Gympie State High School (GSHS), located 160 kilometres north of Brisbane, is one of the oldest schools in Queensland, having celebrated its centenary in 2012. Our school has a population of approximately 1100 students. Many of our students are from third or fourth generation families who have previously attended the school and recognise the high value we place on academic achievement.
Our school not only serves the city of Gympie but also communities such as Amamoor, Dagun, Imbil, Kandanga, Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Glastonbury and Widgee. The 4 year strategic plan drafted and ratified by our school community holds the values of resilience, diversity, success and tradition at the core. The vision and values of the plan provide a strong link to our school's great tradition of success. The plan is a clear guide for the future direction and growth of our school. Our vision of GSHS is a learning community where positive relationships form the foundation for the achievement of everyone's personal best in all aspects of school life. Our diverse demographic comprises a large agricultural community, which is reflected in the school's provision of Agriculture subjects including Senior Certificate courses.
Gympie is also home to the annual Gympie Music Muster. The school reflects this community interest through its recognition as a Music School of Excellence (GMSOE) and as such, offers a comprehensive range of Music subjects for all students. We are leading the way into the future, with the implementation, inclusion and continued value of our Specialised Schools of Excellence in Maths and Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Rural Industries and The Gympie High Online College of Coding.
GSHS has worked hard to forge close relationships with our community and this has been recognised with the strength of our School Based Apprenticeship and Trainee Program making the state final for the 2015 and 2017 Showcase Awards. Being named as a state finalist in such a competitive category was a great result for our school. It is a wonderful achievement and a worthy recognition of the hard work of the staff and community. GSHS remains one of the state's leaders in terms of school-based trainees and apprentices.
We provide an opportunity for all in our school community. The breadth of our learnings in and out of the classroom provides our students with the opportunities to succeed irrespective of their backgrounds and abilities.
Our school motto: Ecollegio Metallesque Aurum – translates to 'Gold from the school as well as the mines' and GSHS continues over a century of success in learning. That is the strength of our school.