Clifton State High School is a small, rural, co-educational secondary school located between Toowoomba and Warwick offering enrolment in Years 7 to 12. It services the communities of Leyburn, Felton, Cambooya, Clifton, Nobby, Ryeford, Back Plains, Greenmount, Emu Creek and Pilton.
In Junior Secondary the school offers a supportive environment which is focused on learner interests and needs, and in which students are encouraged and challenged to excel.
The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for all students. There are a broad range of subject choices and extra curricula activities and the school is extremely proud of its successful Cattle Team, Agricultural Operations, Instrumental Music Group, Hospitality Group and Pathways program.
Students enjoy equine studies in agriculture, learning about equine care, nutrition and horse handling. Students are also showing great interest in horse handling as a sporting elective. These students learn the basics of horse care, handling and riding skills. Plans to extend the equine program are underway.
The school is small enough to offer an individualised and caring learning environment, but large enough to provide maximum opportunities for student achievement.
Facilities: Sporting grounds, Agriculture & Equine Centre.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: All subjects are planned and co-ordinated by experienced specialist teachers to enhance literacy and ICT opportunities. The National Curriculum subjects of English, Maths, Science and History form a strong basis for success in preparation for Senior Subjects. In Year 7, students will complete Foundation Units for the subjects The Arts (Visual Art and Music), LOTE – French, and Technology and Design.
Students are given opportunities to study more electives in Year 8 and then choose a particular specialisation subject for Years 9 and 10.
Extracurricular activities: Students are also given access to many extra-curricular programs, including the highly successful Show Cattle Team, Instrumental Music Program, sought after Hospitality Catering Group, a variety of sporting competitions, cultural activities (eg, NAIDOC Week and Arts Night) and excursions to the local and wider Darling Downs areas.
Welfare and personal development: Chaplaincy.
Special features: Vocational Education and Training (VET)