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 About Our School

 

Values

Shailer Park State High School is a State School committed to "Learning first" and high aspirations for all. We care about developing the strengths and talents of young people for them to be:
  • Life-long learners - people who are inquisitive and value learning.
  • Proud of themselves, their achievement and their school - personal presentation wearing uniform with pride, striving to reach potential and contributing to a commendable school identity.
  • Prepared for active contribution to their community, society and economy - achieving worthwhile outcomes.

History 

Shailer Park State High School opened in 1980, servicing the suburbs of Shailer Park, Daisy Hill, Cornubia, Carbrook, Slacks Creek and Loganholme. No cultural group pre-dominates and the school is inclusive of enrolments from aspirant families across the socio-economic, multicultural and geographic spectrum of Logan City including Beenleigh, Windaroo and Central Logan.
The school is proud of its traditions and successes of past students with Alumni in the fields of Industry, Commerce, Arts, Science, Defence Force, Public Service, Sports and Trades strongly represented.
 "Achieve with Dignity" remains our motto. 

Our future 

School leadership has a futures focus and on-going commitments to 'renew, re-invent and re-brand' the school to deliver quality curriculum, teaching and learning that has achievement and student outcomes as the driving purpose to meet the demands of a 21st century world.
Our 2013 enrolment is approximately 660 students and remains above demographic trend. We are continuing the re-invention of our school culture by pursuing high expectations and high standards that deliver results. Further opportunities are being sought to extend our curriculum and learning opportunities beyond the physical boundaries of the school in 2013/2014.
Exceptional rate of improvement in our school's pursuit of excellence is being experienced and student outcomes at or above aspirational benchmarks. Literacy &and numeracy continues to improve with Numeracy at State and National benchmarks. School wide positive behaviour support has been adopted with three core principles ever present in and out of classrooms:
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Safety
Students who exemplify these quality personal behaviours are regularly acknowledged in celebrations each term.
Communications, partnership with and constructive participation of parents is valued and sought. 

Curriculum and teaching

Year 8 gifted and talented - Accelerated learning programs, through 1:1 laptop and project-based curriculum. This program will extend each year until 2015 where identified students can progress ahead of their peers into and beyond the Senior years
Arts excellence - Award winning Instrumental Music and Dance feature in our comprehensive Arts program while Visual Arts students regularly have their works feature in community exhibits
Sports Specialist Program - regular finalists and winners in Futsal and Senior Recreation Studies now engaged in earning recognised coaching qualifications in partnerships through Queensland Department of Sport & Recreation
School-wide leadership and development program to build responsibility, resilience and prepare our young people with excellent decision-making and social skills
Current teaching program in all year levels and subjects can be found in the Semester Outlines link on this page. 

Our Teachers

Two-thirds of our teaching team are Experienced Senior Teachers and teaching staff are inspired professionals. Teaching and learning and improving the core business of our school is a professional priority and practice. Personalised learning is being  embraced by our teachers to achieve best outcomes for each student in their charge. Teacher professionalism, adopting the essential knowledge of and about our students and acquiring new skills in a continuous cycle of professional improvement denotes out approach to teaching. Our thinking is '+30' into the future and suited to young people as students who are encouraged to:
  • Be aspirant for their future.
  • Commit to personal success.
  • Respect the rights of self and others to a safe and productive school.
We welcome and actively forge partnerships in learning with parents, business and broader community and proud to be a State School with aspiration for all who enrol with us.