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Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Maleny State High School is to inspire, educate, guide and support adolescents of the hinterland by providing a school community which promotes learning for living.  All members of our school strive to meet and maximise each student’s individual potential by preparing for life after school, where students leave as positive contributors to a sustainable society. This is achieved through developing positive relationships, safe and supportive environments, high expectations and effective teaching and learning.


As a school we value:

  • Resilience, responsibility and respect
  • Initiative, imagination and innovation
  • A safe and sustainable physical environment
  • A positive, inclusive school culture
  • School and house spirit
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • School and community interaction and service
  • Effective Relationships between schools, students, parents and community
  • Lifelong learning
  • Recognition of effort and succes
  • Acceptance of diverse backgrounds and lifestyle

A successful Maleny State High School student is:

  • literate and numerate;
  • a critical thinker and problem solver;
  • proficient in utilising digital technologies;
  • a global citizen who contributes positively to the welfare of others and the environment;
  • a person who acts responsibly and accepts the consequences of their choices;
  • a person who strives to achieve their potential; and
  • a lifelong learner.


What makes Maleny State High School a quality learning environment?

  • Outstanding individual and academic achievements
  • Dedicated, experienced and supportive staff
  • Respectful relationships between schools, students, parents and community
  • Caring and compassionate ethos both locally and globally
  • Encouragement and acknowledgement of participation
  • Friendly personalised school environment
  • Development of  student leadership
  • Diverse curriculum offerings
  • Highly developed Arts programs (performing and visual)
  • Attractive physical/rural learning environment focused on sustainability

Our philosophy is underpinned by the following four questions:

  • Are my actions focused on learning?
  • Am I being respectful?
  • Am I being responsible?
  • Are my actions safe and legal?


Click here for the Maleny State High School Blueprint for Success