Newmarket State High School

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Newmarket State High School
TypeState secondary high school
MottoLatin: Sic Itur Ad Astra
Established29 January 1963
Closed13 December 1996
Colour(s)Blue, grey and white

Newmarket State High School was a secondary school in the suburb of Newmarket in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. From its establishment on 29 January 1963 to its closure on 13 December 1996,[1] it was located on land between Banks Street and Brent Street in what is now Laurence Street, Daniel Place, Nelson Place and associated housing developments.


  • K. P. O'Connor (1963-1964)[2]
  • K. Evans (1969)
  • Mr. Kimmorley (1975)
  • J. Mahony (1977)
  • Ken Gilbert (1978)
  • J. L. Shepherd (1985)
  • J. Deakin (1986)
  • Karyn Hart (1988)

School houses[edit]

There were four school houses: Jagara, Kabi, Waka and Yungi. They were named for the local Aboriginal tribes thought to be living in the Newmarket and Alderley areas in the 19th century.[3]


  1. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ became principal at Everton Park High School in 1965
  3. ^ "Jakaway" School Yearbook, 1985

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Coordinates: 27°25′55″S 153°00′15″E / 27.43194°S 153.00417°E / -27.43194; 153.00417