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Welcome to Gordonvale State High School

Gordonvale State High School is a moderately sized high school of just over 850 students.  We have a proud tradition of providing high quality educational opportunities across academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship areas. Our vision is for all of our students to reach their true potential, to achieve their individual goals and to make a positive contribution to their communities. 

Gordonvale State High School offers a rich curriculum program that values and promotes each student’s right to experience success, while at the same time encouraging each student to be responsible, respectful, motivated and confident.  The school environment is friendly, supportive and well-ordered with an emphasis on the four strong values of Respect, Quality, Safety and Honesty.

All teaching and learning practices at Gordonvale State High School relentlessly focus on:

Key priorities
Key Management Areas
Evidence based practice in:
-     Explicit teaching in literacy and numeracy across all 8 Key Learning Areas
-     Differentiation
-     Higher Order Thinking
-     Junior Secondary Precinct
-     Teaching and Learning Support
-     Program of Academic Excellence – SUMMIT
-     Attendance
Student Achievement
-     Year 12 QCE attainment
-     A-E semester results
-     Student social and emotional welfare and   wellbeing through the  School’s Welfare Action Team
-     Positive Behavior for Learning



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  • Cattle for Tender

    Cattle for Tender

    24 Oct 2018

    GSHS is offering for sale by public tender a herd of 3 cattle.

  • 2018 National Judo Champion

    2018 National Judo Champion

    19 Oct 2018

    GSHS Year 7 student, Hein, was one of 10 young players from Cairns Southside Judo Club to travel to...

  • GSHS VIVID Festival

    GSHS VIVID Festival

    12 Oct 2018

    Inviting our school and the local community to share with us in the opening of our Multi-Purpose...

  • Cattle Club Champions

    Cattle Club Champions

    07 Aug 2018

    GSHS Cattle Club Show off their achievements at the Cairns Show.


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