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Why choose our school?

The Gap State High School  is focused on "Educating the whole person in a supportive local school community".  Respect for all is a guiding principle in the school and is complimented by our focus on:

  • a tradition of academic excellence, with 93% of our students receiving an OP score between 1-15, well above the state average. In 2014 eight of our Year 12 students achieved an OP1.

  • high achievement in NAPLAN testing

  • a unique leadership and personal development program

  • a strong system of pastoral care, which supports student wellbeing, behaviour and adolescent development

  • Year 7 students have attended The Gap State High School since 2013 as part of the "Flying Start" program

Recent recognition includes:

  • Regional Showcase Award for Excellence in Innovation; winner 2013 for our Mandarin Chinese program

  • State Fanfare Festival Best Performance; Metropolitan winner 2010, 2012, State Finalist 2010, 2012, Grand Finalist 2010

  • National Percussion Eisteddfod; finalist 2010, Australian champions 2008, 2012

  • Queensland Government Encouraging Participation in Outdoor Recreation Award: Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation; winner 2010 for GOALS

  • QSuper State Showcase Award for Academic Excellence; winner 2010 for AMPed: Music Theory into BEST Practice - school accelerated music program

  • State Showcase Award for Excellence in Leadership; winner 2005 for Gap Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Studies (GOALS) program 

At The Gap State High School students are given opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to enable them to seek challenges and to continue to learn, focusing on learning, achievements and success. 

Students will acquire the following values:

  • Courage

  • Commitment

  • Consideration

  • Co-operation

  • Courtesy

In their learning environment students should experience a sense of adventure and pride in their achievements, which are shared and valued by the whole school community.