Marsden State High School is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. Since 1987, it has come to symbolise high quality public school education in the Logan area. The school culture is founded on high performance expectations and personalised attention. Its core values of persistence, passion and pride underpin everything that makes Marsden SHS unique. The school offers a comprehensive learning environment led by passionate and engaging teachers working together to deliver outstanding achievements across the academic, sporting, cultural and creative industries fields.

Marsden SHS’s balanced approach – between respecting proud traditions and stimulating innovation and progress – will bring great benefits to all members of the school community. This is an innovative, proud and culturally vibrant school community where all students are challenged to work towards the vision – “Dare to Inspire…Make a Difference.

Being part of this passionate school community means students are surrounded by possibility and superior opportunity every day.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: The Curriculum is organised around the Australian Curriculum incorporating the 8 Key Learning Areas (English, Mathematics, Science, History, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Languages Other Than English, Technology).

Year 8 and 9 students study a set course with specialisation in two extension electives plus 70min extra English and Maths each week. Year 10 is the commencement of the senior school where students can choose 4 elective subjects which will transition them for a learning pathway through the senior school

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: Year 11 and 12 students are offered an extensive range of subjects to allow individualised learning pathways to be developed. These learning pathways are linked to each students post school options. Language Other Than English (LOTE) subject offered is Mandarin Chinese.

Sport: Interschool sport is available for students in all year levels with Year 8 and Year 9 sport on Tuesdays and Year 10, 11 and 12 sport on Wednesdays. Specialist classes are offered for Rugby League, Soccer and Netball.

Extracurricular activities: Schools of Excellence (Rugby League, Soccer, Basketball, Interschool Sport, Girls Touch Football, Volleyball), Debating, Academic Competition, Tournament of Minds, School Musical, Rock Eisteddfod, Multi-cultural Concert, Marsden on Display Talent Quest, Camps and Trips, Public Speaking, Desktop Publishing, First Aid and Hospitality, Instrumental Music is offered (percussion, strings, woodwind, brasswind), school-based Traineeships and Apprenticeships, Work Education and Work Experience, Active Student Leadership Program, MAD @ Marsden in conjunction with Bankwest.

Welfare and personal development: Heads of Department, Deputy Principals, Principal, Guidance Officer, Special Needs or Learning Support staff, Dean, school-based Police Officer, Teachers, school-based Youth Health Nurse, Youth Support Coordinator (YFS), Head of Special Education Services, Career and Transition Support Staff, Teacher Librarian, Advisory Visiting Teachers, Administration Staff, Youth Pathways Advisor, Student Engagement Officer, School Chaplain, Student Support Services Staff.

Special features: Special Education Program (SEP) catering for students with disabilities, a specialist Behaviour Management Teacher and a large Learning Support Unit. Marsden SHS has a diverse student population including 110 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students who are supported by a part time Community Education Counsellor/teacher aide.

Specialist classes are offered for Music, Mathematics, Science, Rugby League, Soccer and Netball.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 1850 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:106-130 Muchow Road, Waterford West Qld 4133
  • Phone:07 3299 0555
  • Fax:07 3299 0500

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