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Moving to Serenity and wondering about schools?February 14, 2017

Serenity School Catchment Zone

School catchment areas for Queensland state schools ensure students from Prep to Year 12 are able to enroll at their local state school. Serenity’s school catchment zone gives residents access to two great schools, Chatswood Hills State School and Springwood State High School.

Chatswood Hills State School

Chatswood Hills State School is a coeducation primary school for Prep to Year 6 students. Established in 1983 the school has approximately 650 students and provides a supportive education environment built around their code of conduct, known as the four C’s: Care, Consideration, Cooperation and Common Sense. The school motto ‘Always our Best’ underpins the school’s high expectations in terms of behavior, appearance and achievement.

Chatswood Hills State School follows the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), Queensland Curriculum, Early Years Curriculum Guidelines and the Assessment and Reporting Framework Essential Learnings Standards. Individualised learning support is offered to students with learning difficulties or disabilities as well as an extension program for students with exceptional learning abilities.

The school is a registered Land for Wildlife site with part of the South East Queensland Koala Corridor on school grounds. There is a strong environmental focus incorporated into the curriculum and students are taught the importance reducing their ecological footprint as well as protecting native animals and habitats. The extra-curricular program offered at Chatswood Hills includes a range of interschool sporting activities and an instrumental music program with school band, choir and strings ensemble. Chatswood Hills State School prides it’s self on its community feel and has a strong partnership between school staff, students and their families.

For more detailed information about Chatswood Hills State School and to access enrolment forms visit https://chathillss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

Springwood State High School

Springwood State High School is a coeducational independent public school for students from Year 7 to Year 12. Surrounded by fifty-five acres of bushland, Springwood High provides quality educational programs to approximately 800 students. Springwood High’s three values are Respect, Cooperation and Industry. These values are the foundations of all relationships and activities at the school and guide students, as they grown and learn within the school community.

 Through an extensive range of academic, arts, sporting, and vocational pathways Springwood High students develop the core skills required to transition to further study, training or the workplace. Specialist programs offered at Springwood High include academic extension through EXCEL, Extension Performing Arts, Instrumental Music, Sport, Aerospace, Automotive, and Japanese.  School-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and TAFE partnerships are run through the school’s VET pathways programs. Early entry programs to University of Queensland and Griffith University are also offered.

Extra-curricular activities are encouraged with a wide range of activities available to students including interschool sport, instrumental music ensembles and bands, debating, futsal, cheerleading, and PedalPrix. There is an extensive Sporting programs at the school with student’s participating in District, State and National level competitions. Guidance Officer, School Health Nurse, Care Group teachers, Year Level Coordinators, Junior Secondary Coordinator, and School Chaplain, are available to support student welfare.

Springwood State High has a history of strong Year 12 results with previous students achieving university placements, offers of traineeships and apprenticeships, and workplace certificate qualifications.

 For more detailed information about Springwood State High School and to access enrolment forms visit https://springwoshs.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

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