Craigslea State High School

Craigslea State High School is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It is known for its high quality teaching methods that develop personal curiosity for learning among its students. This is achieved through dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable teachers who maintain excellent academic standards. The results are correspondingly good. Craigslea State High School offers excellence programs in science, music and sports.

The Craigslea Volleyball Academy (CVA) has achieved national recognition and is considered one of Australia’s leading volleyball training facilities. The school championships are the focus of the volleyball programme, where players compete with the best schools in Australia. Over the years, Craigslea has achieved an excellent record in this competition. Among others, three current Olympic participants have learned their craft at Craigslea. Meanwhile there is also a program for beach volleyball.

The Signature Music Program is an extension of music education. Students learn music in greater breadth and depth than their peers and develop their skills in performance, composition and analysis by working closely with faculty and professional musicians.

Craigslea State High School believes in the approach of teaching outside the classroom. In science, this is achieved through a series of camps and excursions focusing on practical experience.

On the Lady Elliot Island Tour, students collect data for various scientific projects at the University of Queensland while snorkeling and diving. They not only learn about the diversity of the reef, but also the importance of preserving this ecosystem.

The Scuba program gives students the opportunity to explore the marine environment in a more comprehensive way than snorkeling. Basic skills are developed during initial dives in the school swimming pool. Open water training dives follow later. The program places great emphasis on cultural exchange with tours to Australia’s near neighbors and its own important ecosystems. Over the past ten years, the scuba program has taken participants to the Great Barrier Reef, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and Tanna Island in the nation of Vanuatu.

At the Konomie Island Environmental Education Center, located off Yeppoon and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Year 11 students conduct studies on various reefs around the North and Great Keppel Islands.

Craigslea State High School‘s international student program has been in existence since 1996 and the school is also accredited by the Council of International Schools. This means that it has been evaluated and meets strict international standards in all aspects of school operation and quality teaching.

Craigslea State High School Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,150
  • Year established: 1975




  • Craigslea Volleyball Academy
  • Signature Music Program
  • Dive and Outdoor Education Program

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