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Gordonvale State High School is located 23km south of Cairns at the base of the world’s highest freestanding natural pyramid (922m) – Walshs Pyramid, (Bundadjarruga). Established at its present site in 1965, the school has developed a strong reputation for its provision of educational opportunities across academic, vocational, agricultural and sporting areas.
Our vision is for all our students to do their best, reach their  true potential, achieve their individual goals and make a positve contribution to their communities. With a student population of  approximately 850 students, our school is diverse enough to offer a full range of subjects, and something for everyone, while being able to value every student as an individual who is respected and supported to achieve their own ‘personal excellence’.
Gordonvale State High School’s well respected reputation in the community is testimony to the positive community partnerships established. Our students actively support local charitable events and acknowledge and celebrate local and national commemorative occasions. Our participation in sporting events, public speaking and debating competitions and our ‘VIVID’ cultural nights showcase our  musical, theatrical, artistic and sporting talents to our community. 
Distinctive school programs include our junior secondary and senior secondary mentoring programs, leadership camps, vocational training programs, instrumental music and choral programs, agricultural studies, Learning to Learn (L2L) programs, Rugby League Development program, eLearning classes and SUMMIT (our Academic Excellence program). These signature programs enhance a quality teaching and learning provision to meet the needs of the diverse student group.
Our highly qualified staff are dedicated, professional  and have a strong interest in our students.  Gordonvale State High School enjoys significant community support and actively engages parents and carers as key partners in the achievement of student educational success.
School Contact Details:
School address:       85 Sheppards Street
                                PO Box 66
                                Gordonvale   Qld   4865
Telephone:              07 4043 3222