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Why choose our school?

Established in 1954, Dalby State High School currently has over 1,000 students, including 70 boarders. Staff at both of the school’s campuses (Nicholson & Bunya) work closely together to deliver a unique learning experience to all students. Dalby State High School is recognised as one of Queensland’s most innovative and progressive secondary schools. This reputation comes from a stimulating, well-ordered, safe and supportive environment, with a dynamic curriculum that produces quality student outcomes.

The key focuses for the school in 2019 are:
  • Attendance the key to success. The more you attend, the more you achieve.
  • Writing the ability to write well translates into success in all areas of schooling.
  • Reading comprehending text and other material translates into success in all areas of schooling.

Dalby State High School prides itself on key signature programs including the Apollo Program for High Achievers, Trade Futures Program, Innovate Agriculture Program, Sporting Excellence Program, Instrumental Music and School Musical.

Students at Dalby State High School learn in a setting renewed by a $8 Million facilities investment over the last eight years, including a Trade Training Centre, Languages Centre, Science Block upgrade, creation of a Dramatic Arts space and new general classroom building.

In 2011 Dalby State High School acquired management of the former Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC) site as a second campus (Bunya Campus). This provided students with access to all resources and facilities at the site, including the largest school farm in Queensland, Sporting Venues, 25 Metre Swimming Pool and Educational Facilities. Another highlight has been the management of the existing residential facility, making Dalby State High School a provider of a high-quality boarding experience.
In 2018, Dalby State High School was recognized with three significant awards:
  • Education Queensland Showcase Award for Rural and Remote Education - State Winner
  • Dalby Chamber Business Excellence Awards - Education, Employment & Training Judge’s Choice Award
  • Dalby Chamber Business Excellence Awards - Business of the Year

Our school vision is ‘Creating the Future; every student, every day’. This vision is enacted through the school values of Positive Relationships, Student Diversity, Multiple Pathways and Teacher Excellence. These values are reflected in all student relationships with the school, their family, the community and the environment. Our ethos and enrolment numbers allow every student to participate, contribute and be involved.

Come and join us at Dalby State High School; a proud Queensland State School.

Dr Dean Russell
(B.A., P.G.Dip.Ed., M.Ed.Lead., Ed.D., M.A.C.E.)