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DaLBY SOUth StatE SchOOL BOWENVILLE StatE SchOOL

Dalby South sets a busy pace each year with many exciting celebrations such as Grandparents Day, Harmony Day, NAIDOC week plus our ever expanding “Spring into Spring” early childhood celebration. During 2019, Dalby South has continued to provide quality curriculum for students with a particular emphasis on the all-important three Rs. Our Naplan results attest to this, with our school performing above both state and nation in many areas. We continue to work with world-recognised literacy consultant, Ann Korab, to ensure a quality research-based teaching and learning environment is provided in all classrooms. It has and continues to be an exciting journey for teachers and students alike. All classrooms are fully equipped with the latest computer, tablet and interactive display technology, with many classrooms also having a soundfield system to aid students’ concentration on learning tasks. Other important program aspects include well-recognised developmental systems for gifted and talented students and effective support systems for students with disabilities and learning needs. Our G&T students have been very busy this year with entries to the Australian History Competition and are looking forward to their upcoming photography challenge. Our Year 6 STEM students have enjoyed their half-day session a week at Dalby High and a new group of Year 5s will join the program in Term 4. Our Choirs and Instrumental Music Bands have had continued success with our programs continuing to provide excellent tuition and significant successes at many levels. Dalby South has for a number of years now had dance and choir students performing in Creative Generation shows in Brisbane. 2019 has also seen success in the swimming pool and on the sporting field with a significant number of students being selected for Darling Downs teams and a Queensland team selection.

Bowenville State School has a long and proud history of serving the local community and also being a hub for social life since being established in 1898. Bowenville State School has the rare privilege of boasting consecutive placings and wins at EKKA two years running. Students are seen as individuals and all staff provide them with the opportunity to build on their areas of interest and encourage students to always challenge themselves. Life in a small school is one that provides students with a broad range of experiences. We have over the past years developed a strong rural focus. The school curriculum is tailored to the students’ needs, and the rural lifestyle of our students. We have consistent strong academic results, and more recently extended these to our winning results in many events in the Royal Brisbane Show. We have a focus on caring for the local environment and building our extracurricular activities to include food production and care for poultry as well as, drama, sport and art. Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program provides opportunities for students, parents, staff and community to learn and grow together. Playgroup is on every Wednesday and the eKindy Pod is every Thursday, both run by the dedicated team at the school. Being part of our great community is our small school advantage. A solid foundation for future success. To find out more visit our Facebook or web pages or call us on 07 4663 7127 for an appointment to enrol in Bowenville State School in 2020.

All year levels have enjoyed the full comprehensive excursion and camp program offered. Our present Year 5 and 6 students recently having visited Sydney, Canberra and snow fields. Dalby South looks forward to continued success across all curriculum areas in 2020.

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DALBY STATE HIGH SCHOOL Bunya Campus – Boarding school with a difference;

Creating the future; every student, every day.

Bunya Campus gives families from other areas access to all that Dalby State High School has to offer by way of full service, co-educational boarding for students in years 7 to 12 (Weekly or Monday to Friday options).

This is not your standard boarding school set up. Each student has their own With key values of positive relationships, student diversity, multiple pathways, and private bedroom in a 10 bedroom detached residence. All of the 12 residences teacher excellence, Dalby State High School is recognised as one of Queensland’s have 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette, a common room with lounge chairs and most innovative, creative and progressive secondary schools. television. The lockable bedroom includes a: • 2018 State Winner Showcase Awards for Excellence in Rural and Remote • single ensemble bed • desk • full-size wardrobe • split system air conditioner Education • duress alarm in case of illness or emergency • Winner - 2018 Business of the Year (Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry Residential facilities include a 25m salt pool (morning training squad), tennis Business Excellence Awards) court, basketball court, football oval, cricket nets, air conditioned recreational • Winner of Judges Choice – 2018 Education, Employment & Training (Dalby room, undercover play area, cinema room and fully equipped gymnasium. Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards) Planned weekend activities include shopping, clay target shooting, trips to This well-earned reputation comes from a stimulating, safe and supportive Sunshine and Gold Coast, movies at the local cinema, Kloud9 trampoline centre. environment, with a dynamic curriculum that produces quality student outcomes. Dalby State High School students have the opportunity to be part of the school Whether you are seeking an academic or vocational pathway, Dalby State High cattle show team and sheep show team. As a boarder these programs are run in School offers a programme of excellence that caters for all students. your back yard on our 800 acre farm and you can be very hands on helping with Enrol for 2020 and discover the benefits of Dalby State High School morning and night feeds. Boarders also have the opportunity to agist their horse through its signature programmes: during the school term for the equestrian programme.

