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Welcome from Deputy Principal

 Yeronga State High School:

Creating a World of Opportunities …

Yeronga State High School is a strongly connected, environmentally conscious, school community that has the well-being of the child central to all learning experiences. Students will be equipped with the real world capabilities, experiences and knowledge to think creatively and critically as active participants in a global community. (Vision Statement)

Deputy Principal (Middle Secondary) - Tony Cox
Email: tcox68@eq.edu.au
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

At Yeronga State High School our school culture and curriculum is focused upon the holistic development of each student to enable them to create and access a world of opportunities.

This is embodied in our Vision (above) and Latin motto Scientia ac Humanitate (Knowledge and Humanity) which we interpret as:

'creating knowledge, benefiting all'

Our Middle Secondary School is supported by a Quality team of expert staff dedicated to working with students throughout Years 9 and 10. This is a critical transition time between the junior and senior phase of learning. Students consolidate essential study habits and work ethics to help prepare them to be successful learners. In the Middle School, students become more responsible and accountable for their own learning. We also believe students who are active members of the school community will develop important life skills as they become responsible young adults.

Our Middle School has a strong emphasis on student welfare. Our students are supported by Quality staff dedicated to working with them through this important phase of learning. This includes the Dean of Middle School, the Year 9 and 10 Year Coordinators, Care Class Teachers, Guidance Officers and the Student Support staff.

As Deputy Principal of the Middle Secondary School, my team and I see it as our responsibility to provide numerous interactions, opportunities and programs for all students to achieve success as outlined in our Vision and motto. The links that follow are examples of these opportunities framed around our guiding values of:

Quality, Harmony and Sustainability

Quality –excellence in all that we do

Harmony – unity through tolerance and understanding

Sustainability –enduring and maintaining balance

On behalf of my team, the Dean of Students and Year Level Coordinator, I welcome you to our amazing school. 

Wunyah: Welcome

(language of the traditional custodians – the Yugara people of the now Brisbane region)

Welcome from Dean of Students and Year 10 Coordinator


Dean of Students (Middle Secondary) - Matt Petersen (also Year 10 Coordinator)
Email: mpete21@eq.edu.au
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

The Middle phase of High School is an exciting time where the curriculum expands with more elective subjects and students become more independent in their learning. There is a focus on exploring the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in various Quality education and employment pathways as students transition from the Junior to the Senior School.

As Dean of Student my focus is on developing process goals where students reflect on and develop habits for success. At Yeronga SHS we have five Ps – work habits for success in all walks of life:

  • Being Positive – approaching work and school life with optimism
  • Being Punctual – responsibility and time management
  • Being Prepared – ready to learn, ready to succeed
  • Being Productive – developing grit and perseverance to produce my best work
  • Being Proud – is this the best I can do/be?
​Welcome from Year 9 Coordinator


Year 9 Coordinator - Ashley Wall
Email: awall235@eq.edu.au
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

As students enter into the middle phase of learning, they are provided with numerous opportunities and pathways to their learning, not only at school but also beyond the classroom. As Year 9 Coordinator, my role is to provide guidance and advice to students and their parents/carers to ensure students have Quality Pathways to success.

Please don't hesitate to contact me or your child's teachers if you require information or support. To find out more about our Middle Secondary school, please contact us.


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Last reviewed 13 December 2019
Last updated 13 December 2019