Our school


Ayr State High services the Burdekin district which is one of the richest sugar producing areas in Queensland.  We have approximately 500 students across Years 7 to 12. Our students come to us from our partner schools which include East Ayr State School, Ayr State School, Airville State School, Brandon State School, Clare State School, Giru State School, Jarvisfield State School, Kalamia State School, Maidavale State School and Millaroo State School. This variety of partnership schools provides Ayr State High School with a rich diversity of students with a variety of interests and abilities.

Established in 1937, Ayr State High School is proudly part of Queensland’s State School System which provides opportunities for all to excel, regardless of personal circumstance.  As a proud state school we believe that partnerships both within and outside the Burdekin provide a network of support that brings a vibrancy to the school experience.

We aim to prepare our students for tomorrow’s society as responsible, informed and valued citizens.

At Ayr State High School we value:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Excellence and Perseverance
  • Sense of community and quality relationships
  • Equity and diversity

The Ayr State High School values are embodied in our Learner Code:

  • Safe
  • Respect
  • Personal Best

Our experienced and dedicated staff are committed to high expectations within a positive learning environment. It is our goal to ensure all students are motivated and challenged to learn and achieve to their fullest potential.

Ayr State High School is committed to the rigorous and explicit delivery of the Australian Curriculum across Junior Secondary and an extensive range of Authority, Authority Registered (Study Area Specifications and TAFE/VET) subjects for students in the Senior Secondary phase of learning.

In Junior Secondary we focus on the foundation skills in literacy and numeracy whist extending students’ academic abilities.  In Senior Secondary we are focused transitioning all students into an 'Earning or Learning' pathway by successfully preparing them for future employment or tertiary studies in alignment with their individual career plans.  We offer a fully staffed Special Education Program that supports verified students with disability to achieve success through an inclusive secondary schooling experience that meets the needs of the individual.

We also have a strong tradition of offering a wide range of co-curricular activities including musicals, drama festival, concert and jazz bands, choir, Interact Club, industry placements, district and regional sports, Young Diplomats Program, National and international Science forums,  Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking and a range of extension programs in English, Mathematics and Science.

Complementing our rigorous academic curriculum, Ayr State High School’s student support and wellbeing programs help students develop personally and socially. The cornerstone of our student support programs is a strengths-based approach to personal development focused on developing a growth mindset and emotional resilience.

The school climate is positive and students are encouraged to develop self–discipline and self-management. The school motto 'We Strive for Better Things' is seen in the attitude of the total school community, as we strive for 'SUCCESS: Every Student, Every Day'.

Last reviewed 04 June 2020
Last updated 04 June 2020