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Why choose our school?

At Mackay North State High School we strive for excellence in all areas of curriculum and have numerous innovative programs. Listed below are some of the highlights.

Academic:  

  • An extensively equipped Library Resource Centre
  • Electronic Learning Centre incorporating Computer operated Lathe and Graphic Design facilities
  • Modern Business Education Centre
  • Modern Teleconferencing and fast Broadband connection
  • Junior Secondary Precinct
  • Work experience for Year 11 students, Vocational Education Program including work placement in industry
  • Instrumental music program
  • Training restaurant and Industry standard cooking kitchens
  • Programs of Excellence in Music, Dance and Art
  • Programs for Gifted and Talented and students with Special Needs

Leisure/Cultural: 

  • Attractively landscaped environment
  • Excellent ovals and terraced seating
  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • Basketball/Netball/Volleyball/Handball/Racquetball Courts/Indoor Volleyball and Badminton Courts
  • Gymnastic equipment
  • Weight training room
  • Cricket practice nets and two concrete wickets
  • School community hall
  • Soundproof room and audio tape facilities
  • String and Percussion Ensemble
  • Marching, Senior and Intermediate Concert and Stage Bands
  • Choir and folk ensemble
  • Toastmasters' Leadership Courses
  • Rock Eisteddfod
  • School Musical
  • Lions Youth of the Year
  • Quota Club Student of the Year

Social/Personal:  

  • Student Council
  • Senior Prom and Year 12 Graduation
  • Year 10 Informal Dinner
  • Annual Awards Presentation Evening
  • Sports Awards Evening
  • Student Exchange Program
  • Year Level Programs
  • Care Program
  • Peer Support Group

Personnel: 

  • Dedicated, friendly and approachable teaching and ancillary staff
  • Guidance Officers
  • Community Education Counsellor
  • Instrumental Music teachers
  • Special Needs teachers
  • Computer Administrator, Administration Staff, Teacher Aides, School Facilities Officer, Groundsperson, Cleaners and other support staff
  • Special Education Program in dedicated Special Education Unit
  • School Nurse
  • School Based Police Officer
  • Tuckshop convenors and voluntary helpers
  • Access to visiting staff for Hearing, Visually and Physically impaired students, migrant education and other special services

Communication and Support: 

  • Active Parents and Citizens Association
  • Fortnightly Newsletters (available on this Website)
  • Interim and End of Semester Reports
  • Parent/Teacher interviews
  • Annual Senior Magazine "Sententia"
  • Annual North High Fair
  • Parent participation in school committees