To secure your pathway beyond Year 6, contact our school office on (07) 4669 0900. Places are available in all year levels.

The core business of any school is for all students to achieve their best educational outcomes. To support this ethos we have a compulsory study programme supervised by teachers from Nicholson Campus. The willingness of staff to provide tutoring affords us the opportunity to assign subject expertise based on student need and assessment load. The Bunya Campus kitchen staff provide our boarding students with a variety of fresh, nutritious meals just like home. We believe in the paddock to plate ideal and use as much farm grown produce as possible. Come for a visit to see how unique this boarding school is. Boarding positions are available and families are invited to contact the Dalby State High School Bunya Campus to view the residential facility.

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DALBY STATE SCHOOL Independent Public School Create Inspire Achieve Dalby State School is a co-educational, Independent Public School for students from Prep to Year 6. We partner with our local community to create and pursue a shared strategic direction focusing on student wellbeing and improved student outcomes, ensuring our students are the best they can be.

Experienced and professional staff deliver quality programs including our Music and Rugby League Programs of Excellence which provide a wide variety of music and sporting opportunities. We also received a Regional Showcase Award for State School of the Year in June 2018. Every year, we send teams to the OptiMinds challenge – Dalby State School is the longest participating school in the Region being involved for 30 years. We also support

many community events such as ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Relay for Life, Jump Rope for Heart, Harmony Day and the Delicious and Delightful Festival’s lantern parade. As you can see, life at Dalby State School is busy! It is about giving our students a well-rounded education so they are well placed to move with confidence through their primary school years and into high school. In this rapidly changing 21st century, we are preparing our students to meet the challenges of the future. Enrolment forms can be accessed online via the school’s website or by calling the office on 4672 3666.

DALBY STATE SCHOOL Create Inspire Achieve

• An Independent Public School • Bring Your Own Laptop Classes • On-site before and after school care • Quality Curriculum Programs for Prep – Year 6 • LIFT Playgroup and LIFT-Off Pre-Prep Program • Music and Rugby League Programs of Excellence • 2018 State School of the Year Regional Showcase Winner • 2018 Showcase Award for Excellence in the Early & Primary Years • 2018 Primary School Sports Star of the Year

Every student succeeds at Dalby State School

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Our school is progressive, busy and vibrant as we work towards supporting every child and building positive relationships with students and parents. Innovative programs such as our award winning Lift (Learning is Fun Together) Playgroup and Lift Off (pre Prep transition program) provide a smooth transition to Prep and our progressive implementation of Laptop Classes prepares our students for the future. These operate in Years 4 – 6. Students from the lower year levels have access to IPads and online learning opportunities are available to all students


OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS COLLEGE

Our Lady of the Southern Cross College (OLSCC) is a Catholic College. The values of our faith drive our relationships and strengthen the environment in which our students learn. Our focus on individual student progress is our improvement agenda. We value the learning environment. Good learning environments are orderly. As such, we have high standards and expectations in regard to uniform, behaviour, bullying, absences, mobile phones, assessment submission and engagement. By getting this right we are ensuring rigor in our teaching and excellence in our learning. The consequence of this is a shift from teacher-driven lessons to student-centred learning. We are excited by our progress at OLSCC, as we constantly strive for improvement in raising great people and lifelong learners. We cater for students across their thirteen years of schooling, as well as free playgroup from birth. Our specifically designed sectors of the College ensure that every child is known and understood. Our engagement with the Australian Curriculum is strong, as is the improvement in our student learning outcomes across all sectors of the College. Additionally, we offer a broad range of Senior Subjects via a timetable that maximises the learning time for each subject with specialist teachers. Amazingly, this timetable allows every

Year 11 & 12 student an extra 35% of class time with their teacher above the standard requirement. This simply results in greater academic success. Navigating a school can be difficult, knowing who to talk to and where to access support. We listened to community feedback, and accordingly have readily accessible support for you and your child. Our three sectors of Early Years (Prep- Yr 4), Middle Years (Yrs 5-8) and Senior Years (Yrs 9-12) each have a highly available Assistant Principal and dedicated staff who are experts that focus on age appropriate support to maximise student success. At OLSCC your child’s journey in faith and knowledge is significant. Thirteen years of education means that your family becomes part of our College, and our College becomes part of your family. Our positive and supportive College grows great people and ensures student success. If you would like to experience what every day looks like in our classrooms, contact the College office on 4672 4111 to make a time for me to show your family around. God Bless Pete Cuskelly Principal

