James Cook Boys Technology High School

Empowering Young Men Through Innovation

Telephone02 9587 1770


James Cook Boys Technology High School is committed to educating young men to be ethically guided critical thinkers who are innovative life long learners. Each student is challenged to achieve his personal best through learning experiences within an inclusive and caring environment.

The school motto, Ignotum Quaerite means ' seek the unknown' or in simpler terms, always take the opportunity to discover and learn about new things.

Change to School Operations

The NSW Teachers Federation has called for a 24-hour strike for Wednesday the 4th of May 2022 in relation to the Teachers Award.

As a result of the strike action our school will be non-operational on Wednesday 4th of May.

The Department’s learning from home resources will be available for ongoing curriculum support. You can access these at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/learning-from-home

Students should learn from home for the day and return to school on Thursday 5th May.

If there are further changes, I will update parents and caregivers immediately.

Yours sincerely

M. Marciniak


Dear JCBTHS Parents,

Welcome to Term 2 - 2022

Change to Covid Close Contact guidelines

Students and staff who are close contacts can attend school as long as they wear a mask, RAT test negative everyday and have no cold or flu like symptoms. You must contact the school office if your son is identified as a close contact.

If a student tests positive, they must isolate for 7 days. Upon returning they need to be symptom free and wear a mask for 3 days when they return to school,  parents will need to notify the school.

As with last term, no one can be on the premises if they have cold and flu like symptoms.

If you require additional RAT test kits, please have your son attend the student services office to collect them.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office on 9587-1770

Kind Regards

Mark Marciniak 



JAMES COOK BOYS HIGH SCHOOL P&C is fundraising through Return and Earn

Thank you for your past support in fundraising via Return & Earn for improvements to the School’s quadrangle.

The P&C has a new fundraising campaign under Charities on the Return & Earn App so you can continue to donate the 10 cent refund on eligible drinking containers at any Return & Earn vending machine to “James Cook Boys High School Parents & Citizens Association”. 

Download the Return & Earn App and create a login, under Charities search for “James Cook” to find the P&C’s fundraising campaign “Quadrangle Equipment & Facilities Upgrade”, click on the icon to read the campaign information and then select “Set as Payout”.

Watch the video on the School’s Facebook page to see how easy it is to donate.

We urge everyone to get involved in turning rubbish into a resource!  Your ongoing support is highly valued.

Irene Omeros


The End of Term 1 Principal's message can be downloaded here


  • Term 1 challenging but rewarding 
  • Year 9 Camp
  • Year 7 Camp
  • Year 12 2021 Graduation Evening 
  • Year 6 Open Evening

  • Year 7 meet the teacher moved to Tuesday 5th April 
  • Easter morning tea and Easter Egg hunt
  • ANZAC Day
  • Term 2 important dates
  • Requirements for Term 2

  • Health precautions for Term 2
  • Unwell at school 
  • What happens when a student tests positive for COVID-19
  • What we offer - items for sale via the Student Services Office

Successful Opening Evening 2022

Thank you to the parents and prospective students who attended our Open Evening last night.

Despite the terrible weather we had a great turnout.

If you were unable to attend and would like to find out more about our great school please call 95871700 to organise a time for a personalised school tour.

Thank you once again for your support during a very difficult term.

School dates for 2022

TERM 1 - Friday 28 January to Friday 8 April

TERM 2 -  Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July

TERM 3 - Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September

TERM 4 - Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December

Term dates include school development days at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last day of the school year in NSW public schools.

School development days -2022

Term 1 – 28 January and 31 January
Term 2 - 26 April 
Term 3 -  18 July
Term 4 -  20 December


Find past, present and future NSW public school term and vacation dates, printable calendars and term planner plus test and exam dates.


Important items

1. Student Lockers

Locker Policy and Agreement (pdf 130KB)

2. Bell Times & Timetable

The school runs a 2 week cycle for timetables. School begins at 8:45am each day with rolls marked each period. 

School bell & period times (pdf 60KB)

3. School Uniform

School uniform information can be found on the following page - What we offer

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