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Mareeba High has a proven history for being a great all round performer. We are proud of our academic standards, contemporary curriculum, cultural richness, professional teaching, innovative practices, sporting champions and creative brilliance, all within a disciplined and caring environment.
 
Mareeba State High School is a modern secondary high school located in a picturesque, safe, rural setting.  The ideal size of the school of 760 students provides for a more personal and individual approach for all students whilst maintaining the full range of curriculum offerings.
 
The school focuses on students having high personal expectations and continues to experience wonderful academic results for our graduating senior students.  Eighty percent (80%) of our OP eligible students received an OP Score between 1 and 15, with ten of these gaining an OP Score of 1 over the last 6 years.  Ninety-five percent (94%) of our students wishing to continue onto University education were successful in receiving their preferred choice in 2014.  Also in 2014 eight-six percent (86%) of our graduating seniors also were successful in gaining a VET qualification meaning they are also work ready.
 
Mareeba State High School promotes School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships as a pathway into the various trades.  We currently have 50 students signed up into a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship helping to ensure the career of their choice.  This has been achieved by developing strong industry links through a range of vocational subjects offered at Mareeba High and the business community.
 
Other examples of our innovative practices are the successful Gifted and Talented Program, Instrumental Music Program, Performing Arts Excellence Program, Rugby League Engagement Program and Literacy and Numeracy Programs.  Ability grouping in core classes reinforce our academic focus.
 
Students at Mareeba State High are taught by a very professional staff operating to an agreed set of understandings about teaching and learning and undertake regular professional development of teacher learning to maintain a cutting edge in education.
We are very proud of our school and we are sure that Mareeba State High School will provide the desired educational program you seek.
 
Welcome to our Mareeba State High School.
 
Scott Whybird
Principal
 

Mareeba State High School

‘Building a better future together’