James Nash State High School, Gympie
Name: James Nash State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 109 Myall Street
Region Wide Bay-Burnett
Phone: (07) 5480 6333
Fax: (07) 5480 6300
James Nash State High School is located in the Wide Bay Region and services the communities of Cooloola, Tiaro and Kilkivan shires. Set in bush surroundings on the northern outskirts of Gympie, James Nash High was founded in 1977 and has a growing enrolment which will stabilise at between 850 - 950 students in the second half of this decade.
There is a combination of town and country students coming from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and a diversity of life styles, including rural traditional, rural alternative, small acreage subsistence, urban conservative and urban disadvantaged.
School and classroom policies are designed to provide in the Junior school, an orderly and secure environment with the emphasis on traditional standards, values and firm discipline while caring for the welfare and protecting the rights of all students. The junior school curriculum embraces the concept of a general education through core and essential learning experiences organised in year level subject offerings.
In the senior school, policies aim at the development of a more autonomous self-disciplined student who must take more responsibility for their own actions and learning. The broad academic curriculum is structured through subject offerings to fulfil the needs of both tertiary-bound and vocationally orientated students. It is enriched by the many extra-curricular activities, which focus on the cultural and sporting life of the school together with the need to develop socially responsible citizens.