Cavendish Road State High School

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Cavendish Road State High School
Crest of Cavendish Road State High
Nil Sine Pulvere
(Latin for "Nothing Without Effort")[1]
Holland Park, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°31′01″S 153°04′22″E / 27.5169°S 153.0727°E / -27.5169; 153.0727Coordinates: 27°31′01″S 153°04′22″E / 27.5169°S 153.0727°E / -27.5169; 153.0727
Type Public
Established 1952
Principal Sharyn Donald[2]
Enrolment 1281[3]
Colour(s) Bottle green and White         

Cavendish Road State High School is a co-educational, state secondary school located in Holland Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Established in 1952, Cavendish Road State High School was the second state high school to be built in the suburbs of Brisbane.[4] The school is a short distance from the Brisbane CBD.[4]

The school motto, Nil sine pulvere, translates from Latin as "Nothing without effort".[1] As part of these "Excellence Programs" the school has developed partnerships with the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology, which allow eligible students to exit Year 12 with credit, fee free, towards a university degree. A number of relationships with various sporting associations and private businesses (for apprenticeships/traineeships) in Queensland have also been developed.


Year 8[edit]

Students in Year Eight Study English, Maths, Science, Study of Society and Environment (SOSE), Health and Physical Education, Computing, German or Japanese, Home Economics, Manual Arts and The Arts (Art, Drama or Music).[5]

Year 9[edit]

Students in Year Nine Study English, Maths, Science, Study of Society and Environment (SOSE). They also take One Semester of Health and Physical Education (HPE), Business, The Arts (Art, Drama or Music).And then another Semester of The Arts or a language German or Japanese.[5]

Year 10[edit]

Students in Year Ten Study English and Mathematics. Then they also choose a further 6 electives.[5]

Year 11&12[edit]

Students in Year Eleven & Twelve Choose 6 Subjects from a wide selection.[5]

Excellence Programs[edit]

The school has "excellence programs", for netball, football, touch/league, mathematics, music and science. Students in the academic excellence programs may take university level courses and receive credit for them in Year 11.

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