Maryborough State High School

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Maryborough State High School
510-528 Kent St
Maryborough, Queensland 4650

Type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Non Sine Pulvere Palma
Established 1881
School district Wide Bay South
Principal Karen McKinnon
Vice principal Tom Bates, Leanne Muston
Grades 8 to 12
Enrolment 754 [1] (2010)
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Junior - Brown and Blue         
Sports Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Futsal, Cricket, Volleyball, Rugby Union, Rugby League
Rivals Aldridge State High School, St Mary's College, Maryborough

Maryborough State High School (commonly abbreviated as 'MSHS') is a public high school located in Maryborough, Queensland. The school is run by the Queensland State Government, and is split on either side of Kent Street. The school colors are blue and brown. In 2010 MSHS had 362 Girls, 392 Boys (754 Students) with 10% being indigenous [1]

The 2014 School Captains are Sophie Noble and James Tennant, and the Vice Captains are Megan Kaufman and Tenielle Wilk.


The Maryborough Boys Grammar School was founded on the north side of Kent St in 1881 and the Maryborough Girls Grammar School on the south of Kent St in 1883. An assembly hall was added to the side of the Girls Grammar School in 1888. Four Rhodes scholars graduateds from Maryborough Boys Grammar School and many students went on to distinguished careers. Hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression, the Grammar Schools were forced to close. They were subsequently taken over by the Department of Education in 1936 to become the Maryborough State High and Intermediate School for Boys and Maryborough State High and Intermediate School for Girls.[2]

The Boys' and Girls' High Schools were amalgamated in 1974 to form Maryborough State High School.[3]

Grade 12 2008, Photo taken in the Fairy Ring


The campus is situated on either side of Kent Street adjacent to the Maryborough CBD.[3]


The school has a number of sporting facilities artificial hockey surface, multipurpose gymnasium, 2 ovals, ping pong tables, a gym and a tennis court (currently used as bike rake lockup). There are six computer labs with network and internet access with individual user accounts.


  1. ^ a b MSHS Annual Report 2010
  2. ^ Development of State secondary schools 1912-1957
  3. ^ a b MSHS Annual Report 2007

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Coordinates: 25°32′01″S 152°41′54″E / 25.53361°S 152.69833°E / -25.53361; 152.69833