Glenala State High School offers students the opportunity to excel academically, culturally, in service to others and on the sporting fields. The school is a growing, modern and dynamic high school with high expectations for all students and staff. A strong culture of learning is evident across the school. Glenala caters for a diverse range of learners from a variety of cultural backgrounds. We take pride in our physical environment with beautiful grounds and modern, well maintained and equipped classrooms. We have a current enrolment of 740 students and 100 staff.
We are very proud of our student learning outcomes in 2014. One hundred percent of our Year 12 students received a Queensland Certificate of Education and 92% of our tertiary bound young people received an OP between 1-14. All received their QTAC offers. NAPLAN results were also pleasing with great positive gains for students in all fields. An example of this was in Numeracy where 97% of our Year 9 students achieved the National Minimum Standard. Our parents, staff and students all showed their high satisfaction in the school with outstanding results in the 2014 School Opinion Survey. Our attention to an orderly learning environment was recognised in the 2014 Discipline Audit where Glenala State High School achieved 'Outstanding's' in all domains assessed.
At Glenala State High School our motto 'Believe and achieve and four values - 'Respect and responsibility, commitment to learning, pride and perseverance' guide us as to how we conduct ourselves and provide a common language in which to go about school business. These values are explicitly taught to our students and guided by the school wide positive behaviour philosophy which looks to bring the best out in our students. We have high expectations of our students in behaviour, effort and academic progress. We value input from parents and caregivers and believe the stronger the relationship between the school, the home and the student, the more likely the students will succeed.