Beaudesert State High School opened in 1963 and is currently home to some 1450 students. The school is committed to providing high quality learning programs that cater for the needs, abilities and interests of all students. The staff is both dedicated and highly qualified. The Beaudesert community is very proud of its local secondary school with its proud history of producing informed, qualified and active citizens. The school’s track record of academic, cultural, and sporting successes is impressive.

Features of the school include an extensive senior curriculum covering the full range of areas of study including academic, practical, performance and agricultural subjects, a Multiple Pathways Program which offers post-compulsory students the opportunity to undertake school-based apprenticeships or traineeships, comprehensive and tangible linkages with cluster primary schools, including Enrichment, Extension, and Orientation programs, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in a range of subjects, and computer access networked throughout the school enabling access for integrated curriculum activities.

Facilities: The school provides a technologically advanced digital learning environment with 5 computer labs and more than 400 computers and iPads, a state of the art trade training centre for Automotive studies, an indoor sporting complex, 4 tennis courts, extensive oval facilities, a working farm with livestock breeding & crop growing programs, industry standard welding and engineering workshops, a Performing Arts Centre, a music recording studio, a sprung dance floor, specialised Industrial Design classrooms, a well-resourced school library, an upgraded Special Education unit, well-equipped classrooms, a canteen that provides nutritious hot and cold food and drinks, and a fully equipped Gym delivering coaching, fitness and triathlon programs.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Years 7 and 8 study a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Health & Physical Education. These years can then sample a specialist curriculum which includes Visual & Performing Arts (Art, Media & Drama), Agricultural Science, Food Technology, and Design & Technology, or undertake Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or an intensive literacy program.

Year 9 students complete a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Health & Physical Education then undertake three elective subjects from Dance, Drama, Media, Visual Art, Food Studies, Graphics Shop A, Graphics Shop B, Industrial Technology & Design, Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Science, Animal Husbandry, Business Studies, Information & Communication Technology, or Japanese.

Year 10 students complete a core of English, Mathematics, Science, and Health & Physical Education then choose three elective subjects from the options available in Year 9 as well as Geography, History and Physical Education.

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: The senior school offers 26 Authority subjects including English, Japanese, Ancient History, Modern History, Geography, Legal Studies, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Chemistry, Physics, Biological Science, Agricultural Science, Science 2, Accounting, Business Communication & Technology, Information Processing & Technology, Physical Education, Visual Art, Dance, Film & Television, Music, Drama, Technology Studies, and Graphics. In addition, the school offers an extensive range of Vocational Education Subjects including English Communication, Prevocational Mathematics, Hospitality Practices, Early Childhood, Business and Information Technology, Industrial Skills (Construction, Engineering, and Furnishing), Automotive Mechanics, Agricultural & Horticultural Skills, Welding, Sports Coaching, Fitness, and Visual Art Studies. Beaudesert State High School also offers senior students opportunities to undertake school- based apprenticeships or traineeships.

Sport: Beaudesert State High School is proud of its sporting traditions and success. The sports excellence program allows students to represent the school, district, South Coast, Queensland and Australia. Students receive quality coaching from our teachers and participate in selected competitions both in and out of school time. The school supports Athletics, Touch Football, Basketball, Netball, Rugby League, Cricket, Futsal and Triathlon.

Extracurricular activities: Instrumental Music – Students elect to attend weekly lessons in woodwind, brass, percussion or strings. They are then expected to participate in Concert Band or Stage Band. Performances at local events, competitions and official school occasions instil confidence and encourage improvement.

Debating – Beaudesert State High School has a long history of successful debating teams.

Japan Tour – Students who study Japanese have the opportunity every two years to travel to Japan to experience the language and culture of that country first-hand. Other extra- curricular activities include a restaurant trip and Japanese lunches.

Special features: In Years 8 and 9, the school offers learning support classes for students who have been identified with learning difficulties in English and Mathematics. These classes have a smaller number of students to provide a more personalised learning environment in the areas of literacy and numeracy. English Communication and Pre-Vocational Maths are offered in the senior years. These subjects are designed to assist students to continue to develop literacy and numeracy skills for TAFE and the workplace.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1450 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Beaudesert QLD 4285
  • Phone:07 5542 9111
  • Fax:07 5542 9100

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