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Yeronga State High School Review

Number of Students: 611

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Why Choose Yeronga State High School for your Brisbane child?

Yeronga State High School is a good choice for parents seeking an inclusive school that provides educational opportunities geared towards real world success.  Whether your child aspires to be a brain surgeon, a mechanic, a small business owner or an administrator, Yeronga is focused on helping them gain the academic or practical skills they need.  

Yeronga’s school culture is focused on ensuring all students get the help they need to succeed; making the most of talents and overcoming challenges.  Yeronga believes in creating pathways to a socially, economically and environmentally balanced future.  Yeronga also strongly emphasises inclusion and acceptance of all people, regardless of difference.

Yeronga State High School is in high demand.  It’s not just the broad selection of subjects and extracurricular activities that has Brisbane parents weighing up the school, it’s their university placement results.

Curriculum and Extracurricular activities offered

Yeronga State High School offers a broad selection of options for students.  As a school focused on “hands on” preparation for the future, they’ve focused heavily on providing students with plenty of options, both academically and physically.  Yeronga also offers both a gifted students program and a “catch up’ students program for kids at both ends of the academic scale.

Language Programs: Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Russian

Sporting Programs: Baseball, basketball, cricket, softball, touch football, volleyball, Australian rules football, basketball, netball, rugby union, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Technical and Further Education Programs: Accounting, Legal Studies, Creative Arts, Creative Media, Horticultural studies, Hospitality, ICTs, Social and Community Studies, Physical Recreation Studies, Retailing, Tourism.

Academic and Personal Development Activities: Exceptional Learners’ Gifted Students program, Duke of Edinburgh Award Program, Debating, Drama, Musical, Interact group, Leadership program, Participation of a wide range of academic and cultural competitions, Concert Band,  Strings Ensemble, Music (Individual tuition in brass, percussion, strings, woodwind), Choir (Vocal FX), Tuition and Homework Clubs, Chess, GOALS business mentoring program,  Aspirations business mentoring program,  “Accelerate” literacy, numeracy and higher order thinking program, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program.

Facilities at Yeronga State High

Unlike smaller high schools in the area, Yeronga students have access to outdoor sports equipment and a state of the art Sports Centre with gym.  When choosing a school for your Brisbane child, it’s worth inspecting Yeronga, especially if you’ve got budding athlete at your house.

  • State of the art Language Learning Centre and e-Learning Centre
  • Auditorium
  • Hall
  • Laptops for students
  • Outdoor Sports Facilities: Volleyball courts, basketball courts, badminton courts, netball courts

Parent information about Yeronga State High

Yeronga State High School has won a number of impressive awards and is a good option for parents seeking “private school advantages” at a state high school.

  • 2013 State Showcase Award – Excellence in Senior Schooling
  • 2012 National NAB School Impact Award – Community Partnerships
  • 2011 State Multicultural Award – Best Educational Institution
  • 2008 Young Queenslander of the Year – Homa Forotan (2006 Graduate)
  • 2007 National Literacy Award – Innovative Literacy Program
  • TIP (The Inter-year Program) for mentoring Year 8 students by Year 12 leaders

However, NAPLAN scores for Yeronga State High have been consistently below or substantially below average for several years.  For parents concerned about low NAPLAN scores, it may be worth discussing your concerns with the school before writing it off based on this one criteria.  It’s university placement record is among the best in state high schools in Brisbane, so it’s definitely worth considering for your child’s senior schooling.

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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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