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History

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To be a great school, it takes time and experience. With over 30 years experience educating young people in the Redbank Plains and surrounding communities, We Inspire Minds to Create Better Futures.​

Established in 1987, Redbank Plains State High School has a proud history of academic and sporting excellence based on an educational experience that promotes respect, hard work and achievement.

The school's foundation year had a staff of 20 teachers under the leadership of Principal Bernadette O’Rourke with twelve classes of Year 8 students.

The Ladies' Auxiliary committee and P&C Association were formed in 1986 in preparation of the school's opening in 1987.

The inaugural Student Council comprised the School's captains and vice captains and twelve elected representatives. Each class had at least one elected representative.

The founding Sport Houses were named after prominent families who originally settled in the area - Jones, Eden, Rice and Woods.

Students were exposed to a variety of subjects including Art, English, German, Geography, Home Economics, History, Physical Education, Maths, Manual Arts, Music, Science, and Textiles and Clothing.

Sport was also an integral part of the foundation of the school with Cricket, Netball, Rugby League, and Soccer teams representing the school in the Moreton Zone Competition. The school also held its first Swimming and Athletics carnivals, that year.​

The school camp to Maroon Outdoor Education Centre was the highlight of that first year.​

In the decades since 1987, the school has grown, with a current population of over 1,600 students.

Throughout the year, we hold a number of major events:
  • Leadership Ceremony
  • Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
  • Awards Night
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Arts Showcase
Other annual school events we enjoy each year include:
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Gala Interschool Sport Days
  • Interhouse Cross Country
  • Interhouse Athletics
  • Senior Formal


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Last reviewed 20 July 2022
Last updated 20 July 2022