Alexandra Hills State High School is located on a leafy campus that provides a learning environment where students are both challenged and supported in studying subjects from a very broad and diverse selection.
The school continues to be one of the largest in Redlands and, as a member of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy, offers students special opportunities to explore careers in the resources sector. Through partnerships with other learning providers students are able to commence Degree and Diploma courses and complete Certificate courses while at school. Also offered are school-based traineeships and apprenticeships.
The students at Alexandra Hills State High School are representative of multicultural Australia. Apart from the academic program, the excellent sporting and cultural programs add to the richness of the educational experience for all students.
Facilities: School hall, yarning circle, Computer & Science Labs, tuckshop, library, uniform shop.
Electives Years 7 to 10: The Junior curriculum is built around the eight Key Learning Areas (KLAs). All students study a core of English, Mathematics, Science and History each semester. Health and Physical Education is compulsory until the end of semester 1, Year 10. Students have a choice of more than 40 elective units to complete their learning program.
As a Pilot School for the introduction of Year 7 into secondary school, the curriculum introduced allows for an emphasis on the core subjects of English and Mathematics with Science taught in laboratories and subjects such as Industrial Technology and Design and Dance taught in specialist facilities.
Electives Years 11 and 12: The Senior curriculum is both comprehensive and flexible. Divided into an Academic or Vocational Pathway, students are able to choose from 28 QSA Authority Subjects, 12 Authority Registered Subjects and Certificate courses offered at school including one Certificate IV, five Certificate III and three Certificate II qualifications.
Sport: All students in Years 7-12 will be involved in sport on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons. The school is a member of the Bayside District and Metropolitan East region, and fields representative school teams which compete against other schools in the district. The school also offers touch football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and squash, netball, rugby league, football, AFL, and tennis.
As a part of the Health and Physical Education Department, Alexandra Hills offers Year 8-12 students the opportunity to participate in the Rugby League Development Program. This program has been designed to advance skills, improve fitness and a students’ knowledge of the game of Rugby League.
Extracurricular activities: Weekly Sports Program, Leadership Program, Student Council, Public Speaking, Debating, Dance Troupes, Music Program – instrumental and vocal, Interact, Leos Club, Annual Study Tours to complement our languages program – Italy, Germany and Japan, Camps for Years 7, 9 and 11, Enrichment activities to support individual subjects, and Fundraising for Special Causes.
Welfare and personal development: The Hub is a purpose built centre for the welfare team which includes the Guidance Officers, School Nurse, Chaplains, Youth Support Co-ordinator and other visiting agencies. All students have confidential access to the Hub personnel who work individually or together with parents and teachers to address a student’s particular issues.
Student leadership revolves around making the school climate happy and supportive of positive relationships amongst students of all year levels. The Student Council, Junior and Senior School Captains, Senior Leaders, House Captains and Mentors all contribute by giving their time and energy to group and individual projects which help to make our school a place where students want to be.
The Student Support Centre aims to help and support students with recognised disabilities or learning support needs.
Special features: The school offers a wide range of camps, trips and excursions each year including a German Cultural Exchange Programme.
Each year Alexandra Hills State High welcomes students from Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Many Australian and International families choose to enrol their children at this school because of tge academic excellence which provides pathways and opportunities for entrance into university.