The School is constantly evolving, valuing the rich traditions of the past and the challenges of the future.

We acknowledge a dynamic community with active partnerships between staff, students and parents. We value a sense of individual worth and achievement, the comprehensive well being of the whole person and the pursuit of excellence.

Our mission is that The University High School will continue to be a state government secondary school within a knowledge precinct, providing outstanding education for local students while achieving excellent academic results and appropriate student pathways. The school will continue to be a leader in educational debates and a specialist provider of educational programs in gifted education, science and music.

Our core values


A focus on individual self-worth underpinned by practices which foster independent thought and personal qualities such as integrity, resilience and respect


Valuing the diverse nature of people in the community and building a wide range of partnerships that broaden and enrich the skills and knowledge of students.


The pursuit of excellence in both teaching and learning fostered through supportive programs and well defined practices that enhance student achievement.