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Our school

Gordonvale State School has provided quality education to the students of Gordonvale for in excess of 100 years. The school has a long tradition of excellence in academic achievement, sport, the arts and community engagement.

Our school vision is centred on creating active and informed citizens for the 21st century. Our vision identifies five key areas for building the citizenship skill of our students. These areas are:

  • Positive identity and relationships
  • Thinking, reasoning and communicating
  • Creativity
  • Citizenship and democratic processes and sustainability

These fundamental principles and values are encapsulated in the Five citizens roles:

  • Healthy citizen
  • Creative citizen
  • Eco citizen
  • Informed citizen
  • Democratic citizen

In order to achieve our vision we are growing a culture based upon a positive caring environment; high standards of work, behaviour and uniform; innovative and individualised learning pathways and high levels of student support.

Gordonvale State School is committed to achieving quality learning outcomes for all students. Our Prep to Year 6 curriculum is based on the mandated Australian Curriculum Guidelines. The school provides programs for extension of high achieving students, early intervention programs, literacy and reading intervention and special needs support.

Sustainability Education is a curriculum component of the school with the school gaining recognition of these programs by winning many and varied sustainability awards including being named the 2010 Keep Australia Beautiful greenest and healthiest school in Queensland, the 2011 Premier’s Climate Smart School Community Award and the 2011 Regional Showcase Award for Innovation.

Parents play a vital role in helping their student to achieve to their potential and at Gordonvale State School we encourage parental participation in the education process. Encouraging students to read daily, complete homework, assignments and assessment pieces are vital areas of parental support for learning. Another way to assist your child and others is to play an active role in the Parents and Citizens’ Association which has a long successful history of supporting students in Gordonvale.