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Principal's welcome

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“Deciding upon a school is one of the most important decisions that you will make on behalf of your children.”

The Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is one of the most successful and prestigious selective entry state high schools in Australia and ranked the highest performing school in the state.

It is a school whose exceptional academic standards rest easily beside great endeavour and success in a wide range of activities. We emphasise critical thinking, collaboration and discovery. Our curriculum is the International Baccalaureate – its hallmarks are breadth, balance and rigour. We have delivered this innovative programme for many years – quite simply because it is the best way of enabling young people to learn. The relationship between staff and students is very supportive and is based on mutual respect. The QASMT style of education is powerful preparation for students for success at university and in the world of work. If you are looking for an education that stimulates and challenges your child but also requires hard work, then QASMT is the perfect place. 

As parents, we know you are seeking a school that provides a balance between supporting, challenging, learning and happiness. Via our house structures and ‘GROWTH’ programme we maintain an excellent balance between academic rigour, personal growth, community awareness, intercultural understanding, sporting and cultural distinction. We ask all students to give their personal best across all of these endeavours. 

QASMT enjoys a truly multi-cultural community with over 70 nationalities. We believe that being multilingual is a key element of global citizenship, which fosters true cultural appreciation and enhances communication skills. Therefore all our students study a foreign language from Years 7 to 12. Positive Education via our bespoke ‘GROWTH’ programme provides the caring and personally enriching framework within which each child can recognise their own personal strengths, take pleasure in them and ultimately learn to thrive with them. Our house structure ensures that every child is known by a significant adult (their Head of House) who offers pastoral and academic support for all students within their house. 

What makes a school outstanding? Men and women who love their subject and love teaching it; the best possible pastoral care that makes every student feel they are as important to the school as it is to them; a whole world of sports, arts and activities beyond the classroom and first-rate facilities. And, of course, a body of students who care as much about the successes and happiness of their friends as about themselves. Our goal is for every student to eventually outgrow us. We want them to become ready and able to take the next step, secure in the knowledge of who they are, and what they do best. 

It is my task as Principal to ensure that everything I have mentioned here is as good as it can possibly be.

Kath Kayrooz
Principal

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Last reviewed 09 September 2019
Last updated 09 September 2019