Maryborough State High School

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Maryborough (Fraser Coast Region)

 Maryborough State High School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Maryborough State High School (SHS).

Since 1881, Maryborough SHS has demonstrated the very best in public school education on the Fraser Coast. With our long history, heritage-listed environment and impressive record of student success we offer you a truly unique learning experience.

As a student you have opportunities in and outside the classroom. Our high performance expectations, personalised attention and an outstanding staff contribute to students' lives through a shared vision that ensures everyone is valued, developed and empowered to achieve their very best.

Being a Maryborough State High student means something special. Past students contribute to society at the highest levels of public life, in business and the community, and tell us of their passion for the school and the opportunities it provided.

We have a passion for knowledge, learning and curiosity and our core values of 'Respect, Responsibility and Results', along with our motto 'Non Sine Pulvere Palma' (No Prize Without Effort), show our commitment to work and reward.

On behalf of all our students and staff we look forward to welcoming you to our Maryborough State High family.

Simon Done

School Information

Year established: 1881
Number of students: 865

Maryborough State High School (SHS) exemplifies excellence in education with an outstanding 138-year history of developing leaders and lifelong learners.

Today, Maryborough SHS offers a flexible learning environment and opportunities to engage in a variety of academic, sporting, cultural and community programs. Individualised and flexible learning pathways ensure that all students can succeed.

Our school community strives for excellence with an outstanding staff that has contributed to the lives of our students over the years and where quality teaching is a cornerstone.

Maryborough is a vibrant part of the Fraser Coast region, steeped in history and the arts. You can explore the town's stories from the past through to the present day in its many striking examples of art, sculpture, heritage buildings, memorials and museums.

A short drive to Hervey Bay takes you to the stepping off point to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the location of some of the world's best whale watching encounters. From the abundant farms of our hinterland to the golden beaches of the coast, this area has lots to explore during your time with us.

Thank you for choosing Maryborough State High School for your overseas schooling experience. We welcome you to our vibrant school community and invite you to share in our tradition and commitment to excellence.

University or vocational pathways

  • Direct entry to University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) for students who complete Certificate III, IV or the Diploma of Business
  • USC Headstart program
  • School facilities

  • Two campuses blending tradition with innovation
  • Performing Arts block (opened in 2018)
  • Covered outdoor sports fields (due 2019/20)
  • Trade Training Centre
  • Fully air-conditioned classrooms
  • Hair and beauty training salon
  • Commercial kitchen and restaurant facilities
  • Modern classrooms
  • School museum
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Rowing
  • Maryborough Technology Challenge - Human Powered Vehicle 24-hour race
  • 'Fraser Pop' festival (organised and managed onsite by Diploma of Business students)
  • Hockey, soccer and rugby teams
  • Community events
  • School theatre production
  • Music and 'The Arts' showcase
  • Languages

  • Japanese
  • Special programs

  • Honours program for Years 7 to 9
  • Soccer academy with links to Brisbane Roar Football Club (FC) and Liverpool FC
  • Hockey and rugby academies
  • Coding as a Language
  • Diploma in Business course
  • Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) vocational courses
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,640 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,552 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    HSP 1 HSP 1 HSP 2 HSP 3 HSP 4

    *HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program

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    Last updated: 01/08/2019