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Philosophy of Learning
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Junior Secondary Year 7 & 8
Junior Secondary Year 7 & 8
Transition Year 9 & 10
Transition Year 9 & 10
Senior Schooling Year 11 & 12
Senior Schooling Year 11 & 12
Learning Pathways
Learning Pathways
Vocational & Education Training
Vocational & Education Training
School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships
School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Work Experience Program
Work Experience Program
Instrumental Music Program
Instrumental Music Program
Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway School
Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway School
Co-Curricular Activities
Co-Curricular Activities
Our Distinct Offerings

Our Distinct Offerings

Our Distinct Offerings

Runcorn State High School’s distinct offerings enable students to access programs where they can experience success, excellence and equality. Throughout their schooling years, these offerings provide students with opportunities to achieve success both at school and in the wider community.

These offerings include:

 

  • Engineering Trade Training Centre (in process of construction)
  • Gateway School for Manufacturing and Engineering
  • F1 in Schools and Graphics
  • Arts Excellence
  • Film & Television
  • Instrumental Music and Music Recording Studio
  • Basketball Excellence
  • Touch Football Excellence
  • Public Speaking

 

Runcorn State High School’s distinct offerings enable students to access programs where they can experience success, excellence and equality. Throughout their schooling years, these offerings provide students with opportunities to achieve success both at school and in the wider community.

Runcorn State High School’s distinct offerings enable students to access programs where they can experience success, excellence and equality. Throughout their schooling years, these offerings provide students with opportunities to achieve success both at school and in the wider community.

These offerings include:

 

  • Engineering Trade Training Centre (in process of construction)
  • Gateway School for Manufacturing and Engineering
  • F1 in Schools and Graphics
  • Arts Excellence
  • Film & Television
  • Instrumental Music and Music Recording Studio
  • Basketball Excellence
  • Touch Football Excellence
  • Public Speaking

 

Philosophy of Learning

Philosophy of Learning

Philosophy of Learning

Runcorn’s Philosophy

Runcorn State High School has a proud culture of personalised learning, where the individual counts. This allows for the tailored response to the needs of students as individuals to ensure each student experiences level appropriate success in their education. Our goal is to cater for the full range of learners, in order to achieve meaningful post-school pathways.

Improving student literacy remains a high priority and we seek to address the specific challenges faced by students through a broad curriculum enabling flexible and needs-based grouping where all students are encouraged to strive for excellence.

Runcorn State High School is strongly focused upon improving student learning.

All of our teaching staff (Teachers, Heads of Department, Head of Special Education Services, Deputy Principals and Principal) encourage educational achievement by making quality teaching and learning the top priority for our school. This is achieved primarily through the pedagogical framework of The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano. 

Our list of beliefs involving Flexible and Responsive Learning.

Runcorn’s Philosophy

Runcorn State High School has a proud culture of personalised learning, where the individual counts. This allows for the tailored response to the needs of students as individuals to ensure each student experiences level appropriate success in their education. Our goal is to cater for the full range of learners, in order to achieve meaningful post-school pathways.

Improving student literacy remains a high priority and we seek to address the specific challenges faced by students through a broad curriculum enabling flexible and needs-based grouping where all students are encouraged to strive for excellence.

Runcorn State High School is strongly focused upon improving student learning.

All of our teaching staff (Teachers, Heads of Department, Head of Special Education Services, Deputy Principals and Principal) encourage educational achievement by making quality teaching and learning the top priority for our school. This is achieved primarily through the pedagogical framework of The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano. 

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

We Value:

Actively Learning Everyday - Excellence and enthusiasm in teaching and learning promoting high standards of work habits, manners and personal presentation.

A Pathway To Success - A quality curriculum that meets and responds to the diverse future needs of our community.

Develop Individual Strengths - Individual students have special skills and abilities and learn best when they are challenged at an appropriate level.

Feeling Safe and Supported - A warm, supportive learning environment where students are challenged with tasks at a level appropriate to their skill development.

Taking Responsibility - Teaching practices which empower students to accept responsibility for their learning.

Developing Resilience - The development of self-esteem, team work, respect and positive interpersonal relationships as members of the global community.

Confidence To Embrace The Future - Dynamic, critical and creative teaching and learning practices incorporating new technologies to develop learners able to embrace the future.

