Forest Lake State High School provides educational programs and services for more than 1400 students in Years 7 to 12 in a coeducational environment. The school comprises a Junior Secondary School (Years 7, 8 and 9) and a Senior School (Years 10, 11 and 12). Established in 2001 with unique facilities, the school is committed to providing a quality education to meet the needs of 21st Century students.

It does this by providing high-quality educational programs and services to the diverse group of students enrolled, providing opportunities for student excellence in academic, cultural and sporting pursuits, developing caring relationshps with all members of our school community, encouraging student leadership, building workforce capability through focused professional development and learning, involving parents in all aspects of school life.

Facilities: The school has 6 multi-purpose outdoor courts, 2 large soccer/rugby league fields and an indoor sporting venue. This indoor venue caters for basketball, futsal, volleyball, netball and badminton.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 9: Core subjects – English, Languages other than English, Mathematics, Science, History & Geography, Health & Physical Education. Elective Subjects – Applied Technology, Information Technology, Sports Performance, The Arts, Business. Excellence programs – Lighthouse, Advanced Music, Soccer.

Subjects/Electives Years 10 to 12: Core subjects – English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Health & Physical Education. Elective subjects – Language, Arts, Technology, e-Learning, Health & Physical Education, VET, Japanese, Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Advanced Music, Design, Fashion Design, Art, Graphics, Introduction to Trades, Technology Studies, Food Studies, Home Economics Textiles, Tots & Teens, Commerce Certificate Course, Computer Education, Business Studies, Sports Performance, Work Education.

Sport: Forest Lake State High School offers numerous sporting experiences and opportunities to students. The school runs carnivals throughout the year for swimming, cross country and athletics. Students participate in these school-based carnivals and the opportunity exists for representative honours – district, regional, state and national.

Extracurricular activities: Forest Lake State High School offers an Excellence in Instrumental Music program. Students in the program participate in a half hour lesson per week, on a rotating timetable, and have the opportunity to participate in the schools’ many award-winning bands, including Jazz Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra and DrumLine.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Officers, school-based Youth Health Nurse, Youth Support Coordinator, Student Welfare Worker, Student Engagement Officer.

Special features: Forest Lake State High School aims to make the transition from primary school to high school as smooth as possible. The Junior Secondary classrooms are set up in Pods – 4 classrooms, an open learning area and a staffroom. This self-contained environment breaks down many of the perceived issues associated with enrolment in a large secondary school. Year 7 and 8 students have a home room in the Pod where they have all their classes, except those requiring specialist areas, and can store their books and resources. Most of their teachers are located in the Pod staffroom to enable students and teachers to build positive relationships. In the majority of instances, students have the same teacher for English and SOSE and Maths and Science. These teachers work closely together to support the educational, social and emotional needs of the students.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1400 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:High St, Forest Lake QLD 4078
  • Phone:07 3714 2333
  • Fax:07 3714 2300

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