Why choose our school?


​​​Gympie State High School (GSHS) is Queensland’s oldest state secondary school and boasts a proud history of academic, cultural, sporting and community excellence. The school stands on the hill overlooking the Gympie Region Aquatic and Recreation Centre in a revitalised precinct bounded by Cootharaba and Everson Roads.

While the school has evolved throughout its history it has remained true to its vision of a learning community where positive relationships are the foundation for achievement of everyone’s personal best in all aspects of school life.

Our school provides the broadest range of specialised curriculum offerings in the region. Students at GSHS 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, we are 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.

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.

Our Specialised School of Excellence (SSOE) in Maths and Science 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 we cater 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.

Our students have the opportunity to take advantage of an extensive range of subjects which are regularly being adapted to reflect dynamic 21st Century career pathways. 

This diversity spans academic pursuits, university partnerships, vocational certificate courses and school based apprenticeships and traineeships. This is exemplified by programs in Engineering Technology, Interactive Digital Media, Sports Excellence, 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 Music School of Excellence.

Gympie has provided quality education for generations of Gympie families and our curriculum offerings, celebration of diversity and focus on the individual will see that tradition of success continue well into the future.

Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022