Indooroopilly State High School is located in Brisbane's inner western suburbs, 7 kilometres from the city and 2 kilometres from the University of Queensland. Our school is guided by four core values: each person's dignity; our community's diversity; open communication; and quality learning.
Indooroopilly State High School is located in Brisbane's inner western suburbs, 7 kilometres from the city and 2 kilometres from the University of Queensland. Our school is guided by four core values: each person's dignity; our community's diversity; open communication; and quality learning. Our vision of ourselves as a community of forward thinkers is reflected in all aspects of school operations. We have created a learning community that is constantly evolving and re-shaping itself. We believe that each of our students has the ability to learn, and the right to do so in a safe and supportive environment. Classroom activities foster healthy relationships and inspire mutual respect and learning, resulting in excellent academic outcomes. Our school has attained both Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organisation accreditation. This has significantly enhanced the global and future prospects of our students. We are a school for young adults who are encouraged to think responsibly, independently and creatively as both individuals and world citizens. Our focus on assisting students to develop as responsible individuals is reflected in the absence of a school uniform. Students instead choose their own dress within the guidelines of a dress standard endorsed by our Parents & Citizens Association. The global-mindedness of the school is enriched by the presence of students from some fifty different language groups, approximately 15% of whom are international students attracted by our international ideals and tradition of academic achievement. An enrolment management plan restricts the student cohort to 1068, which enables the maintenance of a learning environment that fosters cohesion and student well-being. In recent years the school has significantly enhanced students' tertiary and employment pathways through the introduction of a range of specialised and innovative programs, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Spanish Immersion, Chinese Acceleration, Maths Acceleration, Mechatronics, Engineering, Aviation, Aerospace Studies, Cisco Networking Academy and a renowned Arts program. Significant investment in Information and Communication Technologies with wireless connectivity has enhanced student engagement and enjoyment. Major new facilities include The Peter Doherty Theatre, named in honour of graduate student and Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Professor Peter Doherty, and a state-of-the-art Languages Centre. These structures complement the older 'Queenslander' style buildings and multi-level topography replete with native trees and gardens. Our school community is committed to supporting our students to excel in their academic, cultural, service and sporting pursuits. We are proud members of Queensland's State education system and take pride in our students' development as contributing, caring and creative members of a future society that will be theirs to shape.