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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Mt Gravatt High School. Over the decades our school has undergone many changes. Since its opening in 1960, our school has always fostered aspiration for achievement and success. Our school has an excellent record of academic standards and sporting achievements in a caring culture for learning. We are a select school and have a current Enrolment Management Plan.  We encourage enrolment enquiries early in the year prior to year of entry as enrolment enquiries exceed capacity. Take a moment to browse below our school’s qualities and consider Mount Gravatt State High School as the match to your child’s secondary education.
Our ethos. Our community values learning in a disciplined, safe and happy environment and parents, students and staff are proud of their school and this is reflected in very high standards of work ethic, respectful behaviors and presentation. This high demand for places is because our school successfully blends traditional values and quality teaching with innovation that supports, enriches and extends students’ learning.
Beliefs and Behaviours. We act on the belief that great learning and achievement happens through learning to learn, loving to learn and recognition of effort. A range of learning experiences and opportunities are available in each of the four pillars of endeavor of Academic, Arts, Sport and Community to give substance to that belief and proven in the many successes and achievements of our students. Our curriculum and co-curricular learning not only caters for need, but engages and challenges young minds and stretches potential. Our Academic Edge and Gifted Education Programs, as well as student leadership opportunities in both Junior and Senior secondary, play significant roles in this regard.
Relationships. We enjoy and value close relationships with parents and very high levels of parental confidence in our school. Parents are strong advocates for our school as a result of shared values and consistently high standards of care and discipline. Passionate about our school identity and school spirit, our school uniform is a symbol of those values and identity and is highly committed to and maintained for those reasons. Respect is a cornerstone. Inclusive and welcoming of students from many cultural backgrounds, we ask that you share these values by maintaining its high standards.
Community. With broad community consultation through our school forums, School Advisory Council and P&C, along with continual updating of professional knowledge and behaviours, we ensure our school remains responsive, relevant and rewarding.
Quality Teaching & Learning. We believe that every child's learning needs are unique. Students are guided in their development to be responsible and accountable. Quality teaching and assisting every student reach their learning goals to post-school success is in our clear line of sight.  Our greatest asset to each child's learning is our teaching and non-teaching staff, dedicated to their vocation and with effect that every child receives the best of their attention.
Investment. Programs of Excellence and enrichment programs are embedded in the Australian Curriculum learning areas including the Arts (Dance), STEM (Science, Robotics, Maths & Science) and Health & Nutrition (Sports Performance). Students will find modern facilities and state of the art technology infrastructure, a universal one-to-one laptop program (Years 7 to 12) with a limited 'bring your own' device program being trialled in Years 10 to 12, a 21st century library, modern science laboratories, a new dance facility and fitness gymnasium and purpose built Junior Secondary learning precinct.
Completely re-modelled Industrial Technology and Performing Arts facilities were commissioned in 2017 providing modern machine and work spaces, new perromance and practice rooms for our growing Instrumental Music Program and popular Drama, Film and New Media studies.
Our Student Resource Hire scheme fees are relatively modest delivering value and consequently a very high rate of participation from families ensuring students are well equipped for learning.
Aspiration. We continuously reflect on how our school performs and seek to take learning and achievement of every child from “good to great” to “better” by doing the 'right work'. Our school results across all learning areas have accelerated because of our high yield and high impact teaching and learning
 
Richard Usher BA LLB Dip Teach
PRINCIPAL