Celebrating Success – Celebrate all achievements to foster innovation, pride and continuous improvement.

Community Partnerships - Enhancement of learning opportunities through productive community partnerships.

We Value:

Actively Learning Everyday - Excellence and enthusiasm in teaching and learning promoting high standards of work habits, manners and personal presentation.

A Pathway To Success - A quality curriculum that meets and responds to the diverse future needs of our community.

Develop Individual Strengths - Individual students have special skills and abilities and learn best when they are challenged at an appropriate level.

Feeling Safe and Supported - A warm, supportive learning environment where students are challenged with tasks at a level appropriate to their skill development.

Taking Responsibility - Teaching practices which empower students to accept responsibility for their learning.

Developing Resilience - The development of self-esteem, team work, respect and positive interpersonal relationships as members of the global community.

Confidence To Embrace The Future - Dynamic, critical and creative teaching and learning practices incorporating new technologies to develop learners able to embrace the future.

Celebrating Success – Celebrate all achievements to foster innovation, pride and continuous improvement.

Community Partnerships - Enhancement of learning opportunities through productive community partnerships.

Junior Secondary Year 7 & 8

Junior Secondary Year 7 & 8

Junior Secondary Year 7 & 8

Runcorn State High School is committed to the seamless transition of students from primary school into engaging and supportive Junior Secondary school classrooms that optimise student learning at every opportunity. We strive to provide a learning environment that is responsive and developmentally appropriate to the full range of needs, interests and achievements of young adolescent learners so that they will make Senior Secondary and onto their future pathways.

The Junior Secondary years (Yr 7 & 8) are an important phase of learning for consolidating learning habits to ensure success in the senior school. At Runcorn State High School we believe Junior Secondary students need to focus on developing independence, resilience, and social and emotional competence as learners. Teachers work hard to form good relationships with students and encourage a love of learning. Learning goals are shared explicitly with students and their progress is carefully monitored with regular feedback given to build pathways for success. Student achievements are celebrated and a sense of pride develops in the students as they pursue their learning pathway in “the Runcorn way”.

Download Junior Secondary Philosophy PDF

 

Curriculum

 

In Year 7 and 8, students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society & Environment (SOSE), Health and Physical Education and Japanese (LOTE) as ‘core’ subjects. Technology and The Arts will be studied on a rotational basis every term.

 

Core Curriculum Structure

 

At Runcorn State High School, Junior Secondary students in year 8 and 9 have on offer three levels of learning in core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and SOSE.

Extension learning is for those students who are motivated and enjoy being challenged in their learning. Beside covering the essential content, for students in these classes learning will be extended in the breadth and depth of subject matter. These students will be preparing themselves to take on the more challenging subjects in the senior school.

Mainstream learning is for the majority of students who wish to achieve to the best of their ability. These students complete all the content in every subject with the focus on achieving the highest grades possible.

Foundation learning is for the very few students who experience some difficulty with their learning. These students undertake a modified curriculum with the focus of achieving coverage of the gaps in their learning.

Runcorn State High School is committed to the seamless transition of students from primary school into engaging and supportive Junior Secondary school classrooms that optimise student learning at every opportunity. We strive to provide a learning environment that is responsive and developmentally appropriate to the full range of needs, interests and achievements of young adolescent learners so that they will make Senior Secondary and onto their future pathways.

The Junior Secondary years (Yr 7 & 8) are an important phase of learning for consolidating learning habits to ensure success in the senior school. At Runcorn State High School we believe Junior Secondary students need to focus on developing independence, resilience, and social and emotional competence as learners. Teachers work hard to form good relationships with students and encourage a love of learning. Learning goals are shared explicitly with students and their progress is carefully monitored with regular feedback given to build pathways for success. Student achievements are celebrated and a sense of pride develops in the students as they pursue their learning pathway in “the Runcorn way”.

Download Junior Secondary Philosophy PDF

 

Curriculum

 

In Year 7 and 8, students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society & Environment (SOSE), Health and Physical Education and Japanese (LOTE) as ‘core’ subjects. Technology and The Arts will be studied on a rotational basis every term.

 

Core Curriculum Structure

 

At Runcorn State High School, Junior Secondary students in year 8 and 9 have on offer three levels of learning in core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and SOSE.

