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Mackay North State High School is a high performing school with a proven record of academic, cultural, sporting and citizenship excellence. Students who attend Mackay North have the opportunity to excel across a variety of areas and participate in a number of rewarding extra-curricular activities including international and domestic Marching Band tours, performing arts productions, international ANZAC tours and a range of other sporting, academic and cultural excursions.

Mackay North prides itself on the achievement of our students in a range of different fields, and allows all students the opportunity to succeed in their chosen pathway. Our values of respect, resilience and confidence are embedded into our curriculum and delivered and modelled to students by our team of committed teaching and non-teaching staff. Community involvement is strongly encouraged and the dedication of our students is visible both in the classroom and through their involvement in extra-curricular activities. In particular, Mackay North is noted for its Music Excellence program.
School Motto
Meliora Sequimur             We Strive for the Best     
Our vision
Every student striving for their best; demonstrating respect, resilience and confidence.
Our purpose
To: develop resilience within a strong supportive and accountable school community; confidence through striving to achieve success; and respect through collaboration and understanding of the shared journey requiring students, teachers and parents to work together to achieve success.
We achieve this through:
ü  Combining expert staff with the Art and Science of Teaching to create lessons which are well designed, engaging and which caters to the diverse range of learners we have in our classrooms.
ü  Creating classrooms and a school community where students feel able to share ideas and develop critical skills within a flexible, appropriate and strong disciplined environment.
ü  Supporting our students with a creative and evolving academic and personal development program based in real world research and support.
ü  A strong, current engaging curriculum allowing all students to find and build on their strengths.
ü  A co-curricula program encompassing the Arts, Sport and Academia allowing all students to find their passion and voice that underpins success at school.
ü  Support all students in developing their identify in a compassionate, safe and accepting school community.
School Values
Ø  Respect 
Ø  Resilience 
Ø  Confidence