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Mission and values

We are a government secondary school in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, catering for compulsory and post compulsory aged students from 12 or 13 years of age.

We believe that teaching and learning take place when people have a high self-esteem and they are able to produce their best work in a safe and motivating environment. We believe in firm but fair discipline and the development of self-discipline.

A wide range of educational opportunities is available within the school as it is well resourced. Talented and gifted students are catered for both in school and in the community by providing individual learning experiences. We also provide special needs assistance based on diagnostic assessment to cater for the full range of ability levels.

Although our main focus is on academic goals, we also offer many cultural and sporting opportunities for our students.

We value:

  • People - each individual is important and is treated with respect.

  • Achievement - achievements are supported and celebrated.

  • Excellence - the pursuit of excellence and personal best is always encouraged.

Mount Gravatt High School is committed to strong values and beliefs. We believe that:

  • Learning is a personal activity and people learn in different ways.

  • Learning is a lifelong pursuit.

  • Learners in our community should be encouraged to achieve to their maximum learning potential.

  • Achievements should be acknowledged wherever possible.

  • A person's self concept and self management skills affect the ability to learn.

  • Setting high standards and expectations raises performance levels.

  • Learning should take place in a caring environment.

  • Education should equip students to be effective contributing members of Australia's society.

  • The education of our students is the responsibility of the total school community.

Our Educational Goals

  • The provision of quality teaching.

  • The development of all facets of a student’s character.

  • The management of human, financial and material resources in a fair manner which meets the needs of students.

  • The maintenance of a school community which has the principles of social justice and safety as its central focus.

At this school, we don’t have an extensive list of school rules. Instead, all members of this community follow a code of conduct which is summarised by:

  • Respect for the teaching staff

  • Respect for fellow students

In addition, we set high standards in terms of:

  • Dress and appearance: We are a uniform school from head to toe every single day.

  • Behaviour: Students know that their behaviour is monitored in classrooms, in the playground, before and after school, and whilst on excursions.

  • Work habits: We ask that students give of their best. If they need help with their work, we are more than happy to assist.