Muirfield High School
is a public
, secondary day school
located in North Rocks
, a north-western suburb of Sydney
, New South Wales
Established in 1976 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training
, Muirfield is a non-selective school catering for approximately 738 students from Years 7 to 12.
A defining feature of the school is its agricultural program run out of the Barclay farm. Muirfield has run an agricultural display at the Castle Hill
Show since 1992. In 2006 the school won the award for "Best School Display". Issues arising from drought
resulted in the School withdrawing from the show in 2007. In 2010 Muirfield High School was invited to participate in the first Sydney Royal Easter Show Schools Fruit and Vegetable Display, where the school was awarded 2nd place.
The school often participates in Rock Eisteddfod. In 2004, the school won the Small Schools division of the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge
Muirfield High School opened in 1976 as a comprehensive
, co-educational high school. Its founding principal Ray Stanton set up a very different kind of school with no uniform, no bells (except to mark the end of breaks), no formal roll call classes and no formal assemblies. His education theory was to treat students as adults, in an attempt to prepare them for life. However, the... Read More