Home Hill State High School, Home Hill
Name: Home Hill State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: First Street
Town: Home Hill
Region North Queensland
Phone: (07) 4790 5666
Fax: (07) 4790 5600
Home Hill State High School is located in the Townsville-Burdekin District and services the community of Home Hill and outlying districts of Gumlu, Guthalungra, Osborne and Inkerman. The community consists of the established residential town of Home Hill as well as farming and rural related industries located in the district. Compared to all Queensland Secondary Schools, Home Hill High School is relatively small and is located in an isolated area. A significant portion of the community is either directly or indirectly associated with rural related industries, in particular, sugar. The community is closely associated with the township of Ayr just 12 kilometres north of Home Hill.
Currently 265 students attend the school in Year Eight to Year 12. This total population comprises approximately 50% girls and 50% boys. Approximately 32% of the students at Home Hill State High School travel to and from school by bus. They are from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds with a reasonable number being from families of Mediterranean origin. There is a very small number of ATSI students (approximately 5.4%) in attendance. The school also supports a number of students with varying degrees of learning difficulties. In the Senior school, the ratio of OP eligible to non OP eligible students varies, and is approximately 2:1 at present. The school has a proud academic record of achievement. Very high percentages of OP eligible students are consistently offered positions of their first choice at both the local and southern universities.
The school enjoys strong, community support and a close working relationship with Parents and Citizens' Association. The wider community provides input into educational programs, policies, management processes, and the provision and maintenance of resources and facilities. This is achieved through P & C meetings; committee membership for policy making, funding, facilities and grounds; and participation in learning support programs such as camps and excursions. The local government and business community is also very supportive of the high school and willingly participates in educational programs and use of facilities.
The school features a strong culture with staff and community commitment to providing opportunities and supporting students in the teaching/learning process.