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Holland Park State High School | Parent Fact Sheet

Located in picturesque leafy Holland Park, Holland Park State High School boasts an innovative curriculum supported by an advanced learning and teaching team. The Australian Curriculum is presented here in an engaging and exciting way that prompts students to consistently achieve highly across all learning areas. Is this the school that you have been looking for?

Number of Students: 497

Why Choose Holland Park State High School?

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Holland Park State High School 

Holland Park State High School is a boutique high school, selected by discerning parents making a deliberate choice of a smaller high school for their children.  Parents are attracted by high standards of teaching and learning, a focus on the individual child, strong academic results and OP history, vocational pathways and tailored programs in the Senior School.

Holland Park State High School believes each person is special.  The school’s focus is to establish each student’s abilities and talents, and then provide individual learning opportunities to work on those strengths.

Students at Holland Park State High School are provided with high quality learning programs within the curriculum.  School staff look out for student excellence and respond to the needs and goals of students and their families.

Holland Park State High School results

Ninety percent of eligible students achieved OP 1 – 15 in 2019, including two OP1s and 16% OP 1-5. One hundred percent of graduates finished school with a qualification (QCE, VET or SAT), with 98.7% of graduates completing their QCE.  
Triple E excellence classes produce outstanding academic outcomes for students.  With an approach to personalised learning, all students complete a Personal Learning Plan where they learn to set goals and monitor their progress throughout the year. A High Performance Volleyball program has delivered National Championship winning teams (two silver medals in 2018), while tailored programs for elite athletes have enabled them to combine their studies with international volleyball, diving and gymnastics competitions, including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Creative programs in Music, Art and Languages (Japanese and German) attract considerable interest. The school has a long standing sister school relationship with Senior High School, Osaka, Japan.
The school is developing bilingual and masterclass strands for talented students of Japanese, for implementation in Year 7 in 2020.  Provisional accreditation to host international students will complement the school’s focus on developing 21st century skills for the global economy.

Additional activities offered:

Holland Park State High School aims to develop, enhance and showcase the talents of students at the school.  The school’s dynamic curriculum is offered through relevant negotiation with informed, caring parents and teachers.

At Holland Park State High School, students are responsible for their education and career pathways.  Classroom programs and extra-curriculum activities provide students with empowerment to make decisions and communicate effectively, developing confidence in the future.

Holland Park State High School is proud of its achievements in volleyball within high level competitions.  The volleyball program is offered with expert coaching from year levels 7 to 12.

The school has also achieved outstanding success with elite student athletes in gymnastics, diving and trampolining.

Years 8-10 students are eligible for selection into the school’s Triple E program, with a concentration on achieving a very high standard in English, maths and science.  Students that undertake the school’s Triple E program, work with a deeper and more challenging nature, to achieve top student status

Holland Park High students are able to participate in a wide range of programs and activities in academics, sports, and cultural subjects.

Extra-curricular activities include:

  • High performance volleyball program
  • Instrumental music program
  • Cultural exchange with Tenoji High School (Japan)
  • German study tour
  • ICAS competitions (Maths, writing, science)
  • Robotics club
  • Sound and lighting group
  • Work experience
  • Student council.

Facilities at Holland Park State High School:

  • Tennis courts
  • School oval
  • Cricket pitch
  • Practice cricket nets
  • Volleyball courts
  • Assembly hall

What are the school fees at Holland Park State High School?

As this is a state school, there are a number of fees and levies that parents must pay but no set regime of school fees as you would find in a Catholic or Independent school. You can talk to a staff member upon enrolment to discuss what your obligations are. 

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Cavendish Road State High School

Mount Gravatt State High School

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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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