Maryborough State High School has had a year of academic achievement to be proud of, by any standards.
The outgoing Year 12 students have attained the rare 'triple, triple treat' by achieving three 100% figures for University entry, Queensland Certificate of Education completion and Nationally Recognised Training for three successive years.
This rare achievement means that every student who has graduated from Maryborough State High School since 2015 has received their QCE (the Queensland attainment of Senior Study), a Nationally Recognised Training Qualification (VET) and every student who applied for University received their first preference for their Tertiary degree.
This ensures that every student who sets their goals has the capacity to achieve their ambitions, aligning with the new direction of the school under the leadership of the Principal, Simon Done.
'We understand that students may not know where they wish to end up in Year 7, or 9, or even 11. However it is the role of a quality school to provide every opportunity for students to feel valued, develop their skills and empower them to make the choices when the time is right for them,' Mr Done said.
The school has overhauled its curriculum for 21st Century students with increased Vocational Qualifications which link to trade or to University study, as well as setting their sights on the future with courses in Coding, Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
'It means that, no matter what your ambition, we have a pathway for all students to experience success.'
The school was the recipient of a $4.5 million grant for the construction of a new Performing Arts Building, breaking ground in January 2018, and will also receive $10 million through a State Government initiative to rejuvenate facilities in older schools across Queensland.