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We are a rural school with rich community connections located at the entrance to the Bunya Mountains. Small classes enables our teaching and support staff to work together to cater for the learning needs, interests and aspirations of every student. Our school motto is in action every day for every student - “In Knowledge We Grow”. We have established an innovative student centered precinct model with a strong focus on wellbeing, high expectations and personalised learning. The precincts are: Early Years (Prep to Year 2), Middle Years (Year 3 to 6), Junior Secondary (Year 7 to 9) and Senior (Year 10). We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) School with the expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be An Active Learner ensuring all students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Bell is an attractive school with a mixture of high and low set buildings with landscaped grounds, tennis courts, outdoor fitness circuit, swimming pool and dedicated play areas with play equipment for various age groups. To find out more please visit our webpage or call us on 4679 2333.

JIMBoUR State School

Jimbour State School is a small rural school located approximately 20 minutes from Dalby. Our strong community connections support the growth and development of our school and students. Jimbour House being one of those connections, enriches the historical learning and deepens the knowledge and understanding of this history for our students. The school is surrounded by farming families whom form an important part of our school’s culture. Our learning environments are engaging and inviting, all classes are small which enables staff to support students, and assist them to reach their goals. Lessons cater for all learning needs, interests and aspirations so that every student is able to achieve. The school values are Safety, Responsibility, Respect, Resilience and Being a learner, which are very important to staff, community, parents and students. Our school motto is Sow Wisely Reap Richly. We have a fully equipped computer lab, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards that are used to enhance the learning of our students. Computer coding is taught throughout the whole school. Learning is our priority, and we have strong connections with neighbouring larger schools. These schools support us with Arts Council, Sporting Carnivals and Technology lessons. As a small school it is important to give our students every possible opportunity that we can, so we endeavour to participate in all the small schools sporting carnivals, excursions and camps. Jimbour State School has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, science and sustainability, while these are our high priorities we cover all areas of the Australian curriculum. We place high importance on the “whole child”, the health and wellbeing of students is an essential part of their development as individuals. We value individual success as each child improves as an individual.

Established in 1873. Located 20 minutes from Dalby and 5 minutes from Jimbour House. The focus at Jimbour State School is on every student learning every day. We celebrate achievement, improvement and success in a caring environment. We appreciate everything the community, parents, staff and students do for our school. Visit us at www.jimbourss.eq.edu.au or call 4663 6120 to learn more about us today.

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ST JOSEPH’S CHINCHILLA St Joseph’s School, Chinchilla offers a Catholic education for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. We are a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive learning community that embraces the dignity and unique qualities of each child. With a passion for learning and following in the footsteps of Christ, St Joseph’s students strive for excellence in all areas of life.

CHINCHILLA STUDENT BOARDING ACCOMMODATION

Our philosophy is to allow for the full personal development of our students. This development embraces their physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual nature. Each child is respected as an individual and every effort is made to cater for the individual needs of each student. Our goal is that our students leave Year 6 with what they need to be successful in high school and beyond. In order to achieve this goal, we expect a high academic and behavioral standard. These standards mean that our staff, students and parents know what is expected and this enables our staff and students to focus on learning. St Joseph’s has a supportive parent community is very involved in school life. They take an active part in their child’s education by maintaining contact with class teachers to discuss their children’s progress. We also urge parents to become a part of the everyday life of the school and to assist wherever possible resulting in a partnership between school and home that is one of support, encouragement and love.

As a vital place of Christian faith, we nourish and support the student’s own faith journey through the experiences they encounter at school. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities including sporting, cultural and academic opportunities. St Joseph’s offers more than an education…it provides a supportive and encouraging environment for everyone to learn and grow and achieve their individual potential…come and join us!

Melissa Hobson Principal

Leichhardt House is a comfortable and secure facility that allows boarders not only the opportunity to attend Chinchilla State High School and Chinchilla Christian College, but also to participate in school extra-curricular activities and social functions as well as community-based sport, music tuition and dance. During the week we provide all the comforts of home in an environment where the health, well-being and safety of all boarders is measured and managed through a carefully planned pastoral care system, underpinned by the structures necessary for a successful, contemporary, communal living experience. This includes three meals and fresh lunches daily; laundering of school uniform daily; formal supervised study periods each evening; monitored and secure, fast internet access. Numbers at Leichhardt House are limited.

