Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to  Helensvale State High School’s website. I hope that you enjoy learning more about our school as we strive to fulfil our school mission of "One Student, One Community, Many Futures". We put the interests of students first in all we do as we create a "school for one" by providing a personal learning experience for each and every student. 

At our school we take a holistic approach to developing student learning and highlight the strong link between wellbeing, a sense of belonging and learning. Our junior and senior high school curriculum is progressive, innovative and caring while still embracing the core elements which our students need to be successful in the future.

We explicitly teach and celebrate our three learning values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. We have very high expectations for learning and behaviour and 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. They understand how their behaviour and appearance reinforces our strong school reputation.

Our school is about providing a world of possibility for our students through our "four pillars of opportunity" - learning, sports, arts and community. We have created an environment where students have excelled and gone on to contribute to their state and country through their achievements at the highest levels in academia, business, sport, arts and community. Our past students have conveyed to us their sense of positivity for their school and the opportunities which it provided.

We are committed to creating students with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century. Our 1 to 1 Laptop Program and blended digital learning environment enables anywhere, anytime learning and builds the skills needed to be a learner in this century.

Our school experiences strong enrolment demand with 37% of students enrolling from outside our catchment area to access our Academy programs. We have a long-established reputation for academic excellence through our EXCITE academic program - serious learning, serious fun. We also offer excellence programs in sport, the arts and Japanese.

Our students graduate our school pursuing their 'many futures'. This is evident through our strong overall position (OP) results and our celebrated vocational education program. These 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 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.

Our great strength over time has been the partnerships that we create between students, staff, parents 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 02 August 2019
Last updated 02 August 2019