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James Cook Boys Technology High School

James Cook Boys Technology High School

Empowering Young Men Through Innovation

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History & Alumni

History of JCBTHS

James Cook Boys Technology High School was established in 1956. Built on the grounds of the former Moorefield Race Course the school was established to cater for the growing needs of the local community.

The first student intake was under the Wyndham Scheme, named after the Director General NSW Department of Education. The Wyndham Report was responsible for creating the comprehensive school model. The comprehensive school model was developed to cope with the first wave of the "Baby Boom"  and extending secondary school from five to six years, providing a range of subjects that could be studied. 

The first principal appointed to JCBTHS was Mr W. Foster in 1956 (1956-1970). The school was renamed several times (originally Moorefield Boys High School) before becoming James Cook Memorial Boys High School, James Cook Boys High School, then James Cook Boys Technology High School in 1990. 

Queen Elizabeth II visited the school on the 29th April 1970 with her husband Prince Phillip the  Duke of Edinburgh and her daughter Anne.

The school has a history of successfully educating young men. In the 1980s the school developed the reputation of being an elite rugby league school, winning the Buckley Shield and Commonwealth Cup.