Beerwah State High School is located in Beerwah, at the foot of the Glasshouse Mountains, approximately 80 kilometres north of Brisbane. Since it opened in 1992, the school has built a reputation as a safe, caring and supportive school and is recognised across the Sunshine Coast as a leader in secondary schooling.
The school offers comprehensive academic, vocational, artistic and sporting programs to suit the needs of all students. The school’s motto “Together we learn, individually we grow, success for all” embraces an ethos where students are encouraged to do their best, while considering others’ perspectives and working together as a team.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Students in year 7 and 8 are provided with a common program that provides for study of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Languages other than English (Spanish), Health & Physical Education, The Arts and Technology.
In Year 9, students study a core program of English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Health and Physical Education which is supplemented by an optional program of electives subjects.
Electives for Year 9 and 10 – The Arts, Technology, Business & ICT, LOTE.
Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: Beerwah State High School offers a great variety of subjects in Years 11 and 12. The curriculum allows students to pursue multiple pathways including a rigorous academic program, a contemporary arts program, a skills based vocational program or a combination of these.
Senior students at Beerwah State High School study five subjects. English or English Communication is compulsory and all students must also study at least one Mathematics subject. All other subjects are offered for students to select via subject lines and should relate to interest areas and future career pathways.
All students must enrol in a program of study that enables them the opportunity to meet their QCE requirements.
Senior students have a range of flexible learning options which include the Brisbane School of Distance Education, the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre (SCTTTC), TAFE courses, and school-based traineeships or work placements.
Extracurricular activities: A specialist athletics extension program and specialist music extensions programs are available in years 8, 9 and 10. The school has a partnership agreement with the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre (SCTTTC).
Welfare and personal development: Specialist pastoral support within the school exists in the form of a Guidance Officer, School Nurse, Youth Support Co-Ordinator, Indigenous Community Advisor, Indigenous Tutor, Chaplain, Industry Liaison Officer, Behaviour Support Consultants, and Student Services Head of Department.