Extension learning is for those students who are motivated and enjoy being challenged in their learning. Beside covering the essential content, for students in these classes learning will be extended in the breadth and depth of subject matter. These students will be preparing themselves to take on the more challenging subjects in the senior school.

Mainstream learning is for the majority of students who wish to achieve to the best of their ability. These students complete all the content in every subject with the focus on achieving the highest grades possible.

Foundation learning is for the very few students who experience some difficulty with their learning. These students undertake a modified curriculum with the focus of achieving coverage of the gaps in their learning.

Transition Year 9 & 10

Transition Year 9 & 10

Transition Year 9 & 10

Year 9

In Year 9, students continue to study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, HPE and SOSE. Students will choose two electives of their choice from Technology, Arts or Sports Excellence.

 

Year 10

Students have a set program focussing on careers and pathways to develop the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which outlines specific targets and goals for Year 11 and beyond.

Year 9

In Year 9, students continue to study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, HPE and SOSE. Students will choose two electives of their choice from Technology, Arts or Sports Excellence.

 

Year 10

Students have a set program focussing on careers and pathways to develop the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which outlines specific targets and goals for Year 11 and beyond.

Senior Schooling Year 11 & 12

Senior Schooling Year 11 & 12

Senior Schooling Year 11 & 12

Year 11 - 12

The senior curriculum aims to:

  • offer a strong academic pathway for students who are tertiary bound
  • offer all students a pathway to success
  • offer diverse pathways for all students to gain their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • increase the number of students completing Year 12.

The Senior School curriculum is flexible enough to allow students to undertake a course to study leading to multiple career pathways. Attaining an OP/Selection Rank is only one pathway. Many students who chose to attain an OP also undertake nationally-recognised vocational certificates, and/or complete a school-based traineeship/apprenticeship.

In Years 11 and 12 students study six subjects. In addition to an English subject and a Mathematics subject, students choose four more subjects from a large range of subjects. Students may study Queensland Studies Authority subjects or select from a range of Authority-registered subjects. The former subjects may contribute towards an Overall Position (OP), whereas the latter do not.

Our school community considers it very important that student’s graduate from our school with a worthwhile qualification, as well as a range of personal and employment skills and attributes that we help them develop. Therefore our Senior curriculum is geared toward rigorous study and it is complemented by a range of opportunities for students to broaden their experiences.

Students have a set program focussing on careers and pathways to develop the Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan which outlines specific targets and goals for Year 11 and beyond.

Year 11 - 12

The senior curriculum aims to:

  • offer a strong academic pathway for students who are tertiary bound
  • offer all students a pathway to success
  • offer diverse pathways for all students to gain their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • increase the number of students completing Year 12.

The Senior School curriculum is flexible enough to allow students to undertake a course to study leading to multiple career pathways. Attaining an OP/Selection Rank is only one pathway. Many students who chose to attain an OP also undertake nationally-recognised vocational certificates, and/or complete a school-based traineeship/apprenticeship.

In Years 11 and 12 students study six subjects. In addition to an English subject and a Mathematics subject, students choose four more subjects from a large range of subjects. Students may study Queensland Studies Authority subjects or select from a range of Authority-registered subjects. The former subjects may contribute towards an Overall Position (OP), whereas the latter do not.

Our school community considers it very important that student’s graduate from our school with a worthwhile qualification, as well as a range of personal and employment skills and attributes that we help them develop. Therefore our Senior curriculum is geared toward rigorous study and it is complemented by a range of opportunities for students to broaden their experiences.

Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways

The diversity of courses available means there is significant scope for each student to fashion a learning pathway that best suits their needs and interests. In this respect, each senior student should appreciate that their chosen pathway is unique to them achieving their own learning goals, and hence commitment to succeeding in that pathway is expected.

The many pathways open to students include:

  • Overall Position (OP) to obtain entry into university;
  • Completion of university subjects whilst in yr12 to guarantee entry into university upon successful graduation (Griffith University or Queensland University of Technology) or gain bonus rank points by studying at University of Queensland;
  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT);
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) by attending external training organisations such as TAFE, SkillsTech or private training organisations; and
  • Work experience

 

They are available to all Year 11 and 12 students and in some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.

