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Number of Students: 1309

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Why Choose Wavell State High?

Wavell State High School has long been the state school choice for north side Brisbane families.  One of the larger state schools in Brisbane, Wavell High School offers a very broad selection of subjects including academic and cultural excellence programs.  Because of the size of the school too, Wavell State High School has access to state of the art facilities and learning aids.

Wavell High School has, in the past, out performed local private schools in NAPLAN results and rarely falls into “the red zone”.  Because of its popularity, “out of catchment” parents may wish to apply for a place at Wavell High well in advance.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered

Wavell State High Performing Arts

Wavell’s academic programs, including its well reputed music and performing arts programs have produced some of Australia’s top stage performers, and even a few pop stars.  You’ll also find a few Wavell “old boys” wearing the Maroon jersey at State of Origin matches.  In total 37 Wavell High School graduates now play Rugby League at a state level.

  • Very broad selection of subjects at all year levels including 42 different study courses for senior students.
  • Excellence Programs:  Music, Dance, Drama, Rugby League, Netball
  • Special assistance program
  • Focus on “preparation” for future studies
  • QUT Enhanced Study Program
  • Griffith University Enhanced Study Program
  • Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy Partnership Program
  • Comprehensive performing arts program
  • Championship level Rugby League and Netball teams
  • Long history of achievement in state and national academic awards including science, maths, English and leadership programs.

Facilities at Wavell High:

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All classrooms and subject areas have fully integrated digital support, high speed internet and digital learning aids. Selected classes are also equipped with data projectors, digital cameras and video recorders, outdoor WIFI hotspots, laptop access, iPads and access to other iProducts.

In addition to class rooms the school’s purpose built facilities include a large assembly hall, sports centre, library, arts studios, business education, computing, film and television equipment, gym, home economics rooms, industrial technology rooms, purpose built music and performing arts rooms, science labs, junior secondary building and a special education section.

Wavell State High School boasts extensive sporting facilities including a pool, large oval, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball diamonds. Sport plays a big part in the school’s culture and a broad variety of sports are offered to students.

The grounds have recently been upgraded to accommodate year seven students and now include WIFI hotspots.

Should you choose Wavell for your Brisbane kid?

Wavell State High School is a big school.  It’s massive student body can be overwhelming for shy kids and some parents complain about lack of individual attention.  It is however, an excellent choice if you want your child to be able to pursue their interests – as there’s bound to be a subject on offer that inspires them!  The school has a long history of excellence and is a highly popular choice.  If you don’t live in the catchment area or attend a catchment primary school your child may still be accepted if you put your application in early.

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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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