Saturday School of Community Languages

Connection Diversity Excellence

Telephone02 7814 2115

Arthur Phillip HS centre

Welcome to the Arthur Phillip High School Centre!

Ahlan wa sahlan! Hosgeldiniz! Khosh amadid!

Our location

Corner of Smith and Macquarie Streets
Parramatta NSW 2150

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We are located on the corner of Smith and Macquarie Streets in Parramatta. We are easily accessible by public transport as our centre is across the road from Parramatta bus and rail interchange.

Macquarie Street is a one way street heading into Parramatta. Entry to school is through the gates on Macquarie Street, on the left hand side, just before the lights, opposite Barrack Lane. If travelling by car, drop off and pick up is possible on Macquarie Street, near the entry. Longer term parking on the street is subject to parking meter.

Our contact details

Phone us on Saturday mornings only 0436 652 301.

Our postal address is:

SSCL Arthur Phillip High School Centre
c/o Arthur Phillip High School
Corner of Smith and Macquarie Streets
Parramatta  NSW 2150

Email us at

If emailing about an existing student, please remember to include the following details:

  • the name of the centre the student attends
  • the language and year the student is enrolled in

Our hours of operation

Centres are open only on Saturday mornings.

You may contact the head office of the Saturday School during the week by emailing: or calling 02 7814 2115.

  • All classes start at 8:30am. Years 7 to 10 classes conclude at 10:30am.

  • There is a recess break from 10:30am until 10:45am.

  • Years 11 and 12 classes continue until 11:45am.

  • The Year 12 Extension class commences at 11:45am and concludes at 12:45pm.

Our courses

In 2018 courses offered are:

Arabic for:

  • Years 7 to 10
  • Years 11 and 12 Continuers
  • Year 12 Extension

Persian for Years 11 and 12 CCAFL Background Speakers

Turkish for:

  • Years 7 to 10
  • Years 11 and 12 CCAFL Continuers

Homework and behviour policies

You may download the centre's behaviour for successful learning guidelines (PDF 153KB)  All students who attend the Saturday School of Community Languages are expected to behave in a respectful, responsible and safe manner at all times.

As outlined in our whole school homework policy (PDF 125KB), homework is an important part of your learning.

At the Arthur Phillip HS centre there is an expectation that all students will prepare themselves adequately for all formal exams, tests and assessment tasks. These are listed in the assessment booklet that all students receive at the start of each course. Formal tasks will be used to collect assessment data and will be used for reporting purposes.

Other homework may be formal or informal, and may be given as a regular part of the lesson each week. Teachers are responsible for monitoring the completion of any homework given.

As homework is valued by the school community, junior students who fail to complete homework will be intrinsically penalised as they are not completing core work, revision, assessment task preparation and extension activities. Senior students, in addition, will be penalised by lack of preparation for formal assessment tasks, leading ultimately to a reduced final assessment mark, and possibly formal warnings.

Class teachers are responsible for monitoring the completion of homework by students. Students who do not complete homework will have the class teacher issue verbal warnings and follow up the completion of work the next week. Further non-completion of homework will mean the teacher will make telephone contact with the student's family to advise them, and seek support to ensure the completion of set homework.

When concerns continue, written warnings may be issued to families, managed by the Curriculum coordinator. If ongoing, the curriculum coordinator will intervene further to ensure parent support by formal phone contact, and if necessary, parent interview.

For more information, please visit the FAQ.