For the non-OP pathways, students need to:

  • Be committed to completing the program
  • Be prepared to pay for any costs
  • Arrange their own transport to and from the external training organisation
  • The certification is issued on completion of the course and banked into the student’s Learning Account and recorded on the QCE.

 

The diversity of courses available means there is significant scope for each student to fashion a learning pathway that best suits their needs and interests. In this respect, each senior student should appreciate that their chosen pathway is unique to them achieving their own learning goals, and hence commitment to succeeding in that pathway is expected.

The many pathways open to students include:

  • Overall Position (OP) to obtain entry into university;
  • Completion of university subjects whilst in yr12 to guarantee entry into university upon successful graduation (Griffith University or Queensland University of Technology) or gain bonus rank points by studying at University of Queensland;
  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT);
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) by attending external training organisations such as TAFE, SkillsTech or private training organisations; and
  • Work experience

 

They are available to all Year 11 and 12 students and in some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.

For the non-OP pathways, students need to:

  • Be committed to completing the program
  • Be prepared to pay for any costs
  • Arrange their own transport to and from the external training organisation
  • The certification is issued on completion of the course and banked into the student’s Learning Account and recorded on the QCE.

 

Vocational & Education Training

Vocational & Education Training

Vocational & Education Training

Year 11 and 12 students are able to begin studying TAFE courses as part of their senior program. These courses are offered one day per week and are delivered at the TAFE campus by TAFE teachers. These programs are called “Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools.

This is an excellent pathway for students who:

  • do not wish to go directly to University after Yr 12.
  • wish to start a TAFE certificate / diploma that directly links to university entrance. More information on how this pathway works is available by visiting www.tafe.qld.gov.au
  • are wanting to build up skills before entering an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • have a passion to begin studying in an area not offered at school.

 

All TAFE courses will contribute credits towards the students Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

TAFE courses do have a small fee to cover materials but tuition is heavily subsidised by the Government. The subsidy only applies for TAFE courses studied while at school. This can result in the saving of thousands of dollars. Fees are paid directly to TAFE to confirm enrolment when a place is offered.

Students who nominate to study at TAFE must be mature enough to be able to work within the TAFE environment and have a strong desire to succeed. All students who study at TAFE will have their timetable adjusted to accommodate the demands of TAFE, this normally means studying fewer subjects at school.

If you require more details on a course or what is involved in studying at TAFE then please feel free to contact Merv Swords (HOD Senior School) mswor1@eq.edu.au or Ms Lisa Thomas (Guidance Officer) lthom421@eq.edu.au

Year 11 and 12 students are able to begin studying TAFE courses as part of their senior program. These courses are offered one day per week and are delivered at the TAFE campus by TAFE teachers. These programs are called “Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools.

This is an excellent pathway for students who:

  • do not wish to go directly to University after Yr 12.
  • wish to start a TAFE certificate / diploma that directly links to university entrance. More information on how this pathway works is available by visiting www.tafe.qld.gov.au
  • are wanting to build up skills before entering an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • have a passion to begin studying in an area not offered at school.

 

All TAFE courses will contribute credits towards the students Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

TAFE courses do have a small fee to cover materials but tuition is heavily subsidised by the Government. The subsidy only applies for TAFE courses studied while at school. This can result in the saving of thousands of dollars. Fees are paid directly to TAFE to confirm enrolment when a place is offered.

Students who nominate to study at TAFE must be mature enough to be able to work within the TAFE environment and have a strong desire to succeed. All students who study at TAFE will have their timetable adjusted to accommodate the demands of TAFE, this normally means studying fewer subjects at school.

If you require more details on a course or what is involved in studying at TAFE then please feel free to contact Merv Swords (HOD Senior School) mswor1@eq.edu.au or Ms Lisa Thomas (Guidance Officer) lthom421@eq.edu.au

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

What is a School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship?

  • A school-based apprenticeship/traineeship (SATs), allows students (Year 10 - 12) to do paid work in their chosen Apprenticeship or Traineeship area whilst still at school. At the same time, students will undertake a training qualification with a registered training organisation (TAFE/college) chosen by both the employer and the student.
  • Students will learn on-the-job skills as they are in the workplace one day per week. Students are paid for the work completed in the workplace.
  • The training component is completed in times that are negotiated between the student and learning provider.
  • Traineeships cover areas such as retail, clerical, hospitality, information technology, childcare, business.
  • Apprenticeships cover areas such as hospitality (chef), hairdressing, engineering, construction, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and all other trades. Many trades require a car licence.

