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Testimonials
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Future Development
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BYOx
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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

As Principal, I recognise more than ever how important it is for schools to prepare their students for an ever changing future. This means being aware of innovation, tempering that with traditional values, having flexibility, yet ensuring high standards prevail. I believe we have found a nice balance in how we cater for the needs of the individual.

Our school has a fine tradition of producing conscientious and aspirational students. Since 1986, we have worked very closely with our community – parents, industry and tertiary partners – to secure ‘the edge’ for our students. Our maturity as a school has been recognised in becoming an Independent Public School in 2017.

The tone of the school is calm and purposeful and students know about the “Runcorn Way” – personalised learning and high expectations. We embrace our motto “Pride, Success, Excellence”.

We have an absolute commitment to ensuring our students have access to pathways. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational programs, including apprenticeship and traineeship options.  The sporting “Blues” program has a widespread reputation and we have academies in both Basketball and Touch Football. We have an active Arts program, including Instrumental Music.

I invite you to enjoy our website and visit to see our modern facilities so that you can see what is possible at Runcorn State High School.

Jo Soothill
Principal

As Principal, I recognise more than ever how important it is for schools to prepare their students for an ever changing future. This means being aware of innovation, tempering that with traditional values, having flexibility, yet ensuring high standards prevail. I believe we have found a nice balance in how we cater for the needs of the individual.

Our school has a fine tradition of producing conscientious and aspirational students. Since 1986, we have worked very closely with our community – parents, industry and tertiary partners – to secure ‘the edge’ for our students. Our maturity as a school has been recognised in becoming an Independent Public School in 2017.

The tone of the school is calm and purposeful and students know about the “Runcorn Way” – personalised learning and high expectations. We embrace our motto “Pride, Success, Excellence”.

We have an absolute commitment to ensuring our students have access to pathways. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational programs, including apprenticeship and traineeship options.  The sporting “Blues” program has a widespread reputation and we have academies in both Basketball and Touch Football. We have an active Arts program, including Instrumental Music.

I invite you to enjoy our website and visit to see our modern facilities so that you can see what is possible at Runcorn State High School.

Jo Soothill
Principal

History

History

History

Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Algester and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.

The school has a stable population of 850 which consists of a multicultural component. Students generally travel to the school by bus, car or train. Around 30 students participate in programs offered in conjunction with the school’s Special Education Unit for hearing-impaired and speech language impaired students. The general demeanour of the student body as reported by those who visit the school, and by the school staff, as being of an excellent standard, as is the personal presentation of the students.

Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Algester and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.

 

Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Algester and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.

The school has a stable population of 850 which consists of a multicultural component. Students generally travel to the school by bus, car or train. Around 30 students participate in programs offered in conjunction with the school’s Special Education Unit for hearing-impaired and speech language impaired students.

Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Algester and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.

The school has a stable population of 850 which consists of a multicultural component. Students generally travel to the school by bus, car or train. Around 30 students participate in programs offered in conjunction with the school’s Special Education Unit for hearing-impaired and speech language impaired students. The general demeanour of the student body as reported by those who visit the school, and by the school staff, as being of an excellent standard, as is the personal presentation of the students.

Runcorn State High School is located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and services the communities of Runcorn, Runcorn Heights, Sunnybank Hills, Kuraby, Eight Mile Plains, Algester and parts of Logan City. It was established in 1986.

 

Vision, Motto and Values

Vision, Motto and Values

Vision, Motto and Values

Our Vision:

The Runcorn Way

HIGH EXPECTATIONS  |  PERSONALISED LEARNING

 

Our School Motto:

Pride | Success | Excellence

 

Our Values:
 
Everyone is out school community is required to exhibit the following behavioural expectations:
  • Common sense in everything they do
  • Co-operation with everyone and rules
  • Considerations towards everyone and everything
  • Courtesy towards everyone
Code of Behaviour Values

As a school community we aim to:
  • Provide an environment which will be safe, supportive and stable for all members of our school community
  • Assist students to become socially responsible adults with a sense of self discipline and self esteem
  • Have high expectations, consistent standards and create equal opportunities for all students
  • Enforce the code of behaviour. This code had been based on a set of principles which reflect the culture of the school
  • Continuously reflect on practices and work towards school improvement

“Where every student is an individual following a personal learning pathway to excellence.’’

