The Gap State High School is a
public school which values courage, commitment, consideration, cooperation and courtesy. Our reputation as a
highly academic school stems from the quality of our teaching and learning
programs. Our curriculum is designed to challenge students and aims to educate
the whole student. With an excellent tradition and reputation for student success, The Gap State High
School has a history of strong academic performances, with students
consistently achieving well above state and national benchmarks. Our vision is to educate the whole person in
a supportive school community. We encourage parents to work closely with us to
ensure young people in our care develop their unique potential and use their
knowledge and abilities to create a better future for all.
Our specialist program,
The Gap Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Studies (GOALS) aims to
enhance students' personal, social and leadership capacities in order to
increase their potential for life success and their ability to contribute to
and lead in their community. It is a unique leadership and personal
development program which has been investigated and evaluated to have a
universal benefit for all students, regardless of gender or academic ability
and is particularly effective in enhancing educational outcomes, developing
leadership and planning skills, confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing.
The school is recognised for inspiring
excellence through selective entry into Honours programs for academic and music,
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and the volleyball excellence
program. The Gap High State School also offers Vocational Education subjects, as well as the opportunity to
attend the Brisbane North-West Trade Training
Centre. The Centre partners with 5 local
schools with The Gap High State School being the lead school, to provide
specialised vocational training in the fields of Electro-technology,
Engineering and Automotive. The Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre’s focus is to deliver
exceptional training and employment outcomes for students.
The Gap State High
School has hosted international students for over 20 years with students from
Asia, Europe and South America being fully integrated into the school
community. The cultural diversity created by the international students’
program is beneficial for the whole school community and allows the development
of students’ understanding of global cultures. It is our vision that this
understanding will enable students to develop life-long understanding,
tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and nationalities.
Our brand new Sports
Hall is a magnificent community asset, able to be utilized by schools and
sporting clubs. Built to the highest
standards, it can cater for national standard volleyball, basketball and
netball systems, weights room, cardio room and a multi-purpose mezzanine level
for classroom activities or audience viewing.
Our large and dynamic
instrumental music program consists of choirs, bands and ensembles. Facilities
include the J. A. Robertson performance hall with a seating capacity of 750,
auditorium, rehearsal rooms, practice rooms and instrument storage areas.
The Gap State High School has a
unique location in the picturesque foothills of Mt Coot-tha, Taylor Range and
the South D'Aguilar
National Park. The landscaped grounds provide a pleasant environment for students and
teachers alike, with parcels of natural bushland, rolling grassed areas and a
large oval. The school draws its students
from its immediate geographic area taking in Mt Glorious in the west and the
Bardon/Rosalie area east.. The school is
located approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and enjoys good
access to public transport. We welcome
your interest in our school.