Corinda State High School

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Corinda State High School
Corinda State High School.jpg
Main entrance
Latin: Hodie Quoque Cras
Not only for today but for tomorrow also
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia Australia
Type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Established 1960
Principal Helen Jamieson
Enrolment 1785 (7-12)
Campus Urban (Corinda)
Colour(s) Green and Yellow         

Corinda State High School (CSHS) is a non-selective, co-educational, state secondary school, located in Corinda, Queensland, Australia.[1] The school was established in 1960.


The school is located on one campus in the western suburbs of Brisbane. The school has extensive outdoor as well as indoor sporting facilities, a performing arts centre and an agricultural farm as part of the "outdoor classroom‟. The agricultural farm is a unique resource for a large school in close proximity to the city centre of Brisbane and world-class universities.

Student Leadership[edit]

Corinda State High School encourages leadership towards students. Students have many opportunities to become a student leader which falls under the following categories: Student Executive, School Captains, Sport Captains, Social Captains, Arts Captains and Portfolio Captains. The school captains are all grade 12 students who work with the Principal and Deputy Principal's to promote the school's culture. The Student Executive is a group of year 12 students who work as a team to create a better environment for all students and also participate in all events within the school to help promote the culture of the school. Sports Captains are also grade 12 and 11 students who work together to promote the sporting culture within the school. There are also house captains from each of the sporting houses. The Arts Captains are grade 12 and 11 students who work closely with the Arts Head of Department and Arts Teachers who help promote Corinda's Arts programs and subjects which are combined of: Drama, Music, Visual Art, Practical Art, Dance and Digital Design Studies. Portfolio Captains help promote their elected portfolio within the school community.


Curriculum offered[edit]

The school offers a wide selection of authority subjects (Overall Position - O.P. eligible subjects[2]) including:[3]

As well as this the school also offers a number of authority-registered subjects and Vocational Education and Training (VET).[3]


The school offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities including sports, music, arts and tours.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Chris Bailey (musician), (1973), The Saints (band) 1974.[4]
  • Jacinda Barrett, 1984–85, Hollywood actress and model[5]
  • Natalie Cook OAM, (1991), Olympian, beach volleyball, 2000 Olympics Gold Medalist.
  • Air Commodore Raymond (Ray) John Gibson AM, RAAF (retired), (1965), Senior Officer Royal Australian Air Force, Author "Working the Dream" 2005.,[6] Chairman Queensland Forum of Ex-Service Organisations 2012.[7]
  • Melissa Howard, (2006), Actress, Howard debuted on small screen in 2009, playing Chanel in three episodes of Rush. In 2010, she was a guest star in Satisfaction and had her first major role, that of Rebecca Ainsworth, one of the main characters in Dead Gorgeous. The following year, Howard had a cameo in the TV movie Underbelly Files: Infiltration, where she portraited a friend of Chelsea's. In 2012, she will debut on big screen acting in Animals, directed by Edward Drake, based on Where Were You, a short movie by the same director.[8]
  • Ed Kuepper, (1973), musician. The Saints (band) 1974–1979, The Laughing Clowns 1979–1984, The Aints, Since 1991, The Apartments.[4]
  • Tevita Kuridrani, Rugby player, Wallaby International debut 2013, ACT Brumbies.
  • Deborah Lovely, (2001), Deborah Acason, Weightlifter, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Melbourne 2006.
  • Dr. Craig Matheson, (1975), Academic, Faculty of Political Science, Flinders University.[9]
  • Geoffrey Michael William McKellar (around 1966 or 1967), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Westmead Hospital in 1981, Head of the Department in 1994 and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in 1988.[10]
  • Dr. Julie Mundy, (1976), Associate Professor Senior Examiner Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital[11] and established this new unit in 1999.
  • Professor Nick Hayward. (1976), Senior Scientist QIMR Berhofer Medical Research Institute [12]
  • Bill Pierse, (1976), QAFL Player, Sherwood AFC, winner Grogan Medal 1983 Best and fairest, Western Magpies (which absorbed sherwood) has named its annual Best and fairest awards is named after, Western Magpies Australian Football Club.
  • Shane Richardson, (1973), CEO, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Rugby League Club, appointed 2004 and longest serving NRL CEO. Previously CEO Penrith Panthers 2002-03.[13]
  • Robert Vickers, (1975), bass The Go Betweens, 1983-88; Publicist for New York indie label Jetset Records, 1998; Owner PR company, Proxy Media since 2005.


  1. ^ Corinda State High School, Handbook 2010. Retrieved August 2011
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived February 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Live: Trivia. The State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Joyous return for homegrown star Jacinda Barrett". Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Working the Dream preview". Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ ^ "Young, Kewley, Gorman and Zachariah for new Australian Zombie film". 22 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Welcome". Friends Reunited. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  10. ^ "The College Honours : Geoffrey Michael William McKellar (1949-2013)" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  11. ^ "PA Hospital performs 10,000th cardiothoracic surgery". 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  12. ^ "Oncogenomics - QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute". 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  13. ^ Archived from the original on May 25, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 27°32′42.35″S 152°59′11.77″E / 27.5450972°S 152.9866028°E / -27.5450972; 152.9866028