Laidley State High School is a positive and vibrant school community situated midway between Ipswich and Toowoomba in the growing Lockyer Valley region. The school provides a safe, supportive and high quality learning environment for students from Laidley, Plainland, Hattonvale, Glenore Grove, Forest Hill, Blenheim, Thornton, Grandchester, Gatton, Lowood and Rosewood and surrounding communities. 630 students and 85 staff currently attend the school.
The school provides a broad range of academic, vocational, personal development and extra-curricular programs to support students to become productive and engaged young people with positive education and employment prospects. The aim of the school is to work together with parents and the local community to encourage and support student to aspire to be their best and take advantage of the world of opportunities available at the school and in the local community.
Electives Years 7 to 10: The Junior Secondary curriculum is focussed on consolidating and extending student’s knowledge and understanding in the key learning areas of Mathematics, English, Science and History through the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. In addition, a strong foundation is developed in various elective subjects in the key learning areas of Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Technology and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). This curriculum prepares students well for Senior academic and vocational studies.
Electives Years 11 and 12: A wide range of academic and vocational programs are provided in the Senior school including programs delivered on-site, off-site and in partnership with other registered training organisations. Each student is able to tailor a personal learning program to meet their individual learning needs and career goals. These programs prepare students well for further studies at university, TAFE or other registered training organisations or for progression onto apprenticeships, traineeships or full time work.
Extracurricular activities: The school has a strong tradition of participation and excellence in sport, performing arts, cultural and other extra-curricular activities. Staff give freely of their time to support students to prepare for competitions in a variety of activities.
Welfare and personal development: Personal and Career Development program, Care teachers, Year Coordinators, Heads of Department, school administrators and various other support services team staff.