North Rockhampton State High is a large Band 10 coeducational school situated in the centre of North Rockhampton. Currently, the school has a student population of approximately 950 students and 82 teaching staff. A large Special Education Unit and a link with the full service school in the Canning Street annexe provide additional support structures within the school.
The school has an extensive range of curriculum offerings, one of the largest in the Rockhampton district, with growing flexibility for students in the senior phase.
Facilities: Performing Arts Centre and music building, refurbished library with senior lounge area, café style learning area and a lecture theatre which seats 90 people, electronic whiteboards and laptop facilities, Hospitality Trade Centre with industrial-quality kitchen and a restaurant which can seat up to 120 people.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: Years 8 and 9 study a set course with the option of selecting one elective for each year. The electives are chosen from the arts and the technology Key Learning Areas (KLAs). In Year 10, students study English, Mathematics and Science and then choose three elective subjects. The final semester in year 10 links strongly with senior phase offerings.
Extracurricular activities: Sporting Talent Extension Program (STEP), music and instrumental music programs, homework centre and inter-school sporting teams.
Welfare and personal development: Chaplain, guidance staff, youth worker, school-based Youth Health Nurse, Police Liaison Officer, Year Coordinators.
Special features: TAFE link courses, school-based traineeships, structured work placements and alternative programs for students.