This year promises to be exciting with 2021 marking Brisbane State High School's 100 year anniversary.

As we pay tribute to our past and look forward to the future, there will be many opportunities for our extensive State High community to come together and be part of the celebrations throughout this year at a series of special events and activities.

We hope you can join us.

What's on at State High

Friday 29 January 2021

100 Year Anniversary Launch Morning Tea

State High officially launched our 100th year celebrations, joined by distinguished guests, past students, staff and 2021 student leaders. Fourth generation State High student, Jade Bartholomeusz (Year 10), spoke of her family’s significant history at our school, starting with her great grandmother, Audrey Smith, who graduated in 1931.We were honoured to hear speeches from The Hon Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education, Industrial Relations & Racing, and our MC, Mr Chris Bombolas (Class of 1978), alongside our Executive Principal, Mr Wade Haynes.

Monday 8 March 2021

International Women's Day breakfast

On Monday 8 March, Brisbane State High School celebrated International Women's Day with a breakfast on our Kurilpa Roof Terrace for alumni, students and staff with special guest speaker, Dr Amy McMahon MP (Class of 2003). The day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, with this years theme, Choose to Challenge. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge come change.

Friday 23 April 2021

ANZAC Day Commemorative Ceremony

Brisbane State High School hosted past and present serving Defence Force personnel, special guests and alumni at the school's ANZAC Day Commemorative Ceremony and pre-ceremony lunch on Friday 23 April. Our Ceremony honoured the bravery and sacrifice of the Australian men and women who have served our country. As we reflect on our school's history in our 100th year, we also remembered our alumni who lost their lives serving in World War I and World War II.

Thursday 3 June 2021

Seniors - Return to State High

On Thursday 3rd June, we welcomed back more than 100 past students for the 'Seniors Return to State High' event to help celebrate Centenary on the Kurilpa Roof Terrace. Many of our guests also participated in a school tour and remarked on the massive changes since their days at the 'old State High'. Chris Bombolas (Class of 1978) entertained the crowd as MC and performances by the BSHS String Quartet and Choir did not disappoint - especially when the school song was sung. Helen Laws (Class of 1947) came all the way from Mackay just for the occasion. Helen was just pipped by Clyde Spearritt (Class of 1946) as the 'most senior' guest. 

Monday 19 July 2021

Foundation Day Ceremony & Legends Induction

On the 4th of July 1921, Brisbane State High School began its journey towards becoming a world-class institution in public education. Since 2001, the school has held a Foundation Day ceremony to recognise the official opening of the school and reflect on State High's rich history. In 2021, we celebrated our milestone 100 years and inducted a further eighteen alumni who were recognised as State High Legends.

Saturday 31 July 2021

State High Day

State High Day was shaping up to be a remarkable event on a beautiful day. A celebration to support the centenary sports rounds, with music and dance performances by State High’s talented students, tours, showcase markets, festival foods and a jam-packed day thanks to the P&C Association and the school. That morning, we received the unfortunate news that we would be going into lock down in the afternoon and a difficult call was made to shut down the event. We thank our remarkable State High community for their contribution to create such an event and the goodwill and spirit of everyone involved to pack down the event in record time following the announcement. Thank you!

Postponed until mid-2022 (dates TBC)

Celebrate 100 years of education, opportunity, leadership and creativity at Queensland’s largest public high school and join us to look forward to the next compelling chapter of the Brisbane State High story. Presented by Brisbane State High School and QPAC.

Through music, dance and visual story-telling, our ensemble cast explores the pages of State High’s unique history to commemorate 100 years since the foundation of ‘The High School’. Discover our school’s singular place in the fabric of Brisbane’s heritage and join with us to celebrate the people, the milestones, the visions and the victories that have shaped the Blue-Red-Blue.

Friday 15 October 2021

The State High Masters

The State High Foundation annual State High Masters is on again. Dust off your golf clubs and join past students and special guests for a day on the green, lunch and fantastic prizes to be won. You can register as an individual, a team of 4 players or sponsor a tee. Stay tuned for more details. 

2021 State High Reunions

Are you a State High past student celebrating a milestone reunion in 2021? We are excited to share with you reunion details which have been confirmed for the Class of 1951, Class of 1953, Class of 1961, Class of 1970, Class of 1971, Class of 1980, Class of 1981 and Class of 1991. Stay tuned for more information as reunion events are confirmed for Classes of 2001 and 2011.

GPS and Boys Centenary Events

Throughout the year, the school will be celebrating our 100 year anniversary with a series of Centenary rounds across our GPS and Boys Extra-Curricular sport program. We will also host a number of special events to engage with our extensive sporting alumni community, from pre-GPS swimming lunch and rowing and rugby dinners to a T20 match with our old boys vs current students.  We invite our State High Alumni to join us. 

QGSSSA and Girls Centenary Events

The school will also be hosting a series of Centenary rounds across our QGSSSA & Girls Extra-Curricular sport program which will include softball, cricket, basketball, football, touch football, hockey, netball, volleyball and tennis. Our sporting Alumni will be welcomed back to State High throughout the year to join the celebrations with special events to include a women in rowing high tea, pre-QGSSSA swimming and athletics lunches and rhythmic gymnastics showcase event. 

Happy 100th Anniversary
Brisbane State High School