Ingham State High School delivers a quality secondary education for students in Year 7 to 12. It is located in the town of Ingham and it is the only State High School within the Hinchinbrook Shire. Ingham State High School strives to create opportunities for our students so that each one is able to discover and develop their academic and extra-curricular strengths.
At the heart of Ingham State High School is our motto, “Quality Educational Outcomes for All”. This motto helps us shape our school environment where we believe that success and excellence should be sought after and practised. Our school has a proud tradition of academic and vocational excellence and innovative learning practices. Our staff are second to none and take great pride in ensuring that the curricular and extracurricular aspects that are delivered are truly of a very high standard. Our staff at Ingham State High School are not only dynamic, but also leaders in their educational field and very innovative in their approach to teaching and learning.
Ingham State High School’s pedagogical model is based on the “Dimensions of Teaching and Learning” model. This pedagogical model is explicitly taught in every class to ensure consistency of practice in both the Junior and Senior Secondary departments within our school. Ingham State High School continually strives to improve and offer the best learning environment for our students. This pursuit of excellence is based upon our “Explicit Improvement Agenda” which dictates everyday practice.
The Explicit Improvement Agenda is based on four key areas:
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Student Outcomes
- Quality Teaching
- Indigenous and inclusive education
Together with our Explicit Improvement Agenda our school also has an embedded rules and values program which underpins our school culture. These rules and values are highly visible throughout the school. Our culture of the school is shaped by our Positive Youth Development (PYD) program in Year 7 to 12.
Our PILOT (Partnerships, Innovation, Learning and other Training) Program achieves exceptional academic and vocational outcomes for our students. Ingham State High School is a Registered Training Organisation and we currently offer 22 vocational qualifications at our school. The PILOT Program also enables students to study any subject or qualification offered in Australia that we may not offer in traditional delivery format. The PILOT Program also allows students to complete University subjects whilst studying Year 11 or 12 at Ingham State High School. There are a number of subjects offered to our students through many different universities.
Facilities at Ingham State High School are second to none and continually being upgraded to ensure that students receive the most up to date education with industry standard facilities. In addition to our new auditorium opened in 2013, we also welcome the opening of our Trade Training Centre and the continued use of our Junior Secondary precinct. This Trade Training Centre allows students to study Agricultural and Science Laboratory qualifications that have previously not been available for students within the Hinchinbrook Shire.
I invite you to explore our website and join us at Ingham State High School – an innovative and dynamic school which has been serving the Hinchinbrook Shire for more than 60 years.