Principal's welcome


​Welcome to the 2023 School Year!

Welcome to Bowen State High School. Our school is a vibrant, inclusive and exciting place where our students and staff are encouraged to 'Be Prepared for all Things'. We have an excellent reputation in the wider community for outstanding achievements across academic, sporting and cultural areas and students are provided with opportunities to achieve their personal best. Our school is founded on strong values 'respect, learning and community'. These values form the basis for strong relationships with each other, the way we learn, work and achieve success in a supportive and diverse learning environment. We are committed to achieving inclusive excellence to ensure that all students feel welcome, supported, valued and challenged to achieve personal success.


Our relationship with our parents and the community is strong, and a key driver of our student success. We welcome and encourage parents to engage fully with the school and the educational experiences of our students. Our Parents and Citizens Association have a strong and active part in our school and I encourage you to become involved by attending meetings, using services and participating in decision making. Working together, we can ensure that the students of Bowen State High School continue to achieve their highest potential in and outside of the classroom. Your involvement, partnership and support are greatly appreciated during the school year as we work to continue to build and maintain our programs and processes.


The commitment and capability of our teachers is evident in the high quality curriculum and pedagogy, teacher engagement in the school's tutoring program (HUB) and the number of co-curricular activities available to students after school and on weekends. Staff work hard to provide students with the opportunities and guidance to achieve during school, gain qualifications to access work, training or university after school and enjoy a range of experiences along the way.


We will make every effort to ensure that all students become successful members of society and are able to compete in the increasingly complex world in which they will work and live. Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort. School years are busy, exciting, challenging and rewarding for each student. We want you to join us in making this the very best and successful experience for your children. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, Facebook page, school calendar and periodic newsletters will provide you with the most current information. However, many times you will have questions. Please do not hesitate to contact the school or any of our teachers.


I am confident that this year will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with the students, staff, school families and community members to continue the growth and achievements of Bowen State High school.



Robert Harris

Acting Principal 

Last reviewed 18 January 2023
Last updated 18 January 2023