Indooroopilly State High School
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|
|Motto||Non sine pulvere palma|
(No Reward Without Effort)
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.
Like all other state high schools in Queensland, ISHS adheres to Australian curriculum standards set by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
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.
Past students who have had very successful careers or have been in the media include:
- Dane Bird-Smith, athlete who represented Australia and won a Bronze medal in the 20 kilometres race walk in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- Peter C. Doherty, medical researcher, Nobel Laureate 1996, Australian of the Year 1997.
- Peter Greste, Al Jazeera journalist and former Indooroopilly State High school captain.
- George Negus, author, journalist and host of Network Ten's current affairs programme 6PM with George Negus.
- Chloe Shorten, journalist and wife of Bill Shorten.
- Jillian Whiting, Brisbane news reader and television host.
- "Principal's Welcome". Indooroopilly State High School. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "Indooroopilly State High School (entry 650035)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
- "MySchool". Myschool.edu.au. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
- "Dane Bird-Smith". Retrieved 22 June 2018.