What Are The Benefits For Students?

Choosing an apprenticeship or traineeship means that you:-

  • Gain valuable work skills while still at school.
  • Get paid while you learn.
  • Gain the latest knowledge and skills in the trade of your choice.
  • Get a qualification that's recognised across Australia.
  • Improve the chances of entering a full-time apprenticeship upon completing school.
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great start to your career and can help you go on to further study, or even start your own business.

SATs and the QCE

School Based Apprenticeships are generally Cert III qualifications

  • Students are only permitted to complete up to 30% of the Cert III qualification while at school. This can contribute 2 credits towards the QCE
  • Students will also receive 1 credit for every 20 days of on-the-job training (up to a total of 4)

School Based Apprenticeships are generally Cert III qualifications

  • Students are only permitted to complete up to 30% of the Cert III qualification while at school. This can contribute 2 credits towards the QCE
  • Students will also receive 1 credit for every 20 days of on-the-job training (up to a total of 4)

How Can Students Get Involved?

  • It is highly recommended that students access the Work Experience Program before trying for a school-based apprenticeship/traineeship. This will enable a better understanding of the job requirements and will provide essential work experience background for their resume.
  • Vacancies for school-based apprenticeships/traineeships are updated fortnightly on the notice-board outside the Student Services building and are regularly advertised in student notices and emailed to the students school email address.
  • Students who are interested in applying for a SAT are to complete anapplication form that is available from Student Services. Students will also be required to organise a resume and a covering letter and email it to Mr Swords (mswor1@eq.edu.au).
  • The employer will shortlist and interview potential employees for the position.
  • If you are offered the position, a meeting will be organised with the employer, parents, student, school representative and training provider to complete the necessary paperwork and discuss any issues.

For further information please contact Mr Merv Swords - Head of Department Senior School - mswor1@eq.edu.au .

What is a School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship?
What Are The Benefits For Students?
SATs and the QCE
How Can Students Get Involved?

What is a School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship?

  • A school-based apprenticeship/traineeship (SATs), allows students (Year 10 - 12) to do paid work in their chosen Apprenticeship or Traineeship area whilst still at school. At the same time, students will undertake a training qualification with a registered training organisation (TAFE/college) chosen by both the employer and the student.
  • Students will learn on-the-job skills as they are in the workplace one day per week. Students are paid for the work completed in the workplace.
  • The training component is completed in times that are negotiated between the student and learning provider.
  • Traineeships cover areas such as retail, clerical, hospitality, information technology, childcare, business.
  • Apprenticeships cover areas such as hospitality (chef), hairdressing, engineering, construction, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and all other trades. Many trades require a car licence.

What Are The Benefits For Students?

Choosing an apprenticeship or traineeship means that you:-

  • Gain valuable work skills while still at school.
  • Get paid while you learn.
  • Gain the latest knowledge and skills in the trade of your choice.
  • Get a qualification that's recognised across Australia.
  • Improve the chances of entering a full-time apprenticeship upon completing school.
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great start to your career and can help you go on to further study, or even start your own business.

SATs and the QCE

School Based Apprenticeships are generally Cert III qualifications

  • Students are only permitted to complete up to 30% of the Cert III qualification while at school. This can contribute 2 credits towards the QCE
  • Students will also receive 1 credit for every 20 days of on-the-job training (up to a total of 4)

School Based Apprenticeships are generally Cert III qualifications

  • Students are only permitted to complete up to 30% of the Cert III qualification while at school. This can contribute 2 credits towards the QCE
  • Students will also receive 1 credit for every 20 days of on-the-job training (up to a total of 4)

How Can Students Get Involved?

