Harristown State High School provides an abundance of opportunity, strengthened even further by the school’s rich community ties. The school excels in academics as well as on the sporting field. It strives to shine on the stage, build and design with enthusiasm and creativity, reach out to the world in search of experience and open its arms to share and celebrate cultural diversity.

Facilities: Languages and Cultures Community Centre and library with high tech functionality, updated Science laboratories and Year 7 precinct, 25-metre heated pool, 4 gymnasiums for basketball and volleyball, cricket practice nets and pitch, extensive outdoor fields for track and field, soccer, hockey, rugby league and tennis courts, creative technology centre with an auditorium for 1500 people and a 330-seat tiered multimedia theatre, editing suites and dance studios, a Trade Training Centre, industrial kitchen, several computer laboratories with hi-tech functionality, ICT pods, a business centre, drafting and sewing rooms.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Students will complete study each semester in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Health and Physical Education. In Year 7 and Year 8, students will experience an array of elective subjects, such as Industrial Skills, Home Economics, Business and Information Technology, LOTE, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Music. This experience then assists them to nominate two elective subjects to study in each additional semester during their junior secondary education.

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: Subjects are available in the following curriculum areas: Languages, Business, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology.

Other courses of study include school-based apprenticeships or traineeships, Certificate III in Fitness, some SQIT courses and those courses offered through the School of Distance Education.

Sport: Highly specialised teachers coach and train specialisation programs in Football (soccer), Volleyball, Basketball and Rugby League. The school participates in local, state, and national sporting competitions and international travel opportunities.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, public speaking, chess, Shakespeare Festival, Local Community Day, Science Challenge and national academic competitions.

Welfare and personal development: Behaviour Support Teacher, full-time Guidance Officer, Community Education Counsellor, School Chaplain, school-based Youth Health Nurse, Police Liaison Officer, and dedicated Special Education Program staff.

Special features: Certificate qualifications available in Construction, Engineering, Furnishing, Hospitality, Business, Information, Digital Media and Technology, IT Essentials, Fitness, Children’s Services and Land Management. International Student Program.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • 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:341-367 South Street, Toowoomba Q 4350
  • Email:the.principal@harristownshs.eq.edu.au
  • Phone:07 4636 8700
  • Fax:07 4636 8777

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