Mansfield State High School | Parent Fact Sheet
Number of Students: 2 428 (approx)
Why Choose Mansfield State High School?
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Mansfield State High School opened in 1974. The school takes pride in the school’s community, based on traditions of the past and visions for the future and applauds its reputation for high academic standards, positive behaviour and high standards of presentation.
The school promotes individual self-esteem, with encouragement for all students to achieve or exceed their potential. Students are given ample opportunity at Mansfield State High School to develop achievements in all key areas; academics, cultural and social programs.
Each student is encouraged to achieve their personal best and encouraged to participate in a number of areas both inside and outside of the classroom; cultural activities, community service, sport, leadership and teamwork.
Mansfield State High School believes the very best foundation and opportunities available for students result in great rewards for individual success.
Additional activities offered:
Students in year levels 8, 9 and 10 study English, mathematics, science, studies of society, the environment, history and geography.
As Mansfield State High School students progress through the school’s year levels, they are given more elective subjects to choose. What this means, is moving from a set course of subjects in year 8, to eventually have flexible pathway options in years 11 and 12.
Year 9 students are given core components and 2 elective units each semester, and year 10 students can choose 3 elective units. Year 11 and 12 students must complete English and maths as compulsory subjects but can then choose various electives.
Specific subjects offered to Mansfield State High School students include:
- French immersion (Years 8, 9 and 10)
- Extension French (Years 11 and 12)
- TIC (Technologically Integrated Curriculum) in Years 8 and 9
- Extension music in Year 12.
- School-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Music plays an integral part of Mansfield State High School’s extra-curricular program 24 music ensembles rehearsed weekly and a vibrant concert series (including Music in March, Music in May, the annual Jazz Event, and end of year extravaganza, Mansfield Music and the annual Presentation Evening).
The Classroom and Music Extension concert series sees vocal and guitar concerts and a strong representation in the State Honours Ensemble Program, the Creative generation – State Schools On-Stage, with many performers taking up lead roles and solo performances.
Other extra-curricular activities include:
- Public speaking
- Participation in the Lions Youth of the Year competition.
- Participation in the Mt Gravatt Young Achiever Awards
- School involvement in service and community contribution
- The Environmental Council
- Teaching and Learning Gifted and Talented program
- Writing competitions
- Celebration of Literature, Reader’s Cup and Reading Group.
Mansfield State High School are successful in district and regional sport competitions, taking part in cross country, swimming and athletics.
Mansfield school champions include: 2012 Olympian Olia Burtaev for synchronised swimming, Daniel Sciacca for futsal, and Rhiannon Rhodes for baseball. State champions include: Ellen Christison for cross country, Mary Holgate and Jessica Siedlecki for diving,Lachlan Barr for rugby league, Delaney Ronan and Jennifer Spencer for swimming, and Mikaela Williams for touch football.
Facilities at Mansfield State High School:
Mansfield State High School incorporates conventional and flexible teaching spaces. The school boasts impressive computer facilities for all year levels, by establishing a substantial number of computer areas within the school.
Mansfield State High School’s new $6 million multi-purpose hall is on schedule for completion in August 2018. It will accommodate the school’s sports program more efficiently and provide a space where large events can take place including assemblies, exams and graduations.
Sports facilities at the school include tennis, indoor and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts and a gymnasium. Ovals are well maintained and cover a range of outdoor pursuits.
The school also runs a canteen and uniform shop on campus.
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