Welcome to all our new families to the wonderful Coombabah
State High School community. In this modern age where data appears to
drive everything, there is lack of information around the key aspects of a
school beyond its academic outcomes. The sense of belonging and
inclusiveness are difficult to portray in a graph. These are both aspects
that I am proud of the strength that our school community embraces. It is
an area that is commented to me regularly by visitors to our school.
2017 has seen our continued steady growth. The extra
numbers has enable us to recruit two additional teachers, allowing us to
timetable an extra class in Yr 7 bring class numbers down to 24, well below the
allowed 28. I believe this is an important consideration to ensuring that
we deliver on our personalised approach to education.
Congratulations to our graduating group of 2016. Not
only did every student graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education but
all of our students applying for University and TAFE where offered positions in
courses. I spoke to our teachers about the amazing perseverance they
demonstrated to get every single graduating student to successful complete
their high school experience. Australian research indicates that this
will lead to a greater chance of employment and in higher income jobs.
Our school mission statement includes our drive to develop “Future
ready students: Value learning new skills to reach their
goals. These young adults work collaboratively, are resilient, respectful
and responsible. They contribute positively, are motivated, independent
and prepared for new challenges.
Coombabah State High School certainly is a “Pathway to