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Principal’s welcome

At Proserpine State High School we deliver a holistic approach to education, exploring the talent and potential of every young person entrusted in our care.  Our curriculum is well-balanced and encourages the development of the academic, social, cultural and emotional qualities of our students.  We embrace inclusivity and diversity amongst our students through a range of pathways as they progress from Junior Secondary to Senior Secondary.  

Our school motto “SUCCESS. TOGETHER.” highlights our commitment to every student having the opportunity to succeed through positive, supportive and respectful relationships.  We pride our many achievements on the partnerships we forge between students, staff, parents and the wider community. Through these partnerships students graduate confident, caring and active citizens, able to positively contribute to their wider community.   

Proserpine State High School offers a supportive and disciplined learning environment in which student’s encounter excellent teaching and learning opportunities. Our teachers are committed to excellence in teaching practice, implementing research and evidence-based teaching that engages students in learning and encourages deep thinking.  Through the integration of 21st Century learning skills and modern learning environments we prepare our students for success in tomorrow’s future. 

We pride ourselves on offering a curriculum where students can encounter a wide range of possibilities and opportunities to experience success, pursue interests and excel personally. This is accomplished through an extensive academic programme, sport, cultural activities, international experience, leadership and community responsibility.  In addition the school has a diverse range of extra curricula activities that keep students engaged, motivated and challenged.  

The foundation of our school is built upon the traditional values of respect for self and others, this is reinforced each day through care groups, assemblies, in the school grounds and in classrooms. We believe in a collaborative and consultative approach where all members of the school community are active participants.   

I am proud to be part of the Proserpine State High School community and honoured to lead this great school and continue its strong reputation within the region. 

Don McDermid



 Don McDermid
 Australian Secondary Principal of the Year 2012 - Queensland Finalist



Principal - Don McDermid