Stanthorpe State High School, Stanthorpe
Name: Stanthorpe State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 2 McGlew Street
Region Darling Downs - SW Queensland
Phone: (07) 4681 5888
Fax: (07) 4681 5800
Stanthorpe State High School is a school of approximately 650 students from Years 8-12 situated in Stanthorpe, on the Granite Belt.
The school has always combined a respect for tradition with innovation and community involvement. The House Teams, named after local identities Withers, Wright, Langan and Finch and the school motto, Altiora Petentes (Striving for Higher Things) have been with the school since 1961 and represent its traditions.
The school community espouses conservative values, and these are reflected in the traditions, values and rules of the school. The school has a well developed Behaviour Management Plan (see the link to this in the policies section of this web site) which has clearly defined expectations and consequences. The plan includes a strong emphasis on the wearing of school uniform.
The school has a strong reputation for innovative and progressive programs and is a leader in a variety of fields, including agriculture, vocational education, Italian immersion and student welfare.
Complementing the comprehensive academic program, the school offers a rich and diverse array of extra-curricular programs, including a strong emphasis on activities that develop student leadership.