Alexandra Hills State High School is located in a southeastern suburb of Brisbane, close to the coast with parks, hiking trails and lots of nature. There are koalas on the school grounds and it is not far to Stradbroke Island, a great island with beautiful beaches and excellent surfing facilities.
Alexandra Hills State High School offers a broad curriculum of 39 academic subjects and 29 state-recognized professional qualifications, complemented by a rich co-curricular program with notable strengths in dance, music, public speaking and debate.
Quite unique is the school’s own Center of Excellence for Automation and Robotics. It gives students the opportunity to experience a range of future technologies first hand. Specifically, this involves projects with robot vehicles and drones, programming video games, websites, apps and virtual reality content, as well as construction techniques with software for Computer Aided Design (CAD). For years 11 and 12 it is possible to sit for an official drone license. At the end of 2019, the Center of Excellence will move into a brand new building.
Then there is the “Mac Media Lab” with the latest iMacs for the production of professional and creative multimedia and video content. Students of the “Film, TV and New Media” courses can produce short films, animations or music videos here. Other classes have the possibility to create high-quality video and audio presentations as part of their exam. Last but not least, the Media Laboratory is used for the school’s own marketing content and internal events.
Alexandra Hills State High School also has a training restaurant called “Bistro 4161”. The number refers to the postal code in the school address. The restaurant is run by students in Years 11 and 12 who attend hospitality classes.