Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to Helensvale State High School. I hope that you enjoy learning more about our school as we strive to reach our learning vision of 'each and every student succeeding'

Our learning purpose is 'One Student. One Community.  Many Futures.'  We believe in putting the interests of students first in all we do as we create our school for one, providing a personal learning experience for your child – our student

Our school is about providing a world of possibility, achievements and success for our students. We have created an environment where students have excelled, contributing to their state and country through their achievements at the highest levels in academia, business, sport, arts and community.

We are committed to creating students with the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in the 21st Century. Through our curriculum and pedagogy we prepare students to become critical and creative thinkers, great communicators and valued team members, and who have the personal, social and technological skills to succeed in our rapidly changing world.

We have a long-established reputation for academic excellence through our EXCITE academic program. We also offer excellence programs in sport, the arts, entrepreneurship and Japanese.

Our students graduate our school pursuing their many futures. This is evident through our various pathways programs, exit results and our celebrated vocational education program. Our pathways and programs are supported by strong and productive university, TAFE, employer and business links that are robust, innovative and student-focused.

We are also proud of our International Student Program where students from around the world enrich the learning experiences of all our students. Our program is well established and we pride ourselves on strong support structures for overseas students, both at school and with homestay families.

We explicitly teach and celebrate our three learning values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We have very high expectations for learning and behaviour.  A safe, supportive and collaborative environment lays the foundations for excellence in learning. We have a strict uniform policy and our students wear our uniform with pride. As a community, we understand how student behaviour and appearance reinforces our strong school reputation.

Our great strength over time has been the One Community philosophy that we create between students, staff, parents, carers and the wider community. Learning is a partnership and we value and foster our role as a hub of learning and wellbeing in our community.

As a school, we are facing the future with an overwhelming sense of optimism and positivity and we welcome you to our Helensvale State High School learning community. It is all about your child - our student.



Karen Lindsay
Executive Principal
Helensvale State High School

Last reviewed 23 June 2021
Last updated 23 June 2021