Our Vision:

The Runcorn Way

HIGH EXPECTATIONS  |  PERSONALISED LEARNING

 

Our School Motto:

Pride | Success | Excellence

 

Our Values:
 
Everyone is out school community is required to exhibit the following behavioural expectations:
  • Common sense in everything they do
  • Co-operation with everyone and rules
  • Considerations towards everyone and everything
  • Courtesy towards everyone
Code of Behaviour Values

As a school community we aim to:
  • Provide an environment which will be safe, supportive and stable for all members of our school community
  • Assist students to become socially responsible adults with a sense of self discipline and self esteem
  • Have high expectations, consistent standards and create equal opportunities for all students
  • Enforce the code of behaviour. This code had been based on a set of principles which reflect the culture of the school
  • Continuously reflect on practices and work towards school improvement
School Facilities

School Facilities

School Facilities

Buildings are all single-level connected by covered walkways. The 13 hectares (32 acres) of grounds contains a wide range of facilities for all students.

These include:

  • State of the art sports stadium
  • Modern innovative 21st Century Learning Centre
  • Sporting facilities – tennis courts, three multi-purpose sports ovals
  • Trade Training Centre - Metro South Engineering Trade Skills Centre
  • “Design Technology Hub”
  • Industry standard Catering kitchen
  • “Cravings” Restaurant
  • Wild@Art Art Gallery
  • Fully equipped science laboratories
  • Film and Television laboratories
  • Educational Support Centre
  • Special Education Unit for the Hearing Impaired
  • Business Centre
  • Music Recording Studio - Blue Eagle Recording Studio
  • Performing Arts Auditorium
  • Access to the Runcorn Community Pool (which is located on site)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Junior Secondary Precinct

 

Buildings are all single-level connected by covered walkways. The 13 hectares (32 acres) of grounds contains a wide range of facilities for all students.

Buildings are all single-level connected by covered walkways. The 13 hectares (32 acres) of grounds contains a wide range of facilities for all students.

These include:

  • State of the art sports stadium
  • Modern innovative 21st Century Learning Centre
  • Sporting facilities – tennis courts, three multi-purpose sports ovals
  • Trade Training Centre - Metro South Engineering Trade Skills Centre
  • “Design Technology Hub”
  • Industry standard Catering kitchen
  • “Cravings” Restaurant
  • Wild@Art Art Gallery
  • Fully equipped science laboratories
  • Film and Television laboratories
  • Educational Support Centre
  • Special Education Unit for the Hearing Impaired
  • Business Centre
  • Music Recording Studio - Blue Eagle Recording Studio
  • Performing Arts Auditorium
  • Access to the Runcorn Community Pool (which is located on site)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Junior Secondary Precinct

 

Testimonials

Testimonials

Testimonials

"I wish to say THANK YOU to all the teachers and supporting team at RSHS. The teachers are always available to help and guide not just the students but the parents as well. I have seen the school progress year by year for the 5 years that my children were there."
Julia Tan
Parent

“Runcorn State High School has opened a doorway of opportunity for me that I don’t think I would otherwise have had. Such as helping me reach my full potential in public speaking whereby I won the ESU Public Speaking Award in 2013. The numerous extracurricular activities such as debating and public speaking classes helped me discover my passion for human rights and social justice.”
Anisa Nandula, Year 11 Student
Young African Australian Star Recipient 2014
Qld Rostrum Voice of Youth winner 2014

“As a parent of a student who is currently in year 12, I have seen my daughter over the past 4.5 years excel academically, develop leadership qualities and compete at a high level within her chosen sports whilst a student at RSH. I can't thank the RSH Staff enough for their ongoing support, grounding and positive guidance of Grace during her high school years.”
Febe Zylstra
Parent

