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Toowoomba State High School

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Why Choose Toowoomba State High School?

Toowoomba State High School is located across two campuses in the garden city of Toowoomba, Queensland.

Mount Lofty campus is located in the north-east corner of Toowoomba and caters for approximately 900 students while the Wilsonton campus is located in the north-west corner of Toowoomba and caters for approximately 840 students.

The school’s major focus is on implementing High Impact Teaching into every classroom in order to bring out the best in every child. They have a highly engaging curriculum, a focus on success which motivates students, and also encourage strong relationships and learning experiences.

Toowoomba State High School have high expectations of all students and have a clear improvement agenda based on great teaching, great programs and a great school.

Their goal for students reflect those established in the Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians and encompasses successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.

The school boasts an active P&C and School Council which represents the issues of parents and carers. An important part of the school’s junior secondary agenda is parent and community involvement and parents are welcomed into the school for assemblies, to meet with teachers or to participate in sporting carnivals and cultural events.

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The curriculum at Toowoomba State High School is claimed as world-class. In Year 8 and 9 students complete programs based on the Australian Curriculum in Maths, English, History and Science. Year 10 students commence preparation for their Senior Subjects and/or vocational elements called Senior Foundation Studies. In Year 11 and 12 a broad range of subjects, TAFE studies and USQ courses are available to students.

A large range of extra-curricular activities, competitions and opportunities are available for students to immerse in before and after school hours or during lunchtimes.

Academic activities include Bond moot, computer club, debating, Maths team challenge, Optiminds, Science Olympiad, Westpac Maths competition and much more.

The Arts offer a range of activities including Art Gallery curating, community art events, drama club, art club, film competitions, lunchtime concerts, radio club, photography group and a variety of other options.

Plenty of sport activities are on offer including AFL, swimming, basketball, athletics training, futsal, hockey, netball, softball and weightlifting to name only a few.

Also on offer are international experiences such as a Japan trip, Europe tour, incoming study tours and G’Day USA.

Community groups offered by the school include garden club, Clean Up Australia, need for feed, Relay for Life, hospitality and function catering for school events plus much more.

Student Leadership is encouraged at Toowoomba State High School and to reflect this there is opportunities for students to join Student Council, Student Senate, prefect committees and year leadership roles.

Facilities at Toowoomba State High School:

Toowoomba State High School’s two campuses both accommodate year 7- 12 and also run a full Special Education Unit.

Also based at Wilstonton Campus is the Wilstonton Agricultural Field Study Centre which provides unique resources and experiences for students studying Certificate II Agriculture, Certificate II Rural Operations and Agricultural Science. The Centre also accommodates a venue for practical components of other Year 11 and 12 courses such as extended experimental investigations in the Biological Sciences.

The P&C Association operates canteens at both the Mount Lofty and Wilsonton campuses, open from 8:00am to 2:00pm daily. They provide both a service for the school community and a source of income for the P&C Association to reinvest into improvements around the school.

Available at both campuses of Toowoomba State High School is a resource centre where students can access a full range of information and resources. The libraries contain a varied collection to help students across all subject areas.

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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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