Indooroopilly State High School
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|Indooroopilly State High School|
Non sine pulvere palma
(No Reward Without Effort)
|Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Principal||Ms Lois O'Reilly|
Indooroopilly State High School, or "Indro" as it is often referred to, is situated in the south-western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia after its opening in 1954. It is a co-educational, secondary state school. 1056 students currently attend the high school, with an expected population increase as grade sevens join the cohort. It is accredited by the Council of International Schools and offers the International Baccalaureate program.
Unlike most schools in Queensland and Australia, Indooroopilly does not have a uniform, but the students do have a dress code. Indooroopilly offers some programs not available under normal curriculum, namely a pilot's course, a Spanish Immersion Program and a Chinese and Math acceleration Program. It is also a school that focuses heavily on the arts. In particular Film, Television and New Media studies, and visual art.
Arts at Indro
Many graduates of the school have found membership in the local, national and international arts communities. Film, Television and New Media studies, visual art, drama, dance and music are well established areas of intellectual, artistic and creative pursuit at Indoorooopilly. The school's reputation for specializing in the arts has attracted many students wishing to pursue future careers in the arts industries. Many past students have involved themselves heavily in the visual arts industries. Many drama, dance and music graduates of the school have continued to pursue careers at industry level.
Culture at Indro
Cultural practice is a central part of the curriculum at Indooroopilly. The school celebrates many specific festivals and celebrations throughout the school year; Bi-Annual school musical, visual art exhibitions and drama, dance and music productions and concerts. These, and similar activities, have cemented the school's position as one of the most culturally active international high schools in Brisbane. One particular festival that is held every year is United Nations Day when Indooroopilly embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity of its student body. Indooroopilly has a strong multicultural community with approximately 30% of the school's population being International students.
Values at Indro
Indooroopilly's focus on values establishes it as being a unique school compared to other public secondary schools. It's four core values are: Each person's dignity, Our community's diversity, Open communication and Quality learning. School Principal Lois O'Reilly states that the school's values of teaching students to take responsibility for their own behaviour is part of its success. 
Past Students who have had very successful careers or have been in the media:
- Peter C. Doherty, medical researcher, Nobel Laureate 1996, Australian of the Year 1997.
- George Negus, author, journalist and host of Network Ten's current affairs programme 6PM with George Negus
- Jillian Whiting, Brisbane news reader and television host.
- Sarah Elston, talented and well-known Brisbane based artist who was tragically murdered in early June 2008.