Gympie High has a proud tradition of academic, cultural, sporting and community excellence which has grown since the school’s foundation in 1912. High expectations of behaviour, achievement and attendance underpin the school’s approach to success for all students.
This long history of excellence continues today as Gympie High provides the broadest range of specialised curriculum offerings in the region. Students at Gympie High receive a tailored curriculum that is suited to individual skills, abilities and interests. Our school is future focused to enable our graduates to transition into the community with the skills, knowledge and capability to make a positive contribution.
Beyond the opportunities provided through a diverse curriculum, Gympie High is a school where students are encouraged to thrive as individuals; the school’s philosophy is that the education provided extends beyond the classroom to develop the whole child. We are a school which places an emphasis on seeing the importance of social and emotional development and the impact it has on learning.
Our school is divided into two mini-schools: Junior and Senior Secondary. Each Year Level has a Head of Year who works with teachers and a Well-being team to support positive behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing. This stable, challenging environment ensures that all students achieve the best they can.
The Excel Academy is designed to extend gifted and talented Junior Secondary students across core subjects with an integrated and challenging curriculum. It is an example of how Gympie High caters for diversity. This is enhanced by our commitment to traditional literacy and numeracy skills which is reflected in our customised English and Mathematics programs for Junior Secondary, based on specialised testing conducted by our highly trained teaching team.
Gympie High students have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive range of subjects which are regularly being adapted to reflect dynamic career pathways.
This diversity spans OP subjects, University Partnerships, vocational certificate courses and school based apprenticeships and traineeships. This is exemplified by Programs of Excellence in Engineering Technology (Senior STEM), Interactive Digital Media, Sports Excellence, Marine and Aquatic Practices and Rural Excellence Programs. We also have a long and proud tradition in music instruction and performance, which is reflected in the school being a Country Music School of Excellence.
Senior destinations see Gympie High students engaged in the full range of post-school destinations including university, further training, apprenticeships and traineeships and in the workforce. Few schools in Queensland can match the range of curriculum offerings available at Gympie High. We offer a broad but future focussed curriculum in an environment where students have the opportunity to achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life.