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Our school

Collinsville State High School is the smallest stand-alone state high school in Queensland. The school services the Collinsville township and the surrounding rural area. Established in 1986, it provides education to a diverse range of students, from both town and rural-based backgrounds. Located in the northern region of the Bowen Basin, local industry is largely based on coal mining. The school size and enrolment resultantly fluctuates in line with the fortunes of the mining industry.

Collinsville State High School provides the local community with a comprehensive quality education aligned with the community values and aspirations in the quality education programs offered in a small school setting for students from year 8 to year 12.

Our school mission

Our school motto, 'Nolite Dedere' means 'never surrender’, ‘never give in’, ‘never give up' and we pride ourselves on aspiring to do this daily. At Collinsville State High School we are committed to striving for excellence in all spheres of education and improving student achievement through high expectations, focused teaching and maximising time on engaged learning.

The Collinsville State High School community is committed to nurturing determination, confidence and competence within our students to enable them to achieve beyond their expectations. We strive to invest a strong self-belief and a lifelong desire for the pursuit of learning into our students.

Our vision

To continually strive to improve our school quality of education it offers and environment.

In line with our core expectations we expect everyone to show: commitment, responsibility, respect, safety at all times.

Our purpose 

  • Provide every individual student a comprehensive, balanced and inclusive education that encourages them to achieve their full potential through quality learning.
  • Ensure learning, co-operation, self-esteem and success are valued and encouraged as each student strives to excel. Develop ethical, independent and resilient members of society who are able to learn throughout their life.

Our key priorities

  • Develop a culture of high academic expectations for all students.
  • Develop and implement responsive whole school literacy, and numeracy based programs and strategies.
  • Develop teacher capacities in alignment with the school key priorities, and to understand and use data to personalise student learning.
  • Investigate, develop and implement locally appropriate engagement strategies to improve student attendance and retention.
  • Develop an inclusive approach and supportive setting to meeting the individual needs of students.
  • Develop and promote school/community connectedness, engagement and linkage.
  • Advance the school as an accredited innovative RTO to enable it to meet the most appropriate learning pathways for the range of students.

Our community

Collinsville is a mining community located 88 kilometres from Bowen North Queensland, steeped in history and union ties. The nearness to Bowen enables families to conduct a range of business and shopping in that city. This creates a community with a country feel yet with the benefits of being close to a provincial city and beach.

As per Census 2006, the school has been identified as being located in an area of socio-educational disadvantage. Collinsville State High School is proud of the relationship it has developed with the community and local enterprises. It has a committed P&C that organises fundraising activities and the school tuck-shop/canteen.

Our focus is to bring the school and community together to provide our young persons with the best developmental opportunities and experiences.