Welcome to the Gordonvale State High School
website. The website
provides general information about our school, our contact
details, enrolment information, the school responsible behaviour plan and
statement of standards (our policies), the school annual report and the school
Our vision is Personal Excellence, Successful Futures.
Gordonvale State High School is a co-educational
secondary school located 26 minutes south of the city of Cairns and provides
all students with quality facilities and teaching programs to enhance their
learning. The expansive grounds and well maintained learning spaces ensure our
students are afforded opportunities to access what they require to graduate as
successful, confident individuals.
Our school is first and foremost a place of quality
teaching and learning. Our key drivers
to quality teaching and learning, effective curriculum delivery and improved
student outcomes are:
- High expectations
- Personalised learning and productive relationships
- Explicit instruction and consistency in
- Collective efficacy and teachers
- Reflective culture.
Our school values of Respect, Quality, Safety and Honesty together with our Givens ensure high standards of expectation
- Student application to learning
- Student compliance with the school's responsible behaviour plan, assesment policy, bookwork policy, attendance policy and the endorsed uniform policy
- Tolerance for others and active participation in the life of the school and our community
Our teachers have a very strong focus on
refining classroom practices to ensure our students are fully engaged in their
learning programs. We work across the whole school developing a
consistent approach to lesson delivery and structure, so that our students own
their learning and are driven to remain focused on their own personal
excellence. We offer innovative
strategies such as our elearning program, our level of achievement monitoring
ladders, our goal setting and attainment tracking, our senior and junior
secondary mentoring programs and our career education programs together with
our social and emotional development programs.
I am proud to be the Principal of Gordonvale State
High School and I enjoy supporting staff as they contribute to the future
success of our local young people. Let us work together as a
school community to live out our Vision and ensure that every student achieves
their Personal Excellence for a Successful Future.