Shailer Park State High School, Shailer Park
Name: Shailer Park State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Leaf Street
Town: Shailer Park
Region South Coast
Phone: (07) 3209 8710
Fax: (07) 3209 7741
It opened in 1980 with 103 year 8 students and a staff of nine teachers. Facilities then consisted of a First Year Centre, Home Economics Block, Amenitites block and a Manual Arts Block. In the 1980s the school met the needs of a fast-growing residential community and new facilities such as a library and sporting ovals were built. The school enrolment had grown to well above 1500 until the mid 1990s when the population of the community stablisied.
Currently over 800 students attend the school in years 8 to 12 including 40 student sin the Special Education Unit. 28 languages other then English are spoken at home. 26 students identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The school community is characterised by a range of socio-economic indicators, high residential mobility and a large number of complex social issues. Post-year 12 destinations for our students include tertiary, full and part time employment.