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Welcome to Stanthorpe State High School

Stanthorpe State High is a school of some 670 students in years 7 to 12. The school was established in 1962 and has a proud record of providing a quality educational service to the Granite Belt community.

Stanthorpe State High School values all people and exists to benefit our students and our community. We have a vision for learning and success and provide a frame work for this within a positive, safe, supportive and inclusive environment. Excellence is aspired towards, sought after and valued in an environment of high expectations of self and others where your best will always do. Our school provides students with high quality relevant opportunities to engage and excel in academic and vocational pathways to their chosen careers. Stanthorpe State High School's junior secondary school provides students with a full range of curriculum offerings and experiences that provide the foundations for, and articulate directly with our senior secondary school curriculum. Our senior curriculum offers a broad range of 23 authority subjects including English extension, physics, chemistry and mathematics A, B and C, 16 nationally recognised vocational education and training certificates and the authority registered subjects of English communications and prevocational mathematics. The percentage of our students achieving in the OP 1-5, 1-10 and 1-15 ranges over an extended period of time exceeds the state average. The percentages of students exiting year 12 having qualified for their Queensland certificate of education also exceeds the state average

Our school has a number of distinctive curriculum offerings including our:

  • Italian immersion program in years 7-10 where students immerse themselves in the Italian language and culture through their studies in various subjects such as mathematics, science and humanities. The program also includes international study tours to Italy with return visits by Italian students to us.
  • Banca Ridge wine tourism industry links program that works in a co-provider, co-delivery partnership with the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, the University of Southern Queensland and industry and includes international study tours to California. The program provides students with certificate III qualifications in tourism and hospitality as well as certificate I and II qualifications in agri-foods, horticulture, agriculture and wine operations.
  • Work education program provides students with extensive access to work experience in a full range of vocations. It sets the foundations for students wishing to enter our school-based apprenticeship and traineeship program that compliments the vocational education and training courses offered.
  • Granite Belt and Border College of Trades program where students undertake training in and receive nationally recognised certificate I and II qualifications in construction, engineering and furnishings. 

A full range of extra-curricular programs is on offer to provide students with the broadest possible opportunities outside of their normal curriculum areas. These programs include but are not limited to a full range of representative sports, instrumental music programs with access to our string ensembles, jazz band, concert band and creative generations state schools on stage, cattle club and show team, beekeepers club, computer club, culinary challenge and many more.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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