Rutherford Technology High School

Rutherford Technology High School (abbreviated as RTHS), also known as Rutherford High School,[1] is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Rutherford, a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Rutherford Technology High School
Rutherford Technology High School
Location in New South Wales

Coordinates32°42′41″S 151°31′53″E
Other nameRutherford High School[1]
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoI Aspire
Established1985 (1985)
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalMichael Whiting[2]
Teaching staff81.9 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment1,021[1] (2018)
Campus typeRegional
Colour(s)Maroon and blue

Established in 1985, the school enrolled approximately 1,020 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom 19 percent identified as Indigenous Australians and five percent were from a language background other than English.[1] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Michael Whiting.[3][2]


Rutherford High has a limited agriculture facility, sporting facilities and a partially functioning music "laboratory". It is currently undergoing renovations throughout the entire school.

Rutherford High was built in 1985, at the same time and right behind its companion school, Rutherford Public. The two compete in sport programs together, use each other's facilities and both wear maroon, with a maroon fence surrounding both schools. Recently, Maitland Tutorial Centre, which was located on South Street, Telarah (South Street Public School), has relocated to a new location between the two schools. Rutherford High has also been extended as far up to the Tutorial Centre, as part of the ongoing renovations, with a renovated front office, shelter, science labs, asphalt area, hall and a new two-story classroom building that will be joined onto the old two-story building, with an elevator for students and staff in wheelchairs to get upstairs with easy access.

See also


  1. "Rutherford High School, Rutherford, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. "Staff - 2009". New South Wales Department of Education and Training. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  3. "Going to a Public School". Rutherford High School. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2009.

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