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Concord High School

Concord High School

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A History of our School

A brief history

Concord High School lies on almost three and a half hectares of land which was once the site of a tannery firm, Farleigh Nettheim & Co., which was established in Sydney since 1876. The factory site was purchased by the New South Wales Department of Education in 1970 at a cost of $650,000. By 1974 no firm date was announced for the construction of the new high school.

Photo of the tannery, run by Farleigh & Co. that previously occupied the site.

Clearing of the site continued during 1976 and several designs were proposed and evaluated. When tenders were called in October 1977 the successful bidder, C.H Webb Brothers Pty. Ltd submitted a price of over four million dollars. The school commenced operating from the beginning of the 1980 school year, although it was not fully completed. Concord High School was officially opened by Sir James Rowland, governor of New South Wales, on 6 May 1981.
Construction of Concord High School commenced in 1979. 


The school was in use from the beginning of 1980 and it was officially opened in May 1981. 

Prior to the gardens being established the school looked something like this.