Leichhardt House Student Hostel Chinchilla

Located close to Chinchilla State High School, Leichhardt House provides weekly boarding that allows students from the Western Downs region to attend Chinchilla schools. Leichhardt House managers’, Shaun and China Hall have an extensive background in residential education which has enabled them to have a well-developed understanding of many of the difficulties facing young people living away from home, some for the first time. Shaun and China see the value in developing and maintaining good systems and structures as the basis for this friendly and happy community. Features of the service at Leichhardt House include: all meals including fresh lunches made daily; formal study sessions with access to Maths and English teachers; uniform laundered daily; modern and secure facilities and accommodation; access to community activities such as swimming; music; sports; art. Leichhardt House has been in operation for more than 20 years, consistently offering a cost-effective way for rural and isolated students to continue their education in mainstream schools.

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Our school utilizes a range of resources to support student achievement. Contemporary technologies are an important tool in students’ daily learning experiences to enhance student learning. We continue to see strong improvements in student progress and achievement in all learning areas due to our consistent school-wide approach to reading and other core academic areas.

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KAIMKILLENBUN STATE SCHOOL

Our rural school, affectionately known as The ‘Bun School, is a multigrade co-educational state school situated about 25 km north of Dalby and at the gateway to the Bunya Mountains. Currently the school consists of one multi-age class from Prep to Year 6 with a central focus on optimising the individual’s learning in a supportive, flexible small school environment that promotes lifelong learners. Highly experienced staff with a focus on the student personalised learning. Kaimkillenbun State School provides a range of sporting, cultural, social and academic opportunities. These include small school sporting carnivals, eisteddfods, whole school excursions and attending community events throughout the year. At The ‘Bun’ School, parents, staff and students work hard to achieve the values of friendship, working together, respect, responsibility and giving your best. Parents are actively involved in supporting the many aspects of their child’s education. Our P & C is committed to providing quality resources and opportunities for the students. Our grounds provide a range of opportunities to students play with a large oval, a new playground as well as other play equipment, as well as a tennis court. Kaimkillenbun school the small school with a big vision. Co-curricular activities • Small School sport carnivals including Cricket, Soccer, Netball, Softball and Touch Football • Specialised swimming lessons at the Dalby Aquatic Centre • Participation in Under 8’s Day Celebrations • Community events such as ANZAC Day and involvement with activities and events with Western Downs Regional Council such as Leadership programs. • Whole School Excursions – including visiting the Ipswich Rail Museum, a performance at QPAC • Networking with other small schools in the Dalby Cluster to attend excursions and events • Kaimkillenbun SS P&C Annual Trail Bike Ride; • An active Project Club which raise funds for “Go Green” reward days, resources, school camps • A variety of twice a term “Go Green” reward activities provided enrichment for students who follow the school rules and model our school values on a consistent basis.

ANGLICAN CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Churchie boarding student Angus Pearce from Longreach

My Churchie boarding experience I started boarding at Churchie in Year 7, and I am loving every second of it. Before I started, I was nervous of what it would be like. Now that I am here, I am really happy that I chose this school because of all the fun things that you can do, which I wouldn’t be able to do at home or at other schools. When I first arrived at Churchie, I thought that it would be very strict and I wouldn’t be allowed to do most things. However, I soon realised there are really nice people here and, even though there are rules, they are easy to follow. I only knew my mates from home, but all of the other boys were really nice to me, and we all became friends very quickly. I settled into the boarding house and only got homesick once. My advice for boys starting at a boarding school is to always be yourself and don’t pretend to be somebody else. I think that is how you will find your best friends. Also, have fun, and make the most of everything you do, because not many kids have this opportunity.

Angus Pearce

Year 10 Goodwin House Anglican Church Grammar School Oaklands Parade East Brisbane, Queensland

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THE MAKING OF MEN

The mission statement of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), ‘the making of men’, encapsulates an approach to educating boys that has been at Churchie’s core since its founding in 1912. Churchie achieves the making of men through a balanced education across the four tenets of academic excellence, personal growth, spiritual awareness and service. Boys are encouraged to pursue excellence in all dimensions of their schooling life, from the classroom to the stage and sporting fields. At every turn, the best educators and facilities are at their disposal, ready to unlock the potential of every young man.

