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Principal’s welcome


I am the proud Principal of Nanango State High School. Our school is a medium sized rural school of about 530 students. We pride ourselves on achieving great outcomes for all students across all year levels. Our school focus is ‘Every student achieving to their full potential’. The school motto revolves around the concept of ‘Accepting the Challenge’.
Our school is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) School and works on four key values. These values are Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Effort. The school acknowledges positive behaviour through a key ticket and rewards system. The school also strongly advocates the ‘everyday counts’ philosophy and seeks to have a minimum of 91% student attendance.
We continue to achieve outstanding results across a wide range of activities and programs. Some brief samples of these results are:
  • 80-90% of students are achieving a C standard or better in English, Maths and Science
  • Comparable and above in comparison to like schools in all areas of NAPLAN for Years 7 & 9.  Comparable to National schools in Year 9 in 3 areas
  • 74% of students achieved an OP between 1 and 15 in 2018
  • 100% of Year 12 students received a QCE or QCIA in 2018
  • Whole school attendance of 88% in 2018
  • Staff attendance of 98% in 2018
There are several key groups operating in the school including the Senior and Junior Outcomes Team, PBL, Studies and Workplace Health and Safety.
The three target priorities for 2019 are:
  • A minimum of 91% attendance for all students
  • 90% of students to receive at least a C in English, Maths, and Science
  • 100% of students receive a QCE, QCIA, complete a school based traineeship or be awarded a VET certificate

This year also sees the start for Year 11 of the new Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR).  This system replaces the old OP (Overall Position) Rank.  The school has been working on new subjects and is well prepared for this new exciting initiative in 2019.
Nanango State High School has a proud tradition of creating and developing programs to cater for the needs of all students. Please contact us in relation to a program to suit the individual needs of your student.
Darryl Early