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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. High demand for places in our school is because our school successfully blends traditional values, quality teaching and 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. 21st century education calls for crerativity and innovation. For the first time since 1960 physical spaces of complementary subject areas are being brought together into learning precincts much as they may do in a tertiary setting. These precincts are Creative Arts, Junior Secondary and STEM, General Studies and Support ServicesPrograms of Excellence and enrichment programs are embedded in the Australian Curriculum learning areas including the Arts (Dance), STEM (Science, Technology and Maths including Coding, Robotics, Engineering) and Health Science(Athlete Development). Students will find modern facilities and state of the art technology infrastructure, a universal one-to-one laptop program from Years 7 to 12 with a selective BYO option in Years 10 to 12, an iResearch & Reading Centre launched in 2018, modern science laboratories, a new dance studio facility, fitness gymnasium and purpose built two-storey Junior Secondary/STEM learning precinct.
Completely re-modelled Industrial Technology and Performing Arts facilities were commissioned in 2017 providing modern machine and work spaces, new perfomance 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 at $560  per annum including laptop hire 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'. School opinion surveys of parents, students and staff consistently return approvals above like schools and State comparions. Our school results across all learning areas have accelerated because of our high yield and high impact teaching and we work to ensure our students' post school goals are realised.
 
Richard Usher BA LLB Dip Teach
PRINCIPAL