Mackay State High School welcomed its first cohort of students on 1st January 1912. It was one of the first state high schools opened in Queensland and recognized the growth that was taking place in Mackay and the Pioneer Valley. Since that time it has continued to develop with the town, establishing a positive and rich reputation. Over the past 108 year many students have graduated to become leaders within the Mackay District and broader community - a history that we are proud of.
Mackay State High School is proud to be a large and diverse school community. Our mission is to provide educational excellence and diverse pathways for students, based on a culture of inclusion, high expectations and pride.
Our vision is “We Believe … We Achieve, Mackay High Pride!" We believe in the outstanding learning opportunities that our school offers, and we know our students achieve success.
Our committed and caring staff focus on developing individual students to attain their full potential in academic, sporting, cultural and arts fields. In preparing students to be tomorrow's citizens, our curricula and co-curricula programs are infused with a focus on pathways that meet individual learning needs and career aspirations. We believe that this is best achieved when teachers, students, parents and the community work together to build positive and supporting relationships. At the heart of the school are the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and our 3 R's guide all of our practices and expectations for student engagement and support.
The staff of Mackay High looks forward to working with our school community and your child to bring our mission to life – ensuring every student achieves their personal best and leaves our school ready to make a difference in the world.
Mackay High offers a great education and I am proud to lead an amazing team.
We Believe … We Achieve Mackay High Pride
Yours in education,
Principal B.Ed., B.Sc.
Mackay State High School respectfully acknowledges that our school sits on the lands of traditional owners, the Yuwi people, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.