Elanora State High School

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Elanora State High School
Elanora State High School (logo).JPG
Coordinates28°07′47″S 153°26′57″E / 28.1297°S 153.4493°E / -28.1297; 153.4493Coordinates: 28°07′47″S 153°26′57″E / 28.1297°S 153.4493°E / -28.1297; 153.4493
MottoAim to Excel
PrincipalCameron Hodges
Grades7 - 12
Number of students~950
Color(s)Jade, Navy Blue

Elanora State High School is the high school serving the Elanora area of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Founded in 1990, it currently has a student body of 950.

Music department[edit]

Elanora SHS is a school that promotes music. Every year there are several Battle of the Bands competitions that draw crowds and money into the Arts Department. Guitar lessons also available to students. Elanora SHS also competes in the QLD Rock Eisteddfod Challenge to a high standard, being seven time finalists.[1] The school offers free lesson and instrument hire to all students attending the school. There is also a school band that rehearses in the after-noon after school, as well as a string ensemble that performs at many events including school functions and gallery's at the Gold Coast Art Center.

Notable people[edit]

Operator Please were a band that originally came from Elanora High. Members having attended Elanora high include Amandah Wilkinson, Ashley McConnell, Timothy Commandeur, and ex-member Sarah Gardiner. The band previously toured the UK, Europe and the US, and had a Top 20 ARIA Chart hit "Just a Song About Ping Pong" off their album "Yes Yes Vindictive". The band won 'Best Pop Release' ARIA for their single "Just a Song About Ping Pong".

Dane Lovett is a contemporary artist currently based in Brisbane, Queensland. A notable event in his career was the creation of the artwork for Eskimo Joe's album, Black Fingernails, Red Wine, and subsequent singles. He was nominated for Best Cover Art in the ARIA Music Awards of 2006 for his work on Black Fingernails, Red Wine.

Australian Model Maddison Gabriel studies at Elanora State High School.

Australian Air Force Cadets[edit]

No. 213 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets parade on the school grounds throughout the year.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://education.qld.gov.au/marketing/eqi/pdfs/eqi_sp_elanora.pdf
  2. ^ "2 Wing AAFC - Sth Qld". Australian Air Force Cadets.

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