Maryborough State High School
|Maryborough State High School|
510-528 Kent St
|Type||Public, co-educational, secondary, day school|
|Motto||Non Sine Pulvere Palma|
|School district||North Coast Region|
|Grades||7 to 12|
|Colour(s)||Brown and blue. Junior uniform is grey and blue, with senior uniform grey and white. The school colours reflect the 47th "Wide Bay" Battalion.|
|Sports||Soccer, hockey, futsal, rugby union, rowing, football|
|Mascot||Kingi - Kingfisher|
|Rivals||Aldridge State High School, St Mary's College, Maryborough|
Maryborough State High School (commonly abbreviated as 'MSHS') is an Independent Public School located in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. The school is run by the Queensland State Government, and is split on either side of Kent Street. The school colours are blue and brown. In 2019 MSHS had 870 students (including 79 students identifying as indigenous) with 74 teachers (78 full-time equivalent) and 50 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).
The school has had many incarnations, starting its life as Maryborough Boys Grammar School and Maryborough Girls Grammar School, then from 1937 a segregated boys and girls state high school. The school became coeducational from 1974. From 2017, Maryborough State High School is an Independent Public School. The school is the only Regional Queensland School identified as a Brisbane Roar School of Football for Soccer Excellence.
The Maryborough Boys Grammar School was founded on the north side of Kent Street in 1881 and the Maryborough Girls Grammar School on the south of Kent Street in 1883. An assembly hall was added to the side of the Girls Grammar School in 1888. Four Rhodes scholars graduated 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.
The Boys' and Girls' High Schools were amalgamated in 1974 to form Maryborough State High School. The school has a long-standing tradition of excellence in the Maryborough region and has had many notable Australians attend the school.
The original building of Maryborough Boys Grammar School was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992. It now houses the English and Humanities Departments.
The campus is situated on either side of Kent Street adjacent to the Maryborough CBD.
The school has a number of sporting facilities - an artificial hockey surface, multipurpose gymnasium, 2 ovals, ping pong tables, a gym and a tennis court. There are six computer labs with network and internet access with individual user accounts. The school also offers a Bring Your Own Device (BYOx) model so all students can bring their own computer or device to use in all classrooms. From 2017 the school also offers academies in Hockey, Football (soccer) and STEM subjects (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The Murdoch Darling Centre, a state of the art performing arts space seating up to 1000, was completed in 2018. The school will see $10 million of upgrades during 2019-20.
Notable alumni of the school include:
- Duncan Chapman, first soldier of the Australian Imperial Forces to land at Gallipoli
- Gordon Dunbar, Rhodes Scholar, soldier awarded Military Cross and Croix de Guerre
- Geoff Dymock, cricketer
- William Glasgow, soldier and senator
- Henry Lionel Harvey, Rhodes Scholar, died World War I
- Robert Alexander Hunter, served at Gallipoli and was mayor of Maryborough (1956 – 1964)
- Grant Hayden Kenny, ironman champion
- Kay Lehmann (née Kindervater), hockey champion
- Percy Reginald Stephensen, Rhodes Scholar, writer and publisher
- David Theile, Olympic swimmer
- Robert Edwin White, Rhodes Scholar and professor of soil science
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