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Wynnum STate High School Brisbane

Number of Students: 631

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Why Choose Wynnum State High School?

Wynnum State High School in Manly in Brisbane’s south east bayside area is a popular choice for local parents.  Wynnum High’s NAPLAN scores are generally pretty solid, performing as well or slightly better than other secondary schools in their category.  Reviews from parents are also pretty positive, especially where the student is part of extracurricular activities.

Wynnum High’s school philosophy is centred around their “PROUD” motto:

“Positive, Respectful, On-Task, Unified and Determined”

With an emphasis on developing resilience and a lifelong passion for learning, Wynnum State High School offers parents a solid performing local school with an inclusive and “friendly” culture.  Wynnum State High School is well known locally for being an active part of the local community; this being a quality it tries to instill in its student body.  Sport is a popular activity at Wynnum High too, so it’s ideal for families with a budding athlete.

Curriculum and Extracurricular activities offered

Wynnum State High School offers a comprehensive music program. The school encourages parents and the local community to get involved and offer music students additional support.  As a result, Wynnum has become first choice for many local parents of musical students.

Wynnum State High School

Many of Wynnum’s committees and groups are focused on community engagement to encourage leadership and a wider “culture” centered around the school.   Extracurricular activities at Wynnum High include:

  • Debating and public speaking
  • Leadership programs
  • Surf Lifesaving program
  • Excellence programs: Rugby league and music
  • Sports programs: Championship level dance, swimming, cross country, girls track and field, rugby, touch, netball, basketball
  • Academic programs: science, technology and engineering projects
  • Technical and Further Education Programs: Hospitality, horticulture, business, children’s services, tourism, IT, construction, engineering, legal studies, justice administration.
  • Languages: Japanese

Facilities at Wynnum High

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As a school of excellence in music, Wynnum State High School hosts WAMMM camp at their purpose built theater.

Digital classrooms including specially qualified teaching staff, wireless access and laptop program.  As part of this program, students learn to use popular software programs to assist with employment opportunities after school.

Parent info about Wynnum State High School

Wynnum State High School has performed at an average to above average level in NAPLAN results.  As a school, its focus on achievement (particularly in music and sport) is closely tied into community activity and engagement.  It’s a good choice for parents who want to raise community focused adults.

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Nearby secondary schools:

Moreton Bay College

Brisbane Bayside State College

Moreton Bay Boys’ College

Cannon Hill Anglican College

Wellington Point 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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