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Deception Bay State High School

Number of Students: 665

Why Choose Deception Bay State High School?

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Deception Bay State High School is positioned in the heart of Deception Bay, located approximately 23 kilometres north from Brisbane’s CBD.

A wide range of school curriculum programs and extra-curricular activities are offered to the school’s population of almost 700 students.  School achievement is recognised in Deception Bay State High’s academic, cultural and sporting arenas.

In 2012, Deception Bay State High School started to implement the Australian Curriculum, which focuses on a greater knowledge and understanding as students’ progress through secondary education.

Committed staff at Deception Bay State High School comprise of specialist teachers that utilise the school’s modern facilities to ensure students gain access to the knowledge they need to guide them onto their chosen pathways.  Teachers and staff at the school aim to ensure students achieve their highest potential.

Deception Bay State High School’s supportive Parent and Citizen’s Association works hard to ensure students have access to the best facilities and education the school can offer.

Additional activities offered:

The focus of junior year levels is to learn the school’s broad based core curriculum subjects, which cover 8 key learning areas:  English, maths, science, study of society and the environment, health and physical education, the arts, technology and Japanese.

There are also specialist programs offered in years 8, 9 and 10, such as music extension and soccer.  Year 8’s also focus on a year of literacy and numeracy programs, which enable all students reach their individual abilities.

Year 9 students complete a comprehensive Senior Education and Training Plan (SETP), which focuses on individual pathways for the future.  In continuation of that, Years 10, 11 and 12 are monitored and reviewed, to make sure they are on course with their appropriate study.

A full range of Queensland Study Authority subjects are offered to senior students that wish to complete an Overall Position (OP), as well as an extensive selection of VET courses including many Certificate II and III courses.

School based apprenticeships and traineeships options are provided for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.  A number of high performing students have commenced studies as part of the Smart QUT program in year 12.  Students also have the ability to apply for entry into the QU Teach program, in which Year 11’s can commence university study in a teaching course.

The school integrates state-of-the-art communication technologies into classrooms across all subjects and all year levels.

Extra-curricular activities are offered to students in the areas of sport, music, dance, clubs,

Facilities at Deception Bay State High School:

Sports facilities at Deception Bay State High School include basketball, futsal and volleyball courts and male/female changing rooms. There is also a fully equipped gym with weights and cross training machines.

The school boasts industry standard kitchens for hospitality studies, with coffee and bar facilities as well as a dining room for real-life learning experiences.

An equipped music block comprises of two classrooms, four rehearsal spaces, an IMAC recording station and computer lab.

Rehearsal spaces include floor to ceiling mirrors and sprung timber flooring with surround sound speakers.

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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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