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Principal’s welcome

Welcome​ to Toowoomba State High School, Toowoomba’s first State Secondary School. Established in 1919, Toowoomba State High School, has a proud history of delivering exemplary education for the young people of Toowoomba. Situated at Mt Lofty, the school​ campus overlooks the city of Toowoomba.

Students have access to diverse possibilities and opportunities. Programs in academia, sport, music, the arts, language and community engagement are provided for students to pursue. The learning environment and educational programs, combined with high expectations and personalised support, underpins our philosophy to learning.

Our dedicated staff contribute to students’ learning and development. High impact teaching and quality learning are the foundations of our school values.

We proudly uphold the best of public education - opportunity to succeed regardless of personal circumstance. Our aim is to be 'Creating Stars for our Future', and we believe that learning and the consequential pursuit of knowledge develops and enables our students to become stars of the future, by growing academically and socially and attaining their best.

The school has a strong direction underpinned by three core values—'Respect, Responsibility and Commitment'.

We earn respect through integrity, humility, tolerance and pride in all aspects of school life. We act with responsibility by being personally accountable, valuing self and others and contributing positively to all we do. ​We display commitment by embracing learning, participating actively and striving for excellence.

I am delighted to be able to share our school with you and welcome all to be a part of the Toowoomba State High community, as we progress towards our centenary.


Tony Kennedy