Runcorn State High School, Runcorn
Name: Runcorn State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 132 Hill Road
Region Greater Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3341 0244
Fax: (07) 3341 0857
Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Algester, and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.
Students generally travel to the school by bus, car and train. About 30 students participate in programs offered in conjunction with the school's Special Education Unit for Hearing-Impaired and Speech Language Impaired students. The general demeanour of the student body is reported by those who visit the school, and by the school staff, as being of an excellent standard, as is the self-presentation of the students.
The school offers a curriculum program which is vertical from Years 8 to 12 and organised in semester-length units of work. A number of initiatives, such as the accelerated programs and the work of the Learning Support Group in targeting literacy in Year 8, have developed within the vertical structure to cater for the individual needs of the students.Currently, approximately 1350 students attend the school, with about 460 of those in the senior school. Students studying senior subjects work to a different timetable structure from students studying junior subjects. Senior subjects start earlier on most weekdays and are not offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This provides maximum access to specialist resources and flexibility for students to attend work placements, TAFE courses and university studies. The overall length of the school week is the same for all students.