Ferny Grove State High School is an Independent Public School which has developed a strong reputation for the provision of high quality educational opportunities across academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship areas. The school’s vision is for all students to reach their true potential, achieving their individual goals and making a positive contribution to their communities. Set in a beautiful bushland setting just 12 kilometres from the centre of Brisbane city, the school is recognised for its strong traditional values which are embedded in a caring and supportive environment. With a student population of approximately 1700, the school is large enough to offer significant diversity and something for everyone, while ensuring that every student is valued as an individual who is encouraged and supported to ‘Always Aim High’.

Facilities: Specialist teaching areas, fully wireless networked internet technology, with a large open-plan library, gymnasium, sports hall, a 350-seat tiered auditorium, agricultural farm and sporting fields.

Electives Years 7 to 10: The Junior Curriculum is designed to match the 8 Key Learning Areas (KLA) of the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, History, Technology and Science – Agriculture, The Arts, Language Other Than English (German and Indonesian).

Electives Years 11 and 12: Vocational Education & Training preliminary subjects include a compulsory English & Mathematics course as well as electives from a broad selection of courses including Agriculture and Horticulture, Pre – Vocational Mathematics, English Communication,
Recreation Studies, Hospitality, Science In Practice, Information Communications and Technology Studies, Social and Community Studies, Manufacturing Studies, Engineering, Tourism Studies, Manufacturing Studies, Furnishing, Visual Art Studies Certificate Courses, Certificate II Business, Certificate II Sport & Recreation, Certificate III Children’s Services, Certificate III Fitness.

Sport: Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Netball, Rugby League, Soccer/Futsal, Swimming, Touch, Track and Field, Volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Carnivals, district sports, equestrian, interschool sports, debating, chess club, camps, excursions, overseas cultural tour, exchange/study tours, ski trip.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Counsellors, Form Class Teachers, School Chaplains, Defence Transition Mentor, Student Peer Mediators, and Youth Health Nurse.

Special features: Distinctive features of the school include German Immersion, languages and cultures programs, vocational training programs, instrumental and choral music programs, agriculture studies, extension classes in English, mathematics and science, high performance sports and membership of the Greater Brisbane sporting competition. These signature programs enhance an outstanding educational provision to meet the needs of a diverse student group.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1700 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:McGinn Road, Ferny Grove Qld 4055
  • Email:info@fernygroveshs.eq.edu.au
  • Phone:07 3550 5777
  • Fax:07 3550 5700

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