Blackwater State High School, Blackwater
Name: Blackwater State High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Elm Street
Region Fitzroy-Central West
Phone: (07) 4986 9555
Fax: (07) 4982 5830
Blackwater State High School is a state high school situated in the mining town of Blackwater, 200 kilometres west of Rockhampton. The school enjoys strong and much appreciated support from the local community for the many sporting, cultural and academic activities undertaken by our student.
We have a comfortably sized school with 405 students currently enrolled in year 8 through 12. Our co-educational classes are generally small with the average being 22 students.
Blackwater State High School offers a broad and innovative curriculum that is focused on meeting the diverse needs of students in our modern and increasingly complex society. Our Middle Phase approach in Year 8 links closely with our Primary Cluster Schools to provide a smooth continuation for students from the primary to the secondary school setting. Then our “Connected Curriculum” Program in Years 8 and 9 and our Year 10 Transition Program ensure that students are well prepared to engage in their chosen pathways in the Senior Phase of Learning in Years 11 and 12. While we have a strong academic focus for those choosing to follow a Tertiary Education Pathway, we also offer a strong alternative Vocational Pathway for those seeking traineeships, apprenticeships and employment.