“My 3 children were given every opportunity to flourish and grow whilst at Runcorn State High School. They were part of the school’s Leadership Program and Music Program and they excelled in the sporting program with them all accomplishing representation at District and State level with my oldest son also representing at National Level. The teachers at Runcorn High School encouraged their growth in all areas therefore giving them a well-rounded education that has enabled them to grow into valuable and caring members of the community.”
Thanks
Robyn Rohweder
Parent

"I wish to say THANK YOU to all the teachers and supporting team at RSHS. The teachers are always available to help and guide not just the students but the parents as well. I have seen the school progress year by year for the 5 years that my children were there."
Julia Tan
Parent

“Runcorn State High School has opened a doorway of opportunity for me that I don’t think I would otherwise have had. Such as helping me reach my full potential in public speaking whereby I won the ESU Public Speaking Award in 2013. The numerous extracurricular activities such as debating and public speaking classes helped me discover my passion for human rights and social justice.”
Anisa Nandula, Year 11 Student
Young African Australian Star Recipient 2014
Qld Rostrum Voice of Youth winner 2014

“As a parent of a student who is currently in year 12, I have seen my daughter over the past 4.5 years excel academically, develop leadership qualities and compete at a high level within her chosen sports whilst a student at RSH. I can't thank the RSH Staff enough for their ongoing support, grounding and positive guidance of Grace during her high school years.”
Febe Zylstra
Parent

“My 3 children were given every opportunity to flourish and grow whilst at Runcorn State High School. They were part of the school’s Leadership Program and Music Program and they excelled in the sporting program with them all accomplishing representation at District and State level with my oldest son also representing at National Level. The teachers at Runcorn High School encouraged their growth in all areas therefore giving them a well-rounded education that has enabled them to grow into valuable and caring members of the community.”
Thanks
Robyn Rohweder
Parent

Future Development

Future Development

Future Development

The school is continually developing and upgrading facilities to benefit student learning.

Recent upgrades include:

  • Roofing Repair in Science, Sports Centre and SEP
  • Two labs and prep room to be refurbished in science
  • Landscaping in front of Performing Arts
  • Upgrade to flooring in Home Economics Kitchens

Future developments to the school include:

  • Seven classrooms and student kitchen area to be refurbished in SEP
  • Gymnasium to be built Semester 2 2017
  • Junior Secondary Sheltered area over amphitheatre
  • Shade sail outside Performing Arts

 

The school is continually developing and upgrading facilities to benefit student learning.

The school is continually developing and upgrading facilities to benefit student learning.

Recent upgrades include:

  • Roofing Repair in Science, Sports Centre and SEP
  • Two labs and prep room to be refurbished in science
  • Landscaping in front of Performing Arts
  • Upgrade to flooring in Home Economics Kitchens

Future developments to the school include:

  • Seven classrooms and student kitchen area to be refurbished in SEP
  • Gymnasium to be built Semester 2 2017
  • Junior Secondary Sheltered area over amphitheatre
  • Shade sail outside Performing Arts

 

BYOx

BYOx

BYOx

What is BYOx?

Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network. The ‘x’ in BYOx represents more than a personally-owned mobile device; it also includes software, applications and connectivity.

The school’s BYOx program supports personally-owned mobile devices in terms of access to:

  • printing;
  • internet connection;
  • network file access and storage and;
  • support connectivity to the school network.

 

Why have we chosen to implement the BYOx Program?

We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOx model to:

  • assist students to improve their learning outcomes in a contemporary educational setting;
  • enhance the learning process to maximise student achievement outcomes;
  • provide for the seamless movement of work between school, home and play;
  • help students to become responsible digital citizens and;
  • prepare students for their future studies and careers.

 

What mobile devices can I use?

The school selected range of approved devices includes laptops/tablets running Windows 7 or better or Apple Macbook products running up to date OS X operating systems. A tablet device must have a physical keyboard attachment in order to be approved.

Access to the department’s ICT network is provided only if the mobile device meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device.

 

The minimum specification requirements include:

 

Windows Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

MacBook Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Latest OS X

Operating System

Latest OS X

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

How do I Participate?

