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Our School: Aspiring Together ... A World of Opportunities!

Welcome to Laidley State High School, a positive and vibrant school community situated midway between Ipswich and Toowoomba in the growing Lockyer Valley region. Our school provides a safe, supportive and high quality learning environment for students from Laidley, Plainland, Hattonvale, Glenore Grove, Forest Hill, Blenheim, Thornton, Grandchester, Gatton, Lowood and Rosewood and surrounding communities. Currently there are approximately 700 students who attend our school with enrolments growing and over 90 dedicated teaching staff.

Our school provides a broad range of academic, vocational, personal development and extra-curricular programs to support students to become productive and engage young people with positive education and employment prospects.  We aim to work TOGETHER with parents and the local community to encourage and support student to ASPIRE to be their best and take advantage of the WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES available at our school and in our local community.

Junior Curriculum

The Junior Secondary curriculum is focussed on consolidating and extending student’s knowledge and understanding in the key learning areas of Mathematics, English, Science and History through the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.  In addition, a strong foundation is developed in various elective subjects in the key learning areas of Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Technology and Languages Other Than English (LOTE).  This curriculum prepares students well for Senior academic and vocational studies.

Senior Curriculum

A wide range of academic and vocational programs are provided in the Senior school including programs delivered on site, off site and in partnership with other registered training organisations. Each student is able to tailor a personal learning program to meet their individual learning needs and career goals.  These programs prepare students well for further studies at university, TAFE or other registered training organisations or for progression onto apprenticeships, traineeships or full time work.

Learning Environment

Students, parents and staff have positive opinions about our school, teaching and learning, school operations and student outcomes.  The school is actively implementing the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) framework and is particularly focused on explicitly teaching expected student behaviours and recognising and rewarding positive behaviour by students and staff.  Our four positive behaviour Principles – Learning, Respect, Responsibility and Safety - define what behaviours are valued within our school. 

Support Services

Care Teachers, Year Coordinators, Heads of Department, School Administrators and various other Support Services Team staff all have a role to assist students with academic, vocational, personal, health and wellbeing, relationships and career development issues. An exciting edition to Laidley SHS is the Learning Enhancement Department that caters for learners with diverse needs and aids teachers in effectively supporting these students in their classes.

Personal and Career Development

The school’s Personal and Career Development program provides opportunities for our Positive Behaviour lessons to be taught throughout the entire school.  This program also provides valuable learning in relation to explicit school expectations; career planning; drug, alcohol and sexuality; literacy and study skills; relationships and personal development; and leadership development. Parents frequently report that staff go beyond expectations to support their child in relation to learning, assessment and extra-curricular activities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The school has a strong tradition of participation and excellence in sport, performing arts, cultural and other extra-curricular activities. Staff give freely of their time to support students to prepare for competitions in a variety of activities.