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Indooroopilly State High School (ISHS), colloquially known as "Indro", is a state high school situated in the south-western suburb of Indooroopilly in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The school was founded in 1954. It is accredited by the Council of International Schools and offers the International Baccalaureate program.

Indooroopilly State High School
Indooroopilly State High School's Logo. Source: (Indooroopilly SHS website)
Coordinates27°30′03″S 152°59′06″E / 27.5009°S 152.9851°E / -27.5009; 152.9851Coordinates: 27°30′03″S 152°59′06″E / 27.5009°S 152.9851°E / -27.5009; 152.9851
MottoNon sine pulvere palma
(No Reward Without Effort)
PrincipalLois O’Reilly[1]
Enrolment1824 (2018)

Unlike most schools in Queensland and Australia, students at ISHS do not have to wear a school uniform. However, the school does have a sports uniform which students are required to wear during all interschool sports events.

Some of the Indooroopilly State High School Buildings are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.[2]



Like all other state high schools in Queensland, ISHS adheres to Australian curriculum standards set by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

ISHS does however offer some programs not available under the normal curriculum, such as a Spanish immersion program.[3]


Cultural practice is promoted by the school as a central part of the learning environment. The school has many celebrations and festivals throughout the school year, which include art exhibitions, concerts, dance productions, drama productions and a musical. One significant festival that is held every year is United Nations Day, where ISHS encourages its student body to celebrate their cultural or ethnic background, be it through the wearing of traditional national clothing or on stage performances. International food stalls also play a large part in these UN day celebrations. Overall, ISHS has a multicultural community with approximately 43% of the school's population being international students.[3]

Notable alumniEdit

Past students who have had very successful careers or have been in the media include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Principal's Welcome". Indooroopilly State High School. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Indooroopilly State High School (entry 650035)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "MySchool". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Dane Bird-Smith". Retrieved 22 June 2018.