About Our Academy
The Queensland Academies – Science Mathematics and Technology Campus (QASMT) is one of the most successful and prestigious selective entry state high schools in Australia. Our Academy is one of three conceived under the Smart State Agenda, aimed at providing a genuine transition for highly capable students in years 10, 11 and 12 between senior school and university. It is a school whose exceptional academic standards rest easily beside great endeavour and success in a wide range of activities.
We are fortunate to have outstanding teachers who consistently contribute to the lives of our students. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are our cornerstones ensuring that our Academy is ranked as one of Australia’s finest schools, consistently achieving outstanding learning outcomes.
Our Academy aims to extend students’ learning by blurring the line between school and university. The curriculum is rigorous and was developed in partnership with The University of Queensland ensuring our students experience a smooth transition to tertiary education. Our core curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma; a program that has earned a reputation for rigorous learning and assessment, enabling IB diploma recipients’ access to the world’s leading universities.
As one would expect, our curriculum has a strong emphasis on the sciences and mathematics. Our partnership with The University of Queensland ensures students have access to and use technologies to gain exposure to the cutting-edge of these disciplines in a manner which values academic rigor.
Underpinning our academic success is an outstanding pastoral care system supporting every student and helping each one to feel a vital part of the QASMT ‘family’. Student welfare is implemented through a Mentor Program ensuring all students achieve to their potential. We believe in the importance of guiding students to become responsible and caring individuals, who are sensitive, open minded and respectful of all cultures. QASMT aims to develop tomorrow’s leaders; individuals who will be internationally-minded citizens.
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. At QASMT, we understand this responsibility, and that is why we are committed to and passionate about nurturing our students’ academic, social and personal development in a caring and safe community.
Whilst you will find extensive information about QASMT on our website, I encourage you to visit our Academy on Open Days or evenings (or both), in order to fully appreciate the warmth and vibrancy of our learning community, and to discover for yourself how we can best serve the educational needs of your child.
Location & Transport
QASMT is located at 78 Bywong Street, Toowong in Brisbane’s western suburbs. The Academy is located approximately 10 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD and enjoys good access to both train and bus public transport. Please note QASMT does not have a designated school bus. For comprehensive details of Brisbane City Council Buses to the School Campus visit: (www.translink.com.au)
Walking Route From Taringa Train Station
Leave Taringa train station via the footbridge to Briggs St. Walk up Briggs St to the traffic lights at the intersection of Morrow St. Cross Morrow St with the lights and turn left. Walk along Morrow St to the first corner and turn right into Moggill Rd.
Walk down the hill and follow the path onto the pedestrian overpass. Follow the overpass across Moggill Rd and down the other side. Enter Frederick St from end of overpass, use the right hand footpath and follow Frederick St, crossing Marmion Parade and Stanley St (use pedestrian island). Enter Hunter St and walk down the hill to the pedestrian gate into the Academy grounds. Walk across the playing fields to the Academy buildings.
Using the scale provided the trip is approximately 600 metres and in trials has taken between 10 and 20 minutes.
N.B. Crossing Moggill Rd near Hungry Jacks or Stanley Terrace at Moorak St is not advised due to heavy traffic flow.