As an Independent Public School, Aspley State High School has taken the high expectations of our local families and built a school of high academic standards and disciplined learning classrooms, and developed a culture of high expectations. The school encourages students to be disciplined learners, wear the school uniform with pride, and strive to be the best they can be.
Facilities: Information Services Centre – a purpose-built facility, the ISC promotes the concept of a seamless dissemination of information, both print and electronic format to prepare students for the “Information Age”. It includes state-of-the-art air-conditioned computer labs with 110 workstations, print media and a fully equipped Lecture Centre enabling student media presentations as well as video-conferencing facilities.
The school website incorporates an “iCentre” which provides online access to many of the digital resources available in the ISC, for student connectivity within their home environment.
Computer hardware infrastructure adheres to a replacement policy which sees hardware rolled over every three years to equip students with up-to-date technology. The National Secondary Schools Computer funding has enabled provision of 1:1 computer access for all Year 9 – 12 students and the school continues to provide computer access for all Year 8 requirements
Business and Information Technology – Three Computer Rooms, Printers and Scanners.
Home Economics and Hospitality – Two kitchens with commercial equipment, one Textile Room.
Industrial Design and Technology – Three Woodwork Workshops, one Metalwork Workshop, one Graphic Room.
Science – Six modern teaching laboratories leased in December 2010.
The Arts – One designated Music Room, one designated Drama Room, one Dance Studio, one Visual Arts Rooms, a School Hall with full sound and lighting provisions.
Electives Years 7 to 10: English, Maths, Science and Social Science, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, The Arts or Technology, Geography, History. Elective subjects are taught via instruction from specialist teachers. Many have industry experience and are current practitioners in their chosen field.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Students in Year 11 and 12 have the opportunity to undertake studies in the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or alternatively pursue a vocational pathway by undertaking a Certificate II in Sustainable Energy. All students are expected to earn the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) through their senior studies.
Sports: Swimming pool, Rugby League, Soccer and Cricket fields, Cricket practice net, 4 Basketball Courts, 5 Tennis Courts, An extensive gymnasium, with more than $70,000 worth of gym equipment, 6 Handball Courts, 2 Netball Courts, 5 Volleyball Courts, Softball/Baseball field, Rock Climbing Wall.
Extracurricular activities: Arts & Music – school musical every second year and students are entered into a variety of music competitions and events, including the annual Creative Generations on Stage, instrumental students compete in the Qld youth Music Awards, Jazz n Up the Mall, and perform at local and community venues, instrumental lessons are offered in Brass, Woodwind, percussion and Strings, along with lunchtime Guitar lessons, extension Art classes are offered each Tuesday after school.
Dance – the school’s Performance Dance Team meets weekly and participates in a variety of dance competitions.
Drama – the school’s Drama Troupe meets weekly and showcases work each semester.
Sport – Swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals, Year 8 students participate in Interschool Sports Competition against local high schools, Years 10, 11 and 12 play in the District Sports Competition.
Hospitality – students participate in the Chefs of the future competition. In 2010, students took home a prestigious gold medal from this competition.
Science – UQ Science and Engineering Challenge, SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland), Science Experience (formally Siemens Science Experience), KISS – Kids Implementing Sustainable Science, ASTE Extreme Science Experience, and many others.
Aspley Eagles Soccer Development Program – Soccer Development is offered as an elective subject for students in years 8 to 10. This fully comprehensive program, guided by the Education Queensland HPE syllabus, provides a number of curricula and extra curricula opportunities for both girls and boys.
Welfare and personal development: Aspley State High School’s Special Education Program was established in 1997 to support students who were ascertained to be totally blind or with severe low vision. Since 2008, the program has expanded to include support services that cater for students with diagnosed disabilities in the areas of Intellectual, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Speech Language Impairments in addition to its program of excellence for students with Vision Impairment.
Special features: Compulsory uniform, Personal Development Program (for junior secondary students who wish to participate in a range of off-campus activities not offered in the mainstream curriculum), Transition to Secondary School program, Senior Secondary Pathways program, Soccer Development program, Leadership and Citizenship opportunities, After School programs including Homework Club, and After School supervision until 5.30pm every day.