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ALBANY CREEK STATE HIGH SCHOOL


Albany Creek State High School’s vision of “building a world class learning organisation” provides a focus for curriculum, and teaching and learning. The core values of the school of respect, responsibility, reliability and resilience underpin high expectations and standards of student behaviour and performance. The junior secondary curriculum, based on the eight key learning areas, focuses on skills development, guiding students to accept responsibility and develop independence in their learning as they move into the senior school. The three-year senior school program, offers an extensive range of academic and vocational subjects, with university and TAFE study, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, together with structured work placements and work experience.

Facilities: multi-purpose sports centre, library, independent learning centre, business education, home economics, industrial technology and design and special education.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Applied Technology, Business, English, Health & Physical Education, Information & Communication Technologies, Languages other than English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, Special Education.

Electives Years 10-12: As above, plus Vocational Education & Training, Alternate Programs, the Senior Options program, Queensland core skills test, Senior Certificate, Jobs Pathways program, Work Experience, School-based apprenticeships/traineeships, Educational Training Reforms of the Future, Student Education & Training Plans.

Alternate programs: Students may choose other subjects to those offered at Albany Creek High School. These alternate programs may include courses offered by TAFE organizations, courses from private providers, pre vocational course at BIGA or other options that students can investigate with the support of the HOD senior schooling and the guidance counsellor.

The senior options program: This program is offered to students in years 11 and 12 each Thursday. The timetable structure on Thursdays allows students the opportunities to have flexible pathways in their curriculum. This program allows for students to be involved in a variety of programs. These can include:

QCE: The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification, which is awarded to eligible students usually at the end of Year 12. Every young Queenslander must be registered with the QSA during the year before the young person’s compulsory participation phase begins. Generally, schools will register young people in year 10. 

Sport: Inter-house sports - Students are divided into 4 sport houses – Pegasus, Hercules, Apollo and Vulcan. There are 3 inter-house carnivals each year – swimming, cross country and athletics.

Greater Brisbane Schools (GBS) sports – GBS Sport is played in a Gala Day format, where each of the five schools competes at a central venue for a whole day carnival. Gala Days are played on Saturdays and are hosted by schools in the competition. Schools involved in the GBS competition include: Albany Creek SHS, Kenmore SHS, Brisbane Bayside SC, MacGregor SHS and Ferny Grove SHS.

Extracurricular activities: Instrumental Music Program – each member of the Instrumental Music Program receives one group lesson per week. The grouping of these lessons is worked out according to ability as well as the instrument played. Concerts and competitions are a very important part of our program.

The school has eight ensemble groups – Concert Band 1 and 2, Stage Band, String Ensemble, two Percussion Ensembles, Chamber Strings and Brass Ensemble. Each of these ensembles rehearses at least once a week before or after school or at lunchtime.

An Instrumental Music Camp, designed as an intensive one day rehearsal, is conducted towards the beginning of each school year with the aim of getting the ensembles playing well together at an early stage.

Clubs and societies: Chess, Checkers and Game Time – meets every Monday in the library; Interact Club – meets fortnightly to discuss community projects, international projects and ways of fundraising to meet the needs of others; Study Support – a homework club.

Special features: Compulsory uniform. Albany Creek State High School offers an excellence program in both the arts and football and in partnership with universities and coaching organisations will provide unique learning opportunities to develop and enhance creative and artistic production, performance skills and knowledge and skills in the sport.

 

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment Approximately 1100 Students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
07 3325******* 07 3325 6333
Fax
07 3325******* 07 3325 6300
Address Albany Forest Drive, Albany Creek Qld 4035
Email
the.pri*******
the.principal@albacreeshs.eq.edu.au
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