  • It is highly recommended that students access the Work Experience Program before trying for a school-based apprenticeship/traineeship. This will enable a better understanding of the job requirements and will provide essential work experience background for their resume.
  • Vacancies for school-based apprenticeships/traineeships are updated fortnightly on the notice-board outside the Student Services building and are regularly advertised in student notices and emailed to the students school email address.
  • Students who are interested in applying for a SAT are to complete anapplication form that is available from Student Services. Students will also be required to organise a resume and a covering letter and email it to Mr Swords (mswor1@eq.edu.au).
  • The employer will shortlist and interview potential employees for the position.
  • If you are offered the position, a meeting will be organised with the employer, parents, student, school representative and training provider to complete the necessary paperwork and discuss any issues.

For further information please contact Mr Merv Swords - Head of Department Senior School - mswor1@eq.edu.au .

Work Experience Program

Work Experience Program

Work Experience Program

The Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to investigate possible job areas of interest. Students will gain a valuable insight into what the job involves and the requirements necessary to do the job.

The Work Experience Program is voluntary and is offered to all students in years 9 to 12, however year 10 students are highly encouraged to take part as preparation towards their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.

Students are able to undertake work experience placement:

  • during school holidays
  • one day per week for 5 10 weeks
  • week block (if prior arrangement has been made with the school)

While every effort is made to place all interested students in the program there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all applicants due to availability of workplaces.

Please feel free to contact Mr Merv Swords - Head of Department Senior School - mswor1@eq.edu.au for further details.

The Work Experience Program provides students with the opportunity to investigate possible job areas of interest. Students will gain a valuable insight into what the job involves and the requirements necessary to do the job.

The Work Experience Program is voluntary and is offered to all students in years 9 to 12, however year 10 students are highly encouraged to take part as preparation towards their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan.

Students are able to undertake work experience placement:

  • during school holidays
  • one day per week for 5 10 weeks
  • week block (if prior arrangement has been made with the school)

While every effort is made to place all interested students in the program there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all applicants due to availability of workplaces.

Please feel free to contact Mr Merv Swords - Head of Department Senior School - mswor1@eq.edu.au for further details.

Instrumental Music Program

Instrumental Music Program

Instrumental Music Program

The Education Queensland funded Instrumental Music Program at Runcorn State High School allows students to undertake tuition in string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Students are offered free weekly lessons and pay a levy to have access to repertoire and instruments. The guiding objective of the Instrumental Music Program is for students to learn through experience in ensemble practice and performance. Therefore ensemble experience is compulsory and includes Concert Band, Stage Band, String Orchestra and many other smaller ensembles that perform on a regular basis.

Key performances throughout the year include events such as:

  • Student Leadership ceremonies
  • School assemblies
  • ANZAC ceremony
  • Competitions such as FANFARE, Music Fest and Jazzin’ Up The Mall
  • Academic Awards evening
  • Local fetes and festivals
  • Workshops with local primary schools
  • Image Nation Arts spectacular

For further information refer to the 2015 Instrumental Music Handbook or contact the Head of Department, The Arts on 3323 1609

The Education Queensland funded Instrumental Music Program at Runcorn State High School allows students to undertake tuition in string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Students are offered free weekly lessons and pay a levy to have access to repertoire and instruments. The guiding objective of the Instrumental Music Program is for students to learn through experience in ensemble practice and performance. Therefore ensemble experience is compulsory and includes Concert Band, Stage Band, String Orchestra and many other smaller ensembles that perform on a regular basis.

The Education Queensland funded Instrumental Music Program at Runcorn State High School allows students to undertake tuition in string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Students are offered free weekly lessons and pay a levy to have access to repertoire and instruments. The guiding objective of the Instrumental Music Program is for students to learn through experience in ensemble practice and performance. Therefore ensemble experience is compulsory and includes Concert Band, Stage Band, String Orchestra and many other smaller ensembles that perform on a regular basis.

Key performances throughout the year include events such as:

  • Student Leadership ceremonies
  • School assemblies
  • ANZAC ceremony
  • Competitions such as FANFARE, Music Fest and Jazzin’ Up The Mall
  • Academic Awards evening
  • Local fetes and festivals
  • Workshops with local primary schools
  • Image Nation Arts spectacular

For further information refer to the 2015 Instrumental Music Handbook or contact the Head of Department, The Arts on 3323 1609

