Moura State High School, Moura
Name: Moura State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Gillespie Street
Region Fitzroy-Central West
Phone: (07) 4997 5888
Fax: (07) 4997 5800
Moura is located 190km west of Gladstone and 65km west of Biloela.and has a population of approximately 2000.
The population is predominantly engaged in the mining industry although a significant number are engaged in agricultural and service industries. The school is located 1km from the town centre.
Moura State High opened in 1976 with Mr Brian Jentz as Prinicpal.
The school has an undercover area and climbing wall.
Across the road is the farm which has a teaching block, outdoor classroom, yards, pens and 22 ha of land as well as a small dam.
The school offers Vocational Education in the areas of Agricultural and Horticultural studies. This is an identified area for more prominence, possibly to offer a greater range of Agricultural options and also to integrate science and agriculture in the Middle School.
Students travel by bus from surrounding properties as well as Banana and Bauhinia. Students from Theodore and Baralaba travel in to complete Years 11 and 12.
The school has a principal and two heads of department ie. Curriculum including Maths/Science and English/Social Sciences. The Principal, HODs and Registrar form the leadership and management group for the school. All have specific roles but strategic decision making, planning and accountability is co-ordinated within that group. School operational issues are shared throughout this group.