Located in the Wide Bay Region, James Nash State High School services Gympie and the Cooloola, Tiaro and Kilkivan areas. Founded in 1977, the school has a growing enrolment which is anticipated to stabilise at 1300 students in the second half of this decade.
Our core purpose is to inspire learning. Our goal is to be a hub of educational excellence for all learners. We aim to provide the highest quality educational opportunities and strive to work closely with parents and the wider community to ensure we are meeting expectations.
We have designed our school and classroom policies in the junior school to support an orderly and secure environment, with the emphasis on traditional values and firm discipline, while caring for the welfare and protecting the rights of all students. The junior school curriculum embraces the concept of general education through core and essential learning experiences, appropriate to the year level.
In the senior school, our policies promote the development of an autonomous self-disciplined student who must take more responsibility for their own actions and learning. The broad academic curriculum provides subject options to fulfil the needs of both tertiary-bound and vocationally-orientated students. It is enriched by the many extra-curricular activities, which focus on the cultural and sporting life of the school, together with the need to develop socially responsible citizens.
In their roles as directors of learning experiences, teachers are encouraged to use the most appropriate instructional tools and a range of teaching strategies to motivate all students to achieve success at their individual level. Teachers also provide care, support and guidance to those students who find adolescence a difficult phase.