We see our mission as ‘Education for Life’ and we believe that we assist students to progressively accept more responsibility for self-discipline, to develop self-respect, to contribute to the community, to develop a love of learning and to strive for excellence.
We believe that students are individuals with rights and responsibilities and offer an environment that reflects our society and better prepares students for their future lives. As a reflection of this, and unlike most schools in Australia, we do not have a school uniform. Instead there is a School Dress Code. This has many advantages for students.
Students can dress in the manner in which they feel comfortable. This is more conducive to learning. There is none of the gender stereotyping usually evident in school uniforms. School uniforms for girls tend to be somewhat restrictive leading to under-achievement of girls in more practical subjects. This is not the case at Mosman High School, where girls are able to wear clothing that is more conducive to practical lessons.
It improves relationships between students and staff — being one less source of disciplinary problems. It allows for self-expression and helps each student to develop an individual identity.
Mosman High was recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Senior Studies for several reasons:
A broad senior curriculum.
A campus atmosphere conducive to achievement.
HSC results which regularly place us as one of the top performing comprehensive high schools in the state.
Due to our fine reputation in Drama and in Visual Arts, Mosman High was granted permission to present special programs in these areas.
In 2007, our special programs were expanded to include Music and Academic Extension. Entry to these courses is via audition and interview for Drama and Music, portfolio and interview for Visual Arts and test for Academic Extension.