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Our school

Coolabunia State School is a Band 6 school in the South Burnett District, situated approximately 10km south-east of Kingaroy. It has an enrolment of just over 100 students, a teaching Principal and five classroom teachers.

Our School

Students come from the surrounding rural areas plus the nearby towns of Kingaroy and Nanango. The school population has evolved into a rich mixture of families from a diversity of backgrounds. Enrolments have been increasing steadily over the past few years.

The school celebrated 125 years of education in 2016. Both old families and new continue to support the development of a strong family-like atmosphere and school pride. This pride is well documented. The school has an active Parents and Citizens Associations (P&C) that enhances many aspects of learning through its input and advice in decision-making, tuckshop, camp subsidy, facility and resource provision and community projects.

The school functions on a clear understanding of respect. Our behaviour motto is 'Respect yourself, others, things and places'. The respect focus, coupled with sound knowledge of learning styles, helps all to gain a realistic insight of individual difference and the need for flexibility in learning. Students are not hindered, but advantaged by their multi-age context as they can experience and learn at a level appropriate to their current needs.

Our curriculum is delivered using pedagogical practices built upon the understanding that each learner is different and unique. We aim to provide a learning environment that empowers each student to realise his/her full learning potential and exhibit the confidence, independence and motivation needed to deal with life’s challenges and opportunities. We strive to develop quality learning outcomes for all students and produce motivated, cooperative, independent, team learners who are responsible decision-makers and problem-solvers and who have a critical awareness of each person's contribution to the community.

The school's improvement agenda focuses on consistency of teaching practices and student engagement.

In short, Coolabunia State School provides a safe and supportive learning environment that empowers every student to realise their full learning potential.