Aviation High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students from years 7 to 12 have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing. Opened in 2007, Aviation High School was established to provide direct pathways for students seeking careers in the aviation and aerospace industries in Queensland. The school curriculum at Aviation High School was significantly influenced and supported by the aerospace and aviation industries and provided wonderful opportunities for students.
The aerospace context has now grown to the extent that the school has structured a new faculty, led by a separate Head of Department, to cater for those students who wish to pursue careers in the industry. With the introduction of the national curriculum, the school is now delivering that same quality education across all Learning Areas to all students, whatever their aspirations. With close on 600 students and 53 teaching staff , this quality secondary school is proudly creating traditions as a school of excellence in academic outcomes for students. These outcomes are enhanced by our quality Junior Secondary Education, indicated by our NAPLAN results being above or similar to the national mean in all areas. At Aviation High School, our unrelenting focus on student learning and improvement will continue with three priorities identified and planned for: Literacy and Numeracy Enhancement -Explicit Teaching – evidence-based teaching strategies: A Culture that promotes learning in every classroom Students can gain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and VET qualifications while at school. We offer a wide range of senior subjects, both SATE and ATAR Registered, with our specialized programs being: Aerospace Studies (Authority subject; Aeroskills; Cert III Unmanned Aerial Vehicle( UAV ), Aircraft Maintenance Engineering(Certificate II, articulating into completion of the full Certificate IV following year 12).
Students are able to take part in flight training as part of the curriculum. Many students choose to take up a school based traineeship or apprenticeship while enrolled at Aviation High School. The school's facilities include an Aeroskills and Aeronautics Trade Training Centre, a wind tunnel, flight simulator Centre, radio room and aircraft themed catering facility as well as aircraft control systems and physics laboratories. Aviation High School offers many opportunities for students to be active participants through cultural, sporting and academic pursuits. It is through these extra-curricular pursuits that students develop a deeper connection to our school. Some of the ways students can be active participants in the life of our college include: - Academic competitions including ICAS Mathematics and Science Competitions , National Chemical Quiz, RACI Titration Competition, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Competition, Australian Youth Rocketry competition - Student tutorial program - Instrumental Music program and school bands - Arts Festival - Student Council - Years 7-12 interschool sporting competitions - School trips – NASA Science trip to the USA and a History trip to the UK, France and Belgium.
Aviation High is a school that believes strong relationships are at the core of all success. We value input from parents and believe that the stronger the relationship between the school, the home and the student, the more likely students are to succeed.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Your Partner in Education,
Principal, Aviation High School