Maleny State High School is a unique place. Much of this uniqueness stems from the willingness of the school to continually innovate and drive towards enhanced ways of delivering the curriculum and seeking to value the special qualities of each individual. The school is also extremely fortunate to have a supportive and active Parents & Citizens Association.

It places unequivocal emphasis on improvement in learning. Students’ academic achievements have been consistently high and the school’s vocational education programs bring relevant, skill-oriented learning within reach of all students, regardless of their academic ability. Such programs also testify to the supportiveness of the school’s wider community.

The school’s belief in the value of each individual also underpins its efforts to maintain a safe, supportive environment that is as free as possible from harassment or bullying.

Facilities: The school grounds have an area of 15.4 hectares and include a 7 hectare Agricultural Section which regularly showcases its successful cattle handling teams and other primary industry initiatives. A large multipurpose Activities Centre caters for sport, performances and assembly and is hired regularly by community groups.

Sport: Tennis, Softball, Cricket, Volleyball, Touch, Baseball, Australian Rules Football, Netball, Basketball, Football [Soccer], Rugby League, Rugby Union.

Extracurricular activities: A large number of students participate in and gain success in a range of extension and co-academic activities such as competitions and cultural events within the strong arts fields of Drama, Music, Dance and Visual Arts. Year 8 and 9 students compete in the Central Zone in a vibrant interschool sports program. Students undertake a range of leadership roles through the Student Council, Interact Club, School Captaincy and House Sports positions.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Counsellor, Chaplain, School Health Nurse, Behaviour Support Consultant, Learning Support teacher and a Special Education Unit. Anti-bullying strategies feature as an important aspect of Behaviour Management.

Special features: Off-campus site known as the “Flexi Campus” (Flexible Learning Experience) which services between 10 and 20 students enter into highly-individualised, negotiated, learning pathway. The Flexi Campus is a valuable opportunity resource for students who are at risk of terminating their education far too early.

Exchange students (and teachers) are encouraged and each year the school hosts a homestay study tour (mainly from Japan).

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 650 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:50 Bunya Street, Maleny Qld 4552
  • Phone:07 5499 8111
  • Fax:07 5499 8100

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