Runcorn State High School has a fine tradition of producing conscientious and aspirational students. Since 1986, it has worked very closely with the community – parents, industry and tertiary partners – to secure ‘the edge’ for students. As the community has changed over the years, the school has embraced cultural diversity and celebrated difference.

The tone of the school is calm and purposeful and students know about the “Runcorn way” – strong feelings of pride, identity, success and excellence.

The school has an absolute commitment to ensuring students have access to pathways. There is a strong academic focus for those who wish to pursue tertiary study such as early entry to university studies, the honours program and university partnerships. A strong vocational education and apprenticeship program has attracted commendation. The sporting “Blues” program has a widespread reputation. Cultural and artistic programs are very creative.

Facilities: State of the art sports stadium, modern innovative 21st Century library, sporting facilities – tennis courts, three multi-purpose sports ovals, “Design Technology Hub”, industry-standard catering kitchen, “Cravings” Restaurant, Wild@Art Art Gallery, fully-equipped science laboratories, Film and Television laboratories, Educational Support centre, Environmental Centre, film and media room, Special Education Unit for the Hearing Impaired, Business Centre, Music Recording Studio, Performing Arts Auditorium, access to the Runcorn Community Pool (which is located on site), wheelchair access, Junior Secondary precinct.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: In Year 7 and 8, students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society & Environment (SOSE), Health and Physical Education and Japanese (LOTE) as ‘core’ subjects. Technology and The Arts will be studied on a rotational basis every term.

In Year 9, students continue to study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, HPE and SOSE. Students will choose two electives of their choice from Technology, Arts or Sports Excellence.

In Year 20, Students have a set program focussing on careers and pathways to develop the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which outlines specific targets and goals for Year 11 and beyond.

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: In Years 11 and 12 students study six subjects. In addition to an English subject and a Mathematics subject, students choose four more subjects from a large range of subjects. Students may study Queensland Studies Authority subjects or select from a range of Authority-registered subjects. The former subjects may contribute towards an Overall Position (OP), whereas the latter do not.

Sport: Students have the opportunity to participate in both Basketball Excellence and Touch Football Excellence Programs.

Extracurricular activities: Duke of Edinburgh Award, Public Speaking (inc. Rostrum Youth, The English Speaking Union), Debating (inc Qld Debating Union), Image Nation Arts Spectacular (all 5 Arts disciplines), Rocketry, F1 in Schools,Chefs of the Future, writing and recording music in the school’s Blue Eagle Recording Studio.

Welfare and personal development: Officers for welfare and learning, student support services, guidance officer, education support centre, student management.

Special features: School based apprenticeships & Traineeships, vocational & educational training, work experience program.

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:132 Hill Road, Runcorn QLD 4113
  • Phone:07 3323 1609
  • Fax:07 3323 1600

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