School Philosophy


​Cleveland District State High School is committed to the intellectual, social and emotional development of all of our students. We are a learning community devoted to the creation of a safe, supportive environment where all students are welcomed, valued and individual differences are respected. We build positive, meaningful relationships within our school and the wider community. 

Our school has a proud tradition of contributing to the development of active, compassionate, lifelong learners who have developed the confidence and abilities necessary to face the challenges of our rapidly changing society.  Our caring staff are dedicated to the delivery of an engaging curriculum to empower students to be on a pathway for success at school and in life.

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 Our Crest

The school’s crest was created in 1956 by foundation staff,students and the community. It symbolises that we are a place of learning in our community with strong connections to the history and culture of Cleveland. 

We respect the traditional custodians of the land, the Quandamooka people, and seek to develop an understanding of, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our students.

Our School Motto

 'Semper Digne'  Always Worthy​

​We believe every one of our students is worthy. We provide the tools to develop potential, interests and skills because our students are unique and will make an important contribution to the future. 

Our Vision

“Preparing Students to Meet the Future"

We are dedicated to ensuring every student at Cleveland District State High School is prepared to meet the future. We promote the all-round development of each student; We deliver a recognised world-class education; We provide a range of relevant and meaningful pathways; and, We create opportunities for all our students to strive to achieve their best. 

Our Mission

We deliver an equitable world-class education as a proud Queensland State School. We are unique in Redland City because we offer multiple, distinct pathways and excellence programs for our students to achieve their best in order to meet the future. We are passionate about designing relevant and meaningful learning experiences, utilising a wealth of incredible resources in innovative ways.

We are leaders in developing global perspectives to provide students with a deeper understanding of our world, enabling them to become active citizens. We are recognised in Australia as a pioneer in the utilisation of digital resources and tools to create unique learning opportunities for our students.

​Our Principles

We have three drivers underpin our philosophy to guide us in achieving our vision and mission:

​Kaizen – Continuous focused improvement

Neoteny – Capturing the joy of learning

Ubuntu Humanity towards others

                                     Our Values​                                             

 The school inspires students to become independent, knowledgeable, reflective thinkers and communicators by fostering the following values:

  • International mindedness
  • Intercultural understanding and respect for diversity
  • Knowledge of and respect for Australia's heritage
  • Honesty, integrity and respect for self, others and the environment
  • A love of learning through inquiry, creativity, research and a sense of fun

    Cleveland District State High School encourages students to strive for personal excellence and be 'always worthy' in an inclusive environment where we actively care for the well-being of others.​

Our Guiding Charter

Our school community embraces our vision, mission and values through ICARE.

This charter allows us to live our philosophy in every lesson, every activity, every day.​


Last reviewed 21 July 2021
Last updated 21 July 2021