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Ipswich State High School

Number of Students: 1093

Why Choose Ipswich State High School?

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Ipswich State High School forms the basis of its curriculum using Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future program; The Disciplined Mind, The Synthesising Mind, The Creative Mind, The Respectful Mind and The Ethical Mind.

Under Gardner’s guise, the school believes that future leaders need to be able to develop certain ways of thinking and working, which then provides them with the understanding of how to deal with any given situation.

Additional activities offered:

Ipswich State High School’s curriculum subjects include:

  • Business & IT
  • English
  • Hospitality
  • Humanities and LOTE
  • Industrial Technology and Design
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Science map
  • Senior Schooling
  • The Arts

Extra-curricular programs include;

  • Sports
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

The TOISHS (Thespians of Ipswich State High School) has moved into its fourth year.  TOISHS, named by the school, consists of a team of students that meet on a regular basis to further their performance skills via teacher workshops.  Such meetings increase self-confidence and provide an outlet for student self-expression.

Facilities at Ipswich State High School:

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Students are exposed to a variety of learning situations such as school camps and excursions, which develop both social and emotional development.  The organisation of the school’s camps are facilitated by Student Welfare staff.

Although school camps are not compulsory, participation is encouraged to develop student’s personal development.

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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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