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Milpera's Mission Statement

Milpera State High School is committed to maximising the full human potential of every student within a socially just and culturally inclusive environment. We achieve this by delivering a quality educational and settlement service that is needs based in order to gain the best learning and settlement outcomes for our learners and their families.

What is Milpera State High School?

Milpera State High School is a special purpose state high school which teaches English language across curriculum areas. It also provides settlement services to newly arrived immigrant and refugee background young people to prepare them for living and studying in Australia.

How big is the school?

The average number of students at any one time is about 200 but, as there are continuous enrolments and exits, approximately 500 students will attend Milpera during the course of one year.

Who can enrol at Milpera?

All of the students who come to Milpera are speakers of languages other than English when they arrive. Some are children of business or work migrants, some are joining family already in Australia, and some are victims of war and/or political unrest in their home countries. Most of the students are permanent residents who are starting a new life in Australia, but some may have temporary visas, be waiting for visas or be on bridging visas. All of the students are approved by the Minister for Education to attend school in Australia.

Junior secondary students (11 to 14 years old) and Senior secondary students (15 to 18 years old) are eligible to enrol.