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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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  • For Sale by Tender

    For Sale by Tender

    14 Mar 2018

    Gordonvale State High School is offering for sale by public tender an Iseki SZ330 Zero-Turn Mower...

  • GSHS Pop-Up Art Show

    GSHS Pop-Up Art Show

    28 Aug 2017

    Gordonvale SHS held a Pop-Up Art Show highlighting the amazing talent of our students.

  • Cultural Exchange

    Cultural Exchange

    08 Aug 2017

    On Wednesday 2nd August we had a visit from the Japanese High School, Jiyugaoka Gakuen.

  • Cairns Show 2017

    Cairns Show 2017

    25 Jul 2017

    GSHS Performing Arts students performed at the Cairns Show.