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Welcome to Atherton State High School

Educating the pride of our community for over half a century. Welcome to our website, where you can find information about our school, view our student's successes and find contact information.​ 

Situated in the lush tropical highlands of far north Queensland, Atherton State High School is at the heart of our country community. Academic excellence, a supportive community and strong values allow Atherton State High School students to spread their wings aligned to our school purpose "Providing an educational service to our community that develops the physical, emotional, social and intellectual capability of the child so that they achieve their learning goals and the school achieves its headline indicators"

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Land on which the school is built, the Tableland Yidinji People.

Atherton SHS has published a Junior Secondary position paper describing how we structure our school to welcome new students. Parents, students and community members are encouraged to participate in orientation activities to assist with Junior Secondary students successfully transitioning to become part of the Atherton High family.

You may wish to find out more about our innovative virtual campus, The Online College of Advanced STEM.  This virtual campus offers highly capable students the opportunity to study university level courses whilst still completing their high school studies.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Atherton State High School family.  ​




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  • Congratulations Lauren

    Congratulations Lauren

    21 May 2019

    The Atherton SHS Cattle team Lauren Mather was awarded the champion cattle handler at the Malanda...

  • QCS Preparation Program

    QCS Preparation Program

    21 May 2019

    Thank you to the Year 12 students wishing to sit the QCS test in 2019 who made the most of the...

  • CDG Awareness Day

    CDG Awareness Day

    21 May 2019

    ​On May 16 our students celebrated CDG Awareness Day, with everything green. Chantelle Misspelled...

  • Good luck to Cattle Team

    Good luck to Cattle Team

    13 May 2019

    Good luck to Atherton SHS students competing at the cattle handling and judging school at Malanda...