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.
Please contact the relevant Head of Department on 07 46 368 700 to find out more about these specialisations.
Industrial Skills Academy
Enrolment in the academy allows students to extend their minds when developing and designing material objects. The program also focuses on improving the practical capabilitiesof the students.
The Industrial Skills Academy is a great introduction for the senior subjects of Engineering, Furnishing and Construction.
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 for both girls and boys in football (soccer), volleyball, basketball and rugby league.
Harristown's Arts programs are very highly regarded both locally and around the state. We offer the full complement of Art subjects - Dance, Drama, Film, Television and New Media, Music and Visual Art - from Year 7 to Year 12.
Our co-curricular Instrumental Music program offers students tuition in woodwind, brass, percussion and bass guitar.
The variety of extra-curricular activities on offer provide students with the opportunity to extend and showcase their talents through involvement in public performances, exhibitions and competitions.
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.
The Annex is an off campus facility that offers curriculum access and support to a small number of students with particular needs.