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Why choose our school?

As a parent, there is no harder decision to make than whom you will trust with your child’s future. Who will lead them, nurture them and support them in achieving their potential?
It’s no secret that Deception Bay High has; over the past several years reinvented itself. A strong focus on classroom teaching practice, dramatically expanded curriculum, and a new school pride and culture that celebrate success. There certainly has been plenty to celebrate.
  • Outstanding year on year improvement in academic performance, culminating in exceptional  Overall Position (OP) achievement for student entry into University, as well as exemplary student completion and Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) completion.  At Deception Bay State High School we ensure that no student is left behind.
  • A committed and supportive staff judged to be “an expert teaching team” by an independent Teaching & Learning audit. 



‘The school is driven by a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning. There is a strong collegial culture of mutual trust and support among teachers and school leaders.’ 
(DETE School Improvement Unit)


  • The only school in Queensland registered to offer seven Certificate III courses, allowing us to offer these courses for free. Other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) will charge in excess of $1000 for these courses.
  • An expansive Senior curriculum individually tailored to each student.
  • Transparent, accountable teaching practices.
  • A whole school program titled ‘Learning for Life’ to focus on improving literacy, numeracy, reading & one-on-one mentoring.
  • Targeted support to nurture & improve results of students with severe learning gaps. Small classes, Teacher-Aide support, research-based classroom strategies.


More parents than ever before have entrusted Deception Bay High with their children’s future. 

Luke Howarth, Member for Petrie, speaking to Parliament about how exceptional Deception Bay State High School is, including our staff, community, values: