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Our school

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James Nash State High School is located in the Wide Bay Region of Queensland and is serviced by Education Queensland's North Coast region.  Our school services the communities of Glenwood to the North, Kilkivan to the West, Amamoor to the South and Gympie to the East.  As such we have a diversity of students with an underlying common thread of a connection to our rural surrounds and the associated values and beliefs.  Set on the northern outskirts of Gympie, James Nash High was founded in 1977 and has a current enrolment of 1300 students expected to grow to nearly 1400 by 2025.

Our school is committed to developing independent self-assured yet humble young men and women.  We provide the learning opportunities for this to occur through a gradual release process across the 6 years of high school.  The transition to adulthood from 12 year olds requires that we empower these young people to undertake safe risk taking, ensuring that they learn through their mistakes and develop an understanding of the need to be responsible for their actions and accountable for the outcomes. Achieving this provides a great sense of pride for both our parents and teachers.

Our aim is to ensure that our young people have the best opportunity to lead a life of choice rather than a life of chance. We constantly look to explore opportunities for rural and remote students to experience the same opportunities as their metropolitan counterparts.  Key actions associated with this; focus on improving:

·      University entrance rates

·      Participation in training post high school and

·      Transition to employment.

We know and understand that lifelong success will require lifelong learning.


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Last reviewed 10 June 2019
Last updated 10 June 2019