About Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology
The Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (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. From 2019 we welcome the addition of Year 7 to our learning community.
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.
We aim to extend students’ learning by offering a rigorous curriculum in a warm and nurturing environment. Our core curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) for senior students and from 2019, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16. IB programmes have 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 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, 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.
For more information regarding the MYP and DP Programmes please click on the link below:
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 yet have a designated school bus but is working closely with Brisbane City Council on how to best service our school for future years. For comprehensive details of Brisbane City Council Buses to the School Campus visit: (www.translink.com.au)
Walking Route to QASMT From Taringa Train Station
Many of our students take the train to Taringa and walk to school from that location. If you choose this method of travel you mus exit Taringa train station via the footbridge to Briggs St. Then 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 QASMT.
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.