If you already own a device suitable to participate in the BYOx Program simply follow these steps:

  • Download and complete the BYOx Acceptable Use Policy (If you do not have a printer at home please feel free to pick up a copy from the ICT Team Room).
  • Pay the $30.00 annual fee for semester 1& 2 or $15.00 for semester 2 to the payment window in the office, once you have paid bring the receipt along with the completed BYOx Acceptable Use Policy to the ICT Team Room.
  • The school’s ICT Team will organise a suitable time for your device to be on-boarded, giving you access to the school’s BYOx Program.

If you do not already own a device that is suitable to participate in the BYOx program here are some options:

  • We have a partnership with Dell to provide access to a range of devices that meet the BYOx specification requirements and are also competitively priced. You can view and purchase these devices by accessing the Dell Portal below:

https://myschoolshop-qld.datacom.com.au/rshs

Username: rshs

Password: BYOD2017

  • You can also purchase your own device. If you choose to purchase a device through a retailer we strongly recommend that you download the BYOx Specification List to hand to the sales person to ensure that you are purchasing a device that is suitable for the BYOx program.

 

BYOx Help and Support

The school’s ICT Team is available to offer support to students between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through until Friday. This support will extend to printing, internet connection, network file access, connectivity to the school’s network and logging service requests through the Dell Portal.

For any other questions or queries please email 2167_BYOx@eq.edu.au

 

The school’s BYOx program does not support personally-owned mobile devices in regard to:

 

  • technical support;
  • charging of devices at school;
  • security, integrity, insurance and maintenance;
  • private network accounts and;
  • local access.

 

Accessing Emails:

Emails can be accessed from any internet enabled device at http://owa.eq.edu.au

 

Backing Up your device:

We strongly suggest that students regularly backup their data to an external hard drive or USB on a regular basis. SyncToy is a freeware tool created by Microsoft that provides an easy-to-use interface for synchronising/backing up files. Check out our simple tutorial on backing up using SyncToy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmnRM6R_bss

 

Microsoft Office (Free to Staff and Students):

All Queensland state school staff and students can now download multiple copies of the Microsoft Office 2016 to their personal home computers and mobile devices for free. Check out our simple tutorial on how to download and install Microsoft Office:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyT192t_f4

 

Anti-Virus:

Using your own device at school or the office, you need security that adapts to the platform. Norton are offering Norton Security with Backup at a special discount for students, teachers and staff of the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. To take advantage of this offer browse to the link below and click on the Norton Exclusive Security Offer.

https://students.learningplace.eq.edu.au/senior/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is BYOx? Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network. The ‘x’ in BYOx represents more than a personally-owned mobile device; it also includes software, applications and connectivity.

What is BYOx?

Bring Your Own ‘x’ (BYOx) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department’s information and communication (ICT) network. The ‘x’ in BYOx represents more than a personally-owned mobile device; it also includes software, applications and connectivity.

The school’s BYOx program supports personally-owned mobile devices in terms of access to:

  • printing;
  • internet connection;
  • network file access and storage and;
  • support connectivity to the school network.

 

Why have we chosen to implement the BYOx Program?

We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOx model to:

  • assist students to improve their learning outcomes in a contemporary educational setting;
  • enhance the learning process to maximise student achievement outcomes;
  • provide for the seamless movement of work between school, home and play;
  • help students to become responsible digital citizens and;
  • prepare students for their future studies and careers.

 

What mobile devices can I use?

The school selected range of approved devices includes laptops/tablets running Windows 7 or better or Apple Macbook products running up to date OS X operating systems. A tablet device must have a physical keyboard attachment in order to be approved.

Access to the department’s ICT network is provided only if the mobile device meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device.

