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Specialist programs

Harristown offers students the opportunity to specialise in Academics, Industrial Skills, Sport and The Arts while completing their curriculum requirements in other areas.

These specialised academies within the school are offered to eligible students.

Industrial Skills Academy

Enrolment in this academy allows students to complete units towards trade qualifications in Construction and Engineering while completing their Queensland Certificate of Education.

Sports Academy

Harristown State High has long been known as a centre for sporting excellence. We are proud of our sporting achievements with many of our talented students attaining Queensland and also Australian representation. Sports' specialisation is offered in football (soccer), volleyball, basketball and rugby league.

The Arts

The Arts' Programs at Harristown are very highly regarded with a full compliment of Arts' subjects including Dance, Drama, Film, Television and New Media, Visual Art and Music being offered from Years 7-12. Extra curricular programs focus on extending students and developing excellence through public performance and exhibition.

Please contact the relevant Head of Department on 07 4636 8700 to find out more about these specialisations.

Special Education

Special Education Program (SEP) provides curriculum support based on individual student needs. This support can be provided in mainstream classes, as alternative classes in some core areas, or a combination of these options. Students can be assigned a case manager as a "go to" person for individual support in and out of class time.

  • Academic Academy

    Academic Academy

    The aim of the Academic Academy is to provide capable students with a program of extension and enrichment in core subjects areas from semester two of Year 8.

  • Football (soccer)

    The Football Academy is a systematic program that prepares people to become better footballers, and to become even better people in their school and social lives!