Nambour State High School
|Nambour State College|
|Type||Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school|
|Motto||Distinction by Merit|
|Established||2 February 1953|
|Principal||Dr Wayne Troyahn|
|Colour(s)||Blue, White, Yellow
Established on 2 February 1953, in 2006 the school had enrolment figures of 1,367, including adult students. Previously, the Nambour State Rural School had operated from 1940 to 8 January 1953; it was then split into a primary school and the high school. In 2016 Nambour State High School was renamed to Nambour State College
The school's first Principal was George William Lockie, who was given the title of "acting principal". He later led Salisbury, Mount Isa, and Bundaberg high schools, before moving to Brisbane State High School. The school's current principal is Dr Wayne Troyahn.
- Kevin Rudd, the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, was dux of the school in 1974.
- Wayne Swan, Rudd's future Treasurer, attended the school at the same time but the two didn't know each other as Swan was three years older.
- Ray Barber, state member for Cooroora from 1989 to 1992.
- Fiona Simpson, state member for Maroochydore since 1992 and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2012 to 2015.
- Max Gaylard, diplomat and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General.
- Clint Robinson, Olympic canoe racer.
- Jon Coghill, drummer from Powderfinger.
- Dan Anstey, radio and television presenter, was dux of the school in 2001.
- "2006 School Annual Report" (PDF). Nambour State High School. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- "Description". Queensland State Archives. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- Honour, Vic (2000). "Lockie, George William (1910 - 1971)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- "Principals". Brisbane State High School. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- Carolyn Tucker (1 December 2007). "High and mighty Nambour". The Daily. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- Andrew Fraser (5 December 2007). "Genesis of an ideas man". The Australian. news.com.au. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- Paul Bibby (12 December 2007). "School ties: St Patrick's old boys graduate to Labor's front bench". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
- Biographical Note: Secretary-General appoints Maxwell Gaylard of Australia deputy special coordinator for Middle East peace process, United Nations, 2008, archived from the original on 14 March 2008