 

The minimum specification requirements include:

 

Windows Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Operating System

Windows 7 or better

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

MacBook Devices:

Minimum Specification

Premium Specification (Suggested)

Processor

Intel® Pentium® Quad Core

Processor

Intel® Core i5 or better

Screen Size

11”

Screen Size

11” or bigger

Ram

4GB DDR3

Ram

8GB DDR3 or better

Hard Disk Drive

500GB HDD or 128GB SSD

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD or better

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Wireless

Dual Band 802.11 ac

Operating System

Latest OS X

Operating System

Latest OS X

Battery Life

6 hour

Battery Life

6 hour or better

 

How do I Participate?

If you already own a device suitable to participate in the BYOx Program simply follow these steps:

  • Download and complete the BYOx Acceptable Use Policy (If you do not have a printer at home please feel free to pick up a copy from the ICT Team Room).
  • Pay the $30.00 annual fee for semester 1& 2 or $15.00 for semester 2 to the payment window in the office, once you have paid bring the receipt along with the completed BYOx Acceptable Use Policy to the ICT Team Room.
  • The school’s ICT Team will organise a suitable time for your device to be on-boarded, giving you access to the school’s BYOx Program.

If you do not already own a device that is suitable to participate in the BYOx program here are some options:

  • We have a partnership with Dell to provide access to a range of devices that meet the BYOx specification requirements and are also competitively priced. You can view and purchase these devices by accessing the Dell Portal below:

https://myschoolshop-qld.datacom.com.au/rshs

Username: rshs

Password: BYOD2017

  • You can also purchase your own device. If you choose to purchase a device through a retailer we strongly recommend that you download the BYOx Specification List to hand to the sales person to ensure that you are purchasing a device that is suitable for the BYOx program.

 

BYOx Help and Support

The school’s ICT Team is available to offer support to students between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through until Friday. This support will extend to printing, internet connection, network file access, connectivity to the school’s network and logging service requests through the Dell Portal.

For any other questions or queries please email 2167_BYOx@eq.edu.au

 

The school’s BYOx program does not support personally-owned mobile devices in regard to:

 

  • technical support;
  • charging of devices at school;
  • security, integrity, insurance and maintenance;
  • private network accounts and;
  • local access.

 

Accessing Emails:

Emails can be accessed from any internet enabled device at http://owa.eq.edu.au

 

Backing Up your device:

We strongly suggest that students regularly backup their data to an external hard drive or USB on a regular basis. SyncToy is a freeware tool created by Microsoft that provides an easy-to-use interface for synchronising/backing up files. Check out our simple tutorial on backing up using SyncToy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmnRM6R_bss

 

Microsoft Office (Free to Staff and Students):

All Queensland state school staff and students can now download multiple copies of the Microsoft Office 2016 to their personal home computers and mobile devices for free. Check out our simple tutorial on how to download and install Microsoft Office:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyT192t_f4

 

Anti-Virus:

Using your own device at school or the office, you need security that adapts to the platform. Norton are offering Norton Security with Backup at a special discount for students, teachers and staff of the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment. To take advantage of this offer browse to the link below and click on the Norton Exclusive Security Offer.

https://students.learningplace.eq.edu.au/senior/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Runcorn State High School, acting through Education Queensland, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the documents stored, served and accessed by the service.

In particular, Runcorn State High School:

 

  • Makes no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information of data contained on this website.
  • Accepts no liability for any use of the said information and data or reliance based on it.
  • Makes no representations, either express or implied, as to the suitability of the said information and data for any particular purpose.
  • Makes no warranties about the said information and data.
  • Their employees and agents will not be responsible for any loss, however arising, from use of, or reliance on this information or data.
  • Opinions contained in this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Runcorn State High School.

Runcorn State High School, acting through Education Queensland, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the documents stored, served and accessed by the service.

Runcorn State High School, acting through Education Queensland, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the documents stored, served and accessed by the service.

In particular, Runcorn State High School:

 

  • Makes no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information of data contained on this website.
  • Accepts no liability for any use of the said information and data or reliance based on it.
  • Makes no representations, either express or implied, as to the suitability of the said information and data for any particular purpose.
  • Makes no warranties about the said information and data.
  • Their employees and agents will not be responsible for any loss, however arising, from use of, or reliance on this information or data.
  • Opinions contained in this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Runcorn State High School.