Alexandra Hills State High School has a variety of specialised programs both academic and sporting that cater for the diverse needs of our community.
As a Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics, students benefit from cutting edge resources and unique learning opportunities made possible through special industry and university partnerships.
"The Centre of Excellence delivers dynamic and innovative programs that promote the creative application of technology to solve problems," said principal Gail Armstrong.
This includes designing and building specialised robots, creating Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions and learning how to code for video games, websites and apps.
"Our students gain access to the latest technology in manufacturing and rapid prototyping using 3D printing and laser technologies to encourage innovation. The new multi-million dollar robotics facility, opening in 2020, will ensure the Centre of Excellence continues to provide the best facilities possible for students."
The STEM Academy program is aimed at high achieving students in years 7 - 10 who are extended and challenged beyond what is routinely offered in science, technology (coding), engineering (design) and maths classes.
"The aim is that the students will benefit from exposure to a more academically rigorous program thereby equipping students to make the most of opportunities in the senior school," Mrs Armstrong said.
The school also delivers robotics training workshops for Queensland teachers and hosts an annual competition called Innovate, involving schools in the Redlands area.
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The Sports Academy program aims to challenge and extend talented athletes across a broad range of sporting areas in years 7 - 10.
The program provides students who demonstrate elite sporting skills and strong aspirations towards a future in sport with the knowledge, advice and opportunities to perform better and reach their potential.
"Our athletes benefit from technology enhanced training, including video feedback of athletic techniques and wearable technology incorporating GPS, heart rate monitoring and real time tracking of athletes."
Experienced coaches deliver strength and conditioning programs and physiological testing throughout the year, measuring aerobic endurance, strength, speed, flexibility and power.
Students participate in enrichment programs including camps, excursions, use of elite fitness facilities and seminars led by professional athletes and sporting industry experts.