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

The school has a rich and diverse history of providing opportunities for all students. Runcorn State High School offers many co-curricular activities to develop the many talents students have including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (all Year 7 to 9 students)
  • Public Speaking (inc. Rostrum Voice of Youth, The English Speaking Union, Lions Youth of the Year)
  • Debating (inc Qld Debating Union)
  • Image Nation Arts Spectacular (all 5 Arts disciplines)
  • Rocketry
  • F1 in Schools
  • STEM
  • Writing and recording music in the school’s Blue Eagle Recording Studio

The school has a rich and diverse history of providing opportunities for all students. Runcorn State High School offers many co-curricular activities to develop the many talents students have including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award (all Year 7 to 9 students)
  • Public Speaking (inc. Rostrum Voice of Youth, The English Speaking Union, Lions Youth of the Year)
  • Debating (inc Qld Debating Union)
  • Image Nation Arts Spectacular (all 5 Arts disciplines)
  • Rocketry
  • F1 in Schools
  • STEM
  • Writing and recording music in the school’s Blue Eagle Recording Studio
Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway School

Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway School

Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway School

Runcorn State High School is a Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway School which provides a “gateway” for students to career opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering industries. This project is an initiative of the Queensland Government in collaboration with Manufacturing Skills Queensland. Runcorn State High School is one of only 14 Queensland high schools involved in the project and the only school in south-east Queensland participating.

The aim of the project is to provide students with learning experiences and opportunities to enter the manufacturing and engineering industries through trade, para-professional and professional career pathways. We develop an innovative curriculum structure and embed manufacturing and engineering industry related content into the school’s core curriculum.

This year we became one of the 136 recipients to receive an Australian Government funded Trade Training Centre. The Metro south Engineering Trades Skills Centre will further establish links with the manufacturing and engineering industry, and local employers to provide training pathways and school based apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for students.

WHAT DO WE OFFER AT RUNCORN STATE HIGH SCHOOL

 

  • A specialized year 9 and 10 Manufacturing Program in Industrial Technology and Design which can lead to both OP (Technology Studies, Graphics) and non OP Subject (Engineering Studies, Certificate I Furnishings) choices in year 11 and 12.
  • Runcorn State High School also offers a range of mathematics and science OP subjects in year 11 and 12 which will benefit students wishing to undertake further studies of Engineering at University.
  • Participation in the QUT Stem Program including Stem Camp, Science and Engineering Challenge and Year 9 and 10 Power of Engineering Day
  • Industry specific visits to Manufacturing and Engineering workplaces including industry partnerships with Stoddard Manufacturing and Transpacific Industries Group Ltd
  • Links with universities including the QUT Power of Engineering, QUT STEM Program and the Griffith University – Griffith Connect Program
  • The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations

 

Runcorn State High School is a Manufacturing and Engineering Gateway School which provides a “gateway” for students to career opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering industries. This project is an initiative of the Queensland Government in collaboration with Manufacturing Skills Queensland. Runcorn State High School is one of only 14 Queensland high schools involved in the project and the only school in south-east Queensland participating.

The aim of the project is to provide students with learning experiences and opportunities to enter the manufacturing and engineering industries through trade, para-professional and professional career pathways. We develop an innovative curriculum structure and embed manufacturing and engineering industry related content into the school’s core curriculum.

This year we became one of the 136 recipients to receive an Australian Government funded Trade Training Centre. The Metro south Engineering Trades Skills Centre will further establish links with the manufacturing and engineering industry, and local employers to provide training pathways and school based apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for students.

WHAT DO WE OFFER AT RUNCORN STATE HIGH SCHOOL

 

  • A specialized year 9 and 10 Manufacturing Program in Industrial Technology and Design which can lead to both OP (Technology Studies, Graphics) and non OP Subject (Engineering Studies, Certificate I Furnishings) choices in year 11 and 12.
  • Runcorn State High School also offers a range of mathematics and science OP subjects in year 11 and 12 which will benefit students wishing to undertake further studies of Engineering at University.
  • Participation in the QUT Stem Program including Stem Camp, Science and Engineering Challenge and Year 9 and 10 Power of Engineering Day
  • Industry specific visits to Manufacturing and Engineering workplaces including industry partnerships with Stoddard Manufacturing and Transpacific Industries Group Ltd
  • Links with universities including the QUT Power of Engineering, QUT STEM Program and the Griffith University – Griffith Connect Program
  • The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, the world’s largest secondary school technology program. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations