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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to the Aldridge State High School community and thank you for taking an interest in our great school. Aldridge State High School is a highly regarded school located in Maryborough, just 20 mins from Hervey Bay and Fraser Island and 3 hours north of Brisbane. Founded in 1974, the school has grown to an enrolment of 1140 in 2015. Aldridge enjoys an excellent reputation and has outstanding achievements across the academic, cultural, citizenship and sporting areas. In 2013, the school became one of the first 26 schools in the state to become an Independent Public School.

We have outstanding staff who have contributed much to the lives of our students over the years. Aldridge State High School provides you with many new, comprehensive and exciting opportunities for participation over your 6 years of high school. One of the hallmarks of Aldridge State High School is the safe, disciplined and inclusive educational environment where young people can focus on achieving excellence in a range of academic, vocational, sporting and cultural pursuits.

As the principal of Aldridge State High School I will be sharing your journey over the coming years and I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you. As a leader I am strongly focused on ensuring that each student has an opportunity to achieve their full potential by building a school culture that models and promotes high expectations of learning, behaviour and uniform.

As a teacher and parent I cannot stress enough how important a little bit of perseverance (not giving up) and hard work (setting aside study time at home) is in getting the best possible results. A weekly commitment to study and revision – by setting aside extra time at home - should be a priority for all students wanting to achieve success in their studies and in their lives beyond school.

I am convinced that your course of study at this school will bring great benefits to you personally and professionally in the future. In the end success at school involves a healthy combination of hard work and commitment mixed with fun and enjoyment.

This is an exciting, comprehensive and culturally vibrant school community where all students are challenged to work towards our school vision. We value parental involvement in our school activities and welcome visits from interested members of the school community. I trust that your education at Aldridge State High School is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Mr Ross Higgins