Sandgate District State High School carefully crafts innovation, excellence and tradition into a world-class educational experience where students, staff and parents enjoy the benefits of a school with an excellent reputation. What makes the school special is its culture of respect; appreciation of difference; focus on participation, opportunity and open communication; excellent facilities and commitment to do what it takes to expand the horizon of every student.

The school’s values of “Be Respectful, Be Work Ready, Be Your Best” capture the essence of what the school is about. The school is a calm and happy place where each student is encouraged to achieve their personal best and students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to successfully transition from school into further study or work.

Facilities: Modern classrooms with funky furniture, electronic whiteboards or LED interactive panels and wireless connectivity in every room, six well-equipped recently-built laboratories with flexible furniture, technology, storage and the ability to conduct experiments in an outdoor learning space, music, performing arts, mathematics, visual arts, home economics, design and technology, library resource centre, computer laboratories, Year 7 teaching block, irrigated high-quality playing fields, sports hall with gymnasium, multipurpose courts, swimming pool.

Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science, Japanese or German, Arts (music, drama, dance, visual art), Technology (ICT, Manual Arts, Home Economics, Business), Wellbeing, Engagement, Leadership program).

Subjects/Electives Years 11 and 12: In the senior school, students have a choice of 27 Authority (OP University) subjects and 21 Authority Registered (non-OP vocational) subjects. Students are required to choose 6 subjects, unless they undertake a school based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT), where they may drop 1 subject to enable them to complete work placement one day per week.

Sport: Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of different sports in two seasons during the school year. They play against schools in the Central District region, and can advance into Metropolitan finals in specific sports.

Extracurricular activities: Sandgate District State High School strongly supports students expanding horizons through camps and curriculum excursions. Camps offer the learning experience in a nurturing environment away from everyday school learning spaces and provide students the opportunities to move out of their comfort zone.

Welfare and personal development: Anti-bullying policy, ATSI students, Chaplain, Guidance counsellor, IBIS team, school-based nurse.

Special features: Vocational education, tertiary programs, excellence programs, Japanese trip, ski trip, science Canberra trip, leadership camps, sport and recreation camps, debating, instrumental music, musicals, curriculum excursions, dance and drama performance nights, art exhibition, public speaking, Academic Achievers, Immerse IT, Academies of Sport, Master Music.

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:41 Braun Street, Deagon Qld 4017
  • Phone:07 3869 9888
  • Fax:07 3869 9800

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