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Coorparoo Secondary College

Number of Students: 409

Why Choose Coorparoo Secondary College?

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Coorparoo Secondary College holds a reputation for the delivery of high quality education to all students via innovation, diligence and dedication to the work ethics.

The college community follows a Student Charter of the 4C’s:  Commitment, Cooperation, Courtesy and Common Sense.

Commitment – work hard and never give up.

Cooperation – listen to one another and work together as a team.

Courtesy – respect everyone by treating them the way we all wish to be treated.

Common Sense – take responsibility for making valid choices in everyday matters, at the same time learn from mistakes if they do happen.

Students are encouraged to develop and identify their own potential in a supportive yet challenging environment.  The aim of the college is to empower students to become confident to pursue their opportunities, but also teach them the skills they need to overcome future challenges in professional and personal lives.

The professional team at Coorparoo Secondary College, well respected in their chosen discipline, are committed to maximise achievements, and do so by monitoring individual student needs as well as academic performance.

Additional activities offered:

Coorparoo Secondary College’s curriculum studies include:

  • Accelerated Music and Performance (Years 8-10)
  • Music extension (Year 12)
  • Music performance (Year 11)
  • Philosophy (Years 8-9)
  • Health Education (Years 11-12)
  • Brisbane School of Distance Education partnership
  • Certificate II in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft
  • Adult Education – External senior subjects (English, Maths A, Maths B, Physic, Biology, Chemistry, Modern History, Legal Studies)

Extra-curricular activities include:


  • Showcase concert for students in the Arts
  • School Cabaret
  • Musicfest – percussion ensemble
  • Music Gala
  • Fanfare
  • Halloween Street Party
  • Dance troupes, Brisbane Dance Eisteddfod, Creative Generation
  • Tread Dance Concert
  • Creative Generation Art Award


  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Touch ball
  • Gymnasium
  • Sporting Competitions – District, Regional and State


  • Selected students attend the Brisbane Writers’ Festival
  • Mathematics Team Challenge
  • Australian Mathematics Competition

Facilities at Coorparoo Secondary College:

Coorparoo Secondary College received a multi-million dollar upgrade in 2010.

State-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Science labs
  • Multi-media centre
  • Resource centre
  • Commercial grade kitchens
  • Creative arts centre
  • Well-maintained grounds
  • Designated junior secondary precinct – classroom, lunch area, toilet and playground areas
  • Students have access to computers and IT devices and wireless network.

Other info about Coorparoo Secondary College:

2016 scholarships are available for students that show evidence of excellence in their field, entering into year 7 in the areas of academics, cultural studies (music, dance and visual arts) and sports.  Scholarships are to the value of $300, used toward school resources and / or uniforms.

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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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