Principal's Welcome


On behalf of the students, staff and parents of Burnside State High School, welcome to our school community. Since we opened in 1979, Burnside State High School has gone through many changes as we endeavour to keep in line with changes in curriculum and technology. All aspects of school culture should reflect our school motto “Smaller, Smarter, Safer”.

Burnside High School strives to look to the future on meeting the changing needs of a changing society, while striving to meet individual needs of preparing young adults for their future place in society.

Our school offers all students the following advantages:

Small school setting Productive partnerships with the community
Zero tolerance of harassment and bullying Well maintained grounds and facilities
Quality, caring teachers A safe school environment
Vocational Education and Training High standards and expectations
Firm, fair and consistent student management School-wide approach to teaching
Small classes Breadth of subject choices for a small school

Burnside State High School is ready for your challenge in providing your child with quality outcomes now and into the future.

Our Executive Summary is located here for your perusal.

The Burnside State High School 'Great Results Guarantee' is available for review here.

Each Queensland State school undergoes a discipline audit. The results of our recent audit which you can see here are very pleasing and a summary report is available here.

Kerri Dunn











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