Miles State High School is a co-educational secondary school located in South West Queensland, a leisurely four hour drive west of Brisbane, catering for students from Years 8 to 12. Miles High enjoys a well-deserved reputation of academic excellence, a tradition which has spanned many years.

The school offers a balanced education – one that is academically challenging, encourages recreation and physical activity, and supports the social development of young people within a disciplined yet supportive environment. The school has a proud tradition of quality academic results along with an expectation that ‘every student matters, every day’ and a belief that all students can achieve high academic results.

Experienced staff work in partnership with students and their families, encouraging and supporting young people to achieve to the best of their potential. The school’s motto says it all – “Strive to Achieve”.

Facilities: Miles High Training Centre with Conference Room and Computer Lab (also available for hire).

Subjects/Electives Years 8 to 10: In Years 8, 9 and 10 students participate in a program of study based around the 8 KLAs (English, Mathematics, SOSE, Science, The Arts, LOTE, Technology and Health and Physical Education). All students in Years 8, 9 and 10 study English, Mathematics, Science, History and Physical Education. Students in Year 8 also study Art, Textiles and Food Studies and Industrial Technology & Design. Students in Years 9 and 10 elect to study two of Art, Textiles and Food Studies, Industrial Technology & Design or Agricultural Studies.

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: Authority Subjects – Accounting, Biology, Business Communication & Technology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Graphics, Home Economics, Maths A/B, Physical Education, Visual Art. Authority Registered Subjects – Agriculture & Horticulture Studies, English Communication, Engineering, Furnishing, Prevocational Mathematics, Recreation Studies, Visual Art Studies.

Virtual School (VSS) and School of Distance Education (SDE) subjects include Mathematics C, Modern History, Legal Studies, Physics, Information Processing and Technology.

Sport: Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Basketball, Netball, Softball, Volleyball, Touch Football and Rugby League.

Extracurricular activities: Origin CARS program, subject competitions, instrumental music, Arts council, Tours, camps and excursions including Year 8 Camp, Year 11 Leadership Camp, Year 12 Brisbane Careers Excursion, Year 11/12 Biology Field Trip, Year 11/12 Geography Excursion, School Representative Council, Social committee, Environment committee, Sport committee, Cultural committee, Publications committee.

Welfare and personal development: Well-resourced Pastoral Care program, school-based Health Nurse, school Chaplain, Guidance Officer, Youth Support Worker, Behaviour Support Teacher, Local Police support

Special features: Small classes (most under 20 students), Trade Training Centre, school-wide Positive Behaviour Scheme, ski trip.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 8 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 160 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:Pine Street, Miles QLD 4415
  • Phone:07 4628 5111
  • Fax:07 4628 5100

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