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Harristown State High School is a co-educational school rich in talent across a wide range of areas–academic, sport, cultural and community service – with an impressive list of achievements. Curriculum is supplemented widely by real-life and lifelike experiences through excursions and invited speakers. The school has unique ties with the University of Southern Queensland. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects, and is extremely well resourced with world class facilities. Dedicated, caring staff provide for students’ needs. The school values participation, relationships, integrity, diligence and enthusiasm.

Year established: 1955

Number of students: 1680

Elite programs

  • Accelerated Academic Academy
  • Sporting Academies in soccer, volleyball and rugby league, with students representing at regional, state and national levels, with some overseas exchange travel
  • Senior languages
  • Dance, drama, film, television and new media
  • Agricultural science
  • Music extension program
  • Industrial Arts Academy
  • English extension program

Special programs

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
  • Arts productions
  • Vocational education program
  • Extensive student support network

Extracurricular activities

  • Debating
  • Music ensembles University Scholarships available
  • Harmony Week
  • World Challenge Real World Education Tour
  • Concert band
  • School Cultural Ambassador Program
  • Interact (community-based student committee)
  • School ski trip
  • National competitions in science, business, mathematics, information technology

School facilities

  • Languages and cultures community centre
  • Sporting complex, featuring an indoor 25 metre swimming pool, and gymnasiums with basketball and volleyball courts (multipurpose)
  • Modern classrooms, many with interactive learning technologies
  • Creative technology centre with 330-seat theatre
  • Dance studios and 1500-seat auditorium
  • Trade Training Centre

Tertiary pathways

  • Students able to integrate university study with senior curriculum through several high profile Queensland universities
  • Direct entry into University of Southern Queensland
  • Access to a variety of vocational courses with Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
  • Strong links with business community for the continuation of traineeships and apprenticeships begun at school


  • Indonesian
  • German
  • Japanese and French available via the School of Distance Education

Department of Education and Training

Trading as Education Queensland International

CRICOS Provider Code: 00608A