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Principal’s welcome

The Centenary SHS experience
Principal John Brew

Our vision of “Quality Learning, Quality Futures” drives the Centenary State High School schooling experience. Quality learning is essential for preparing students for the dynamic world beyond school. At Centenary State High School, we pride ourselves in fostering genuine pathways for all students in a safe, disciplined and inclusive environment where all students can participate and achieve excellence in a range of academic, cultural, sporting and civic pursuits.

This vision is delivered through a supportive school environment based upon the values of Respect and Integrity, Resilience and Commitment, Innovation and Creativity, Collaboration and Community, and Aspiration and Achievement.

The dedicated staff of the school has made an enormous contribution to the lives of many young people of the Centenary suburbs.  We remain committed to working closely with our community as we promote strong values and high expectations in regards to learning, behaviour and uniform.

Since opening in 1999 Centenary State High School has developed a strong reputation for our:

  • High standards of personal presentation and behaviour
  • High expectations in academic performance
  • Supportive learning environment though our House Support and Student Mentoring programs
  • Broad ranging curriculum offerings
  • Excellence programs including eXcel – eXcellence and acceleration in Maths and Science, Performance Plus, Music Plus and Mandarin Excellence
  • International students program
  • Rich calendar of excursions, interstate and overseas trips
  • Links with universities
  • Queensland Performing Arts School of Excellence (QPASE)
  • Range of sporting opportunities
  • Student leadership opportunities in both the junior and senior schools
  • Confucius classroom status for Mandarin
  • Instrumental music program
  • Achievements in diverse learning

At Centenary State High School we proudly stand by our record of producing young people who achieve excellent academic, sporting and cultural outcomes, who are well prepared to make outstanding contributions in their 21st century communities.