Atherton State High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Atherton State High School
Crest of Atherton State High School
Atherton, QLD
Type Public
Motto Latin: Alis Aquilae
Established 1959
Enrolment 800
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Maroon and Yellow

Atherton State High School (ASHS) is a co-educational, state secondary school in Atherton, Queensland. Possibly its most notable alumnus is the former Premier of Queensland, Peter Beattie.


The school is known for its outstanding academic and vocational education programs, winning numerous awards across the state of Queensland. Every year students achieve excellent academic senior outcomes, which are consistently above state averages. Many non-university bound students are enter into traineeships and apprenticeships or full-time employment.

TAFE and Atherton High School are linked through vocational education and training programs offered. The Atherton TAFE Branch is located in on the school site, as is the Trade Training Centre in construction.[1]


Opportunities abound for students to express themselves through the Arts at Atherton SHS. Excellence programs in Music are available to Junior and Senior students. The Music academy performs at key school and community events and allows both singers and musicians to be part of a dynamic, performance focussed team. Instrumental music students can have their private tutorials complimented through the school’s Instrumental Music program. Public performance is also enhanced through the Drama and Dance programs. Opportunities exist for students in all year levels to participate in school shows, musicals, community drama events and even state showcase spectaculars.


The school has four sports teams, competing for three sports titles: Athletics, Cross-Country, and Swimming. They are Eacham, Euramo, Quincan and Barrine. Team names signify lakes throughout the Tableland region.

The school participates in many sporting competitions, with students competing in a broad range of sports at district, regional, state and national levels.


The school's attendance is approximately 770 students. Atherton High is also home to a number of international students throughout a school year.


See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°15′30.33″S 145°29′42.11″E / 17.2584250°S 145.4950306°E / -17.2584250; 145.4950306