Mackay North State High School, Mackay North

Name: Mackay North State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Valley Street
Town: Mackay North
Postcode: 4740
State: Queensland
Region Mackay-Whitsunday
Phone: (07) 4944 3200
Fax: (07) 4944 3266
Pupils: 1553

Mackay North State High School is located in North Mackay with students predominantly from North Mackay, Northview, Glenella, Seaforth, Conningsby and Farleigh. Due to increasing enrolments, our school has an approved Enrolment Management Plan.

Our school was established in 1964 with two buildings and a staff of nine teachers. Our foundation students and teachers would be very surprised to see the remarkable breadth of facilities and subjects which are now available for enrolling students. Read further in this website and you will see what we have to offer - a wide range of experiences and opportunities available for our students, both within the school curriculum and through extra-curricular activities. The ‘extras’ which really add to the students’ school experience all come about through the dedication of our staff, and the close, positive relationship and support of our parents and carers.

Mackay North State High School motto ‘Meliora Sequimur – We strive for the best’ characterises what we are trying to achieve at Mackay North State High School. We can see ‘the best’ across so many activities - our Marching Band, sporting teams, Special Education students, the students who travel to Gallipoli, the student leaders, our high academic achievers…. all doing their best for themselves and their school.


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