Mt Morgan is proud to have 2 of the oldest schools in Queensland, including the oldest High School:

Mt Morgan State High School

mt-morgan-high-school-shieldHISTORY: Opened in 1912, the school is the oldest secondary state school in Queensland and the only secondary school in the town.

The original administration block, heritage listed, and library have been refurbished and other teaching blocks are relatively new. School resources have developed well. All facilities are in good condition and well maintained.

The school is very well supported by the community in a broad range of ways.

Community involvement is encouraged via fortnightly newsletters, regular personal communication with parents, BEACON program and mandated community involvement in curriculum implementation.

STUDENT PROFILE: Due to family transience, enrollments vary between 160 and 210 in any one year. Approximately 20% of students are of Aboriginal or Islander descent. Approximately 25% live in surrounding rural communities and travel daily by school bus.

STAFF: 17 Classroom teachers, .5 special needs support group teacher, .5 Guidance Officer, a range of ancillary staff, a school nurse, 2 Heads of Department, a community education counselor and the Principal.

The staff are mostly early in their careers, enthusiastic and highly motivated.

CURRICULUM: The eight (8) key learning areas inform curriculum delivery in the junior school.

The principles of Middle Schooling are the basis for the years 8 and 9 integrated curriculum.

Year 10 operates as the Beacon (no dole real futures) Year - with curriculum focus on the world of work, business enterprise and transition to senior school or work. Senior students choose from a variety of academic, general and vocational education subjects.

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STUDENT SERVICES: The school has an innovative approach to providing a supportive environment for students which is based on the Mind Matters - Whole School Approach.

The three spheres of Curriculum, Ethos and Environment and Partnerships and Services is co-ordinated around a Hub comprised of inter-agency key personnel.

Vertical form/house groups meet on a daily basis.

Year level CARE groups (years 8 - 12) meet weekly. CARE provides a supportive environment for personal development, human relationships education, self esteem and resilience building.

STUDENT COUNCIL: A Student Council operates and contributes toward decision making and other student related issues. It works with the elected senior student leaders and school captains as well as representatives from each form.

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Mt Morgan Central State School (Primary School)

mt-morgan-central-state-schoolMt Morgan Primary School boasts some of the most committed and dedicated teachers who work very hard to give Mt Morgan students the best education that is possible.

The school also has a long history in a very historic town which has seen many changes from the early years, mining days, the Great Depression, Miner's Strike and in 1991, the close of the mine itself.

There are plans for the mine to re-open in 2011 and this will bring changes to the town again. Through the past and into the future the school continues to provide the best education that is possible. The school motto is 'always the best.'

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