MacGregor State High School opened in 1969 with just 203 students and nine teachers. Today it is a thriving campus of over 1400 students and 180 staff. This school community draws on its members’ diverse backgrounds, experience and talent to forge success.
MacGregor is an Independent Public School. Our 'independence' gives us more latitude in curriculum offerings, staffing configuration and funding disbursement which is done in consultation with parents, students and staff. This gives us the advantage of being able to attune the delivery of a world class standard of scholarship to more closely match each student's aptitude.
Our teachers are unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence insisting that everyone can make progress in learning. An 'Honours' program provides accelerated learning for exceptional students.
The curriculum has three key focus areas all underpinned by high standards, aspiration and opportunity:
Academic: scholarship and enterprise with integrity and altruism.
Cultural: appreciation, creativity and accomplishment in art, music, dance and drama.
Sport: health and fitness; mental and physical resilience; fellowship and fair play.
Our record speaks for itself. Consistently between 95% and 100% Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre applicants receive placement while other students complete vocational traineeships.
The name MacGregor comes from an early Queensland Governor, Sir William MacGregor, a Scotsman of strong humanitarian principles. We uphold his legacy valuing each individual's self-worth and engaging with others in a respectful and considered way. The Scottish association is carried through in the tartan of the school uniform and the way the school is organised into clans.
We are proud of our school and will keep it in the forefront of high school education.
Original school crest