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The Gap State High School has been proudly educating students within the north western suburbs since it first opened in 1960.  The school has grown steadily over this time and the facilities have been steadily extended and upgraded on the current site.  It is located within approximately a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD and enjoys good access to public transport.

The school is nestled on an attractive sloping site in the picturesque foothills of Mt Coot-tha.  The grounds provide a pleasant environment for students and teachers alike, with parcels of natural bushland rolling grassed areas and a large oval. Its central location facilitates strong partnerships with our local primary schools including Ashgrove State School, Bardon State School, Payne Road State School, The Gap State School, Hilder Road State School, Oakleigh State School, Rainworth State School, Ithaca Creek State School and Mt Nebo State School. The school is also close to the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.

The Gap State High School has a clear focus of the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, communication and the use of technology as well as providing a variety of experiences designed to enhance individual sporting and artistic ability.

The Gap High is committed to “educating the whole person in a supportive local school community” and has developed its own award winning leadership and personal development program – GOALS (Gap Outdoor, Adventure and Leadership Studies), a holistic program aimed at preparing and developing strong, confident individuals.

The school is completely networked and Information Technology is a core part of the curriculum for all students, with a range of technology-based electives available.  The school is constantly enhancing and developing strategies that will increase the integration of Information, Communication and Technology into learning.

The Gap High has a history of strong academic performances, with students consistently achieving well above state and national benchmarks.

At The Gap State High School students are given opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to enable them to seek challenges and continue to learn beyond schooling. The students enjoy a safe, healthy and secure environment focusing on learning, achievements and success.

Students acquire:

  • an appreciation of diversity
  • respect for self and others
  • respect for environment
  • responsibility
  • self-discipline
  • a positive attitude towards learning
  • a sense of pride in self, the school and the community.

The school prides itself on the strong partnerships we have formed with our families and the school offers a number of opportunities to get involved. Parents and members of the community are welcomed into the life of the school through opportunities to become involved and informed about school activities.