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Principal’s welcome

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I am the proud Principal of Nanango State High School. Our school is a medium sized rural school of about 540 students. We pride ourselves on achieving great outcomes for all students across all grades. I continually promote the personal motto of ‘we can do anything’ at Nanango. 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 card system. The school also strongly advocates the ‘everyday counts’ philosophy and seeks to have 100% attendance.
We continue to get outstanding results in Nanango across a wide range of activities and programs. Some brief samples of these results are:
  • 80% of students are achieving a C standard or better in English and 87% in Maths.
  • Comparable to like schools in all areas of NAPLAN for Years 7 & 9.
  • The relative gains in NAPLAN from Year 7 to Year 9 were; reading 81%, writing 86%, spelling 92%, grammar and punctuation 78% and Numeracy 100%
  • 75% of OP eligible students in 2016 obtained an OP between 1 and 15. 26% obtained an OP 1-10.
  • Two OP1 students in 2016.
  • 9 students completed a School Based Traineeship (SAT).
  • 98% of Year 12 students received a QCE in 2016.
  • Whole school attendance of 88%.
  • Indigenous school attendance of 84%.
  • Staff attendance 98%.
There are three key groups operating in the school. PBL, Attendance and Workplace, Health and Safety.
The three target priorities for 2017 are:
  • 100% attendance although our 2017 target is 91%
  • All students to receive at least a C in English, Maths, Science and Reading at their age appropriate level.
  • 100% of students receive a QCE, QCIA, complete a school based traineeship or be awarded a VET certificate.
Nanango State High School has a proud tradition of creating and developing programs to cater for needs of all students. Please talk to us about a program to suit the individual needs of your student.
Darryl Early
Principal