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Why choose our school?

Burnside SHS offers a quality education in a caring, safe, small-school setting. We see our relatively small enrolment as being advantageous for the following reasons such as smaller class numbers; wider selection of subjects; more personal attention; greater access to support services, including career and guidance; greater access to education services, such as computers, sporting equipment and library resources; a more thorough knowledge and understanding of each student by staff and increased contact between the school and families. 
Burnside State High School has been acknowledged in 2011 and 2012 for having a leading senior school curriculum by being awarded a Showcase Award in Senior Phase and being a Showcase finalist.  Burnside State High School has also been recognised by being awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011. In 2017 we also recieved a "Highly Commended" award from the Department of Education - Interational for connecting globally. In 2018 we we're a finalist for the Indian and Australian Business Community Award.
We aim and succeed at finding positive outcomes for all our students. Our flexible approach, coupled with a determination to develop our students into good citizens, means that every student at Burnside has the opportunity for success.  Smaller, Smarter, Safer, that’s Burnside State High School. 
Our school is staffed highly qualified and experienced teachers and support personell. They are dedicated to providing quality public education. Additional support is provided by a fulltime Guidance Officer, a school chaplain and a school nurse. 
The school buildings and playing fields occupy an extensive area of land (approximately 30 acres) between Blaxland and Windsor Roads. Our school buildings are Education Queensland standard in design and include general teaching areas and specialist areas for home economics, art, industrial technology, science, social studies, information technology, physical education and business studies. A modern resource centre, administration block and newly upgraded computer laboratories complete the school’s suite of facilities.