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Bracken ridge state high school logoNumber of Students: 500

Why choose Bracken Ridge State High School?

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Being small to medium sized, Bracken Ridge State High School focuses on interpersonal relationships and individual attention. The innovative school is rich in community values, with a committed and active Parents and Citizens Association and strong partnerships with parents within the school community.

The school’s caring and respectful environment results in a high standard of academic results, with a focus on developing each student’s potential.

Bracken Ridge State High School is still large enough to provide a strong study program, offering a variety of options for each student, yet remains strong in maintaining care for each individual child at the school.

Additional activities offered:

With a focus on technology studies, Bracken Ridge State High School offers Year 11 and 12 students the option to choose either Information Processing and Technology (IPT) or Certificate 2 in Information, Digital Media and Technology (IDMT). Year 10 students can also choose to undertake the Certificate 1 in IDMT.
Falling under the design and technology program, studies study fine woodwork, wood turning, metal work, planning and designing projects, fitting and turning metals, metal fabrication, electrics and mechanics.
Food and fibre studies are divided into topics based around: food and nutrition, fibres, production, technology and practical work in sewing and cooking.

Extra-curricular activities include:

· School musicals
· Public speaking and debating
· ASX school share market game
· Story writing
· Poetry
· English, maths, science, chemistry and sporting competitions
· QAMT inter-school mathematics competition
· Participation in Brisbane School Bands Festival
· Queensland All Schools Touch
· Health and well-being expo
· Humanities Day of Excellence,
· Rewards day program each semester.

Facilities at Bracken Ridge State High School:

In recent years, the school undertook a large refurbishment valued at approximately $2.4million. Extensive refurbishment took place to blocks A, B, C D and E including classrooms, computer rooms, administrative offices, the resource centre, science lab and grounds.
Bracken State High School provides updated and modern sports facilities to its students. Two ovals include a 400m athletic track, space to provide field events (shot put, discus, long and triple jump, javelin), 2 softball diamonds, 4 touch football fields, 8 modified size touchball fields, a cricket pitch and batting nets, a soccer field and hockey field.
In addition, there are netball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton courts as well as a multi-purpose sports centre to incorporate netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, handball and a large stage for dance performances.

Other info about Bracken State High School:

Bracken State High School offers student excursions relevant to curriculum subjects. Such excursions include visits to: Law Courts, Conservatorium Theatre, CBD, Queensland Museum, as well as Arts Council Productions, Careers Expo and open days at the Universities.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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