Toowoomba State High School

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Toowoomba State High School
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Latin: Labore et Honore
("Work and Honour")
Established 1919
Principal Christopher Zilm, since 2003
Enrolment 1500+ (8-12)
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Red, White and Navy blue

Toowoomba State High School (TSHS) is a co-educational State High School located in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Established in 1919,[2] the school consists of two campuses, the Mount Lofty campus, and the Wilsonton campus,[3] with 1691 students (2012).[4]


Toowoomba State High School consists of two campuses, Mount Lofty and Wilsonton.[5]

Mount Lofty[edit]

Images of Mount Lofty Campus, 2006

Mount Lofty campus is located in the north-east corner of Toowoomba and the school relocated there from Margaret Street over a period of two years in 1961 and 1962.[6] The campus caters for approximately 840 students (2014)[7] in years eight to twelve, making it the larger of the two campuses.


The Wilsonton campus is located in the north-west corner of Toowoomba. It was opened in 1998 as the fourth secondary campus for Toowoomba's youth.[8] The campus caters for approximately 700 students (2014)[9]


In 2012 T.S.H.S became the first school in Australia to use Vivo to recognise the work and progress of students. Vivo is an online reward scheme for responsible behaviour where teachers give students Vivo points. And then at the end of the semester or school year, the students can redeem their Vivo points to spend on the online Vivo store for rewards and vouchers to school events.[10]

The Arts[edit]

T.S.H.S is very well known around the Darling Downs for their excellence in The Arts. The school have great bands, choirs and dance troops. One of the very well known choirs at the school is the "Lofty Glee Choir". The choirs and bands perform at many school and public events.[11][12]


The school is also very keen on excellence in the sporting arena. Each year the school has their Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival and Cross Country.[13][14]


John Alexander "Jack" French, V.C. [Local Hero][15]

Glynis Nunn (née Saunders[16]) [Heptathlete][17]

Greg Ritchie [Australian Cricketer][18]

Self-made entrepreneur partners Steve Marshall and Nicholas Derouet graduated from Toowoomba State High School Mount Lofty Campus in 2011.[19]

Thomas Meadowcroft [Freelance Composer and Musician][20][21]

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Coordinates: 27°32′31.44″S 151°57′55.3″E / 27.5420667°S 151.965361°E / -27.5420667; 151.965361