Maryborough State High School has exemplified excellence in education since 1881. Today, the school offers a flexible learning environment where students have opportunities to engage in academic, sporting, cultural and community programs. The school has high expectations for student performance and its individualised and flexible learning pathways ensure all students have the opportunity for success.

The school’s outstanding staff has contributed much to the lives of students over years and quality teaching is one of the cornerstones of the school. Maryborough State High has a strong improvement agenda and the school constantly strives for excellence. The three key values of Respect, Responsibility and Results, underpin the school’s vision of “Working Together towards Success”. One of the strengths at Maryborough State High is the partnerships between students, staff, parents and the community. These partnerships enable the school to honour past traditions and build new traditions for the future success of all students.

Facilities: Dance and Drama Studios, indoor Sports Centre, indoor rock climbing wall, fully-equipped gymnasium, Student Training Restaurant, Learning Enhancement Centre, Resource Centre, computer facilities throughout the school, sports ovals and courts, Healthy Choices school tuckshop, Sandy Creek Outdoor Learning Centre, state-of-the-art classrooms, specialist Senior and Junior science laboratories, Aerospace Centre fully equipped with flight simulators, wireless networks and data projectors in all classrooms, industrial design technology facilities, commercial catering kitchens, extensive boating and marine equipment. 

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Core subjectsMaths, English, Science, History, Health and Physical Education (HPE), Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Elective subjects – Introduction to Home Economics, Introduction to Workshop Practices, Business and Enterprise, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Dance.

Classes in Year 10 offer students an advanced program in English, Maths, and Science, as well as an opportunity to participate in problem solving activities, national and global competitions, and robotics. The curriculum is based on higher order thinking and inquiry-based learning.

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Business, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Industrial Technology, Marine studies program, Aerospace program, The manufacturing pre-trade program.

Vocational training may begin as early as Year 10, with opportunities for students to engage in school based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Maryborough State High, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivers certificate qualifications across a number of curriculum areas including Certificate II in Business Services, Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate II in Hairdressing, Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate I & II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (IDMT), Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care, Certificate II in Music, Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation, Certificate I & II in Visual Arts, Manufacturing Pre-Trade, Certificate I & II in Boating Services (Boat Building), Certificate I & II in Engineering, Certificate I & II in Furniture Making.

Sport: Rugby League, Rugby Union, Australian Rules Football, Netball, Hockey, Futsal and the Human Powered Vehicle 24hr Race.

Extracurricular activities: Choir, opportunities to compete at district, state, and national levels of sport, participation in interschool sporting teams, Robotics club, The Duke of Edinburgh Program, Toastmasters, Junior council, Breakfast club, Drumbeat, chess club, Interact club, training for the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) teams, school musical, the annual Music, Arts, Drama, and Dance (MADD) concert, excursions to places of education significance, guest speakers, assessment support centre, homework club.

Welfare and personal development: Guidance Officers (career counselling and personal guidance), school-based Youth Health Nurse, School Chaplain, Youth Support Coordinator, Learning Support Staff, Special Education Support Staff, Indigenous Community Counsellor.

Special features: Local business and industry partnerships provide opportunities for students to engage in school-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships. ‘Learning Enhancement Centre’ staffed by five specialist teachers, nine teacher aides, and an administrative officer.

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:Kent Street, Maryborough QLD 4650
  • Phone:07 4120 9333
  • Fax:07 4120 9333

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