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bundamba State secondary college logoNumber of Students: 771

Why choose Bundamba State Secondary College?

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Bundamba State Secondary College, opened in 1970, is a school rich in cultural diversity and is proud of its history in academic and sporting achievement. Of approximately 800 enrolled students, roughly 10% are Indigenous and 10% Pacifica.

The school’s commitment lies in its care for all students, holding pride, respect, responsibility, and empowerment in high priority, which form the basis of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program.

Staff and students at Bundamba State Secondary College are passionate about preserving and showcasing diversity through regular events and activities including the Academic Program, NAIDOC week celebrations and the ANZAC Day ceremony.

Bundamba State Secondary College also hosts international exchange visitors, offers a sporting program and performing arts activities.

Additional activities offered:

Extra-curricular activities offered at Bundamba State Secondary College include a wide range of activities and training programs. Year 10 students complete a Senior Education and Training Plan (SETP) that links them into their chosen subject choice for Years 11 and 12.

Other curriculum enhancement programs include:

· Award winning B-TADS (Bundamba Training and Development Squad)
· Bundamba Development Programme (BDP)
· Life skills, Values, Career Preparation
· QCS preparation and team building
· ARTIE – Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peer mentoring program
· Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) subjects
· Traineeships and Apprenticeships
· Access to the school’s TAFE programme
· Multi-literacy program
· Special Education Program
· Literacy and Numeracy classes (LAN)
· Vocational Education courses
· Certificate I through to Certificate III
· Xle8 Maths program in partnership with QUT
· Links with QMEA, Beacon, QUT and ARTIE

Additional activities include:

· Instrumental Music
· Interschool Sport
· School musicals
· Arts, Music and Drama nights
· Talent Quest
· Camps
· School Dance
· International trip to NASA
· Student Council Fundraising activities for charity
· Cultural Festival

Facilities at Bundamba State Secondary College:

More than $20 million has been spent on Bundamba State Secondary College during major facilities updates that took place as part of the State Schools of Tomorrow Project. The school now offers its students a world class performing arts complex, leadership centre and rock climbing facilities. Upgrades also incorporated refurbishments to classrooms, the resource centre and administration building.

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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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