best interest of each and every student,” he said. “Having moved away from he HSC more than four years ago, we are still having 100 per cent success rate
of students (who apply to university) getting offers in their preferred courses, testament to the fact that school does not have to be the same as it was when we ourselves were students, and also there are many alternative pathways to uni or careers that don’t rely on the HSC/ATAR.” Keen footballers Ava Lee (11), and her sister Ivy (9) started at mainstream schools before moving over to CCSC to follow their dreams of playing for the Matlldas. Ivy said she loves that “we do sport every day” but also the “learning environment and all the teachers”. Read the full article here