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Roma Rural Student Hostel is an established boarding facility providing excellent home away from home accommodation for students grades 7 to 12 who wish to study in Roma. Roma Rural Student Hostel (RRSH) provides top quality accommodation and pastoral care for students from rural and remote areas who wish to study their secondary education attending either Roma State College or St John’s College. With a vision that enriches and enhances the boarding experience, Roma Rural Student Hostel is a first class residence option for rural and remote students. RRSH encourages boarders to participate from enjoyment and reward, achieve and excel as individuals and contribute to the community life with enthusiasm and courage. The facility has high quality single bedroom capacity for 21 students. RRSH has been an intrinsic part of the Roma education framework celebrating its 27 years anniversary in 2019. RRSH is owned by the Maranoa Regional Council, administered by a voluntary committee and is operated by experienced house parent, Janice Colley. The Roma Rural Student Hostel is committed to providing a highly valued boarding service, which supports students in their personal development and education in a safe and caring environment. Roma Rural Student Hostel now has vacancies for 2020 contact us on 07 4622 4116 or 0411 728 009

ST JOHN’S SCHOOl

St John’s School, Roma is a Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational school which offers students a comprehensive educational opportunity in a rural setting. From its beginning, the Sisters of Mercy established a caring and respectful ethos based on the values of Compassion, Respect, Justice and Excellence. This ethos continues to permeate every aspect of learning at St John’s. From as young as four years of age, every student undertakes a curriculum based on Christian values which offers a wide range of quality educational opportunities to foster spiritual, academic, physical and cultural development. Within the School, every student is encouraged to become an independent thinker able to reflect critically, communicate effectively, exercise resilience and develop emphatic relationships. We challenge every student to ‘have a go’ and to ‘do your personal best’. Our extensive curriculum provides opportunity for every student to explore possibilities and focus on their interests and strengths in a vibrant, exciting and balanced learning environment. St John’s prides itself in providing up-to-date and state-of-the-art facilities with a range of technology solutions to support student learning that is available from Prep. Our Learning Support team also provides assistance to a range of students to optimise their learning opportunities and interaction within the classroom and wider school community. Together with the formal academic curriculum, there is a diverse range of extracurricular opportunities including sporting, cultural, community and academic programs. St John’s School offers students a safe, compassionate and stimulating environment whereby every individual is included and has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We invite you to contact us and find out more about what makes St John’s unique. Donaugh Shirley Principal

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TARA SHIRE STATE COLLEGE

Established in 1912, Tara Shire State College offers a seamless education from Prep to Year 12 in a co-educational setting located in the Western Downs Region. The College curriculum framework offers a diverse and rich education to students in the early, middle and senior phases of learning. Our preliminary NAPLAN data in 2019 has shown significant improvement across all domains especially in reading throughout the college. Our relative gain has been the result of significant support been provided in learning support in the junior and senior secondary in English, Mathematics and Science classes. A special education program supports students with a disability by providing individualised education plan, which address academic needs and life skills. The college has an inclusion support plan, ensuring all students succeed in their learning journey. Embracing the ethos of positive behaviour for learning (PBL), the college emphasises values education through weekly social skilling lessons. Thanks to local community support, approximately one-third of senior students undertake a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship across a broad range of industries. Our students travel at school expense to engage in courses and modules throughout the region, ensuring we are providing the best possible pathways for learning and future employment. All students benefit from a range of extra-curricular activities, including sport, instrumental music, agriculture, camps and eisteddfods. The range of Tara Shire State College provides a high quality co-education from Prep through to Year 12. Our College is a proud state school nurturing the development of the individual through all phases of learning. The College consists of two phases for learning, Primary (Prep-Yr 6) and Secondary (Year 7-12). It is the mission of the College to offer a caring and supportive approach to individual learning coupled with high expectations in performance and behaviour to provide the educational pathways families are seeking for their children. Our staff support all students throughout their years at the College. They have high expectations and recognise that every student can achieve academic success. We share the responsibility with families and students for assisting each student in attaining his/her educational goals.

Co-curricular Activities The following Enhancement and Enrichment Programs are offered to our students throughout the school year. Instrumental Music, Optiminds, Camps and Excursions, Premiers Reading Challenge, Readers Cup Dynamic Deadly, Robotics, Art Club, Careers Counselling,Wonder of Science, STEM, Agricultural ShowsCattle and many more. Our TAD (Tara Athlete Development) squad encompasses key training regimes for multiple sports. The program has nurtured some 40 regional sporting representatives this year, an increase from 14 students in 2018. We are proud of their achievements and the dedicated staff who coordinate these activities. Tara SSC is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which all students can strive to reach their full potential. Our college climate is continually improving with the development of more intentionally inviting classrooms and learning environments. The staff of the college recognises the need to have high expectations, engaged learning and focused teaching in their classrooms and with this comes a dynamic curriculum that caters for the wide variety of students that attend our college. We welcome you to take a tour of our facilities and discuss your expectations with our school leadership team.

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ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

At St Patrick’s we offer a quality Catholic co-educational experience from Prep to Year 6. With a curriculum based on providing a comprehensive educational program with planned learning experiences we enable students to strive for academic excellence and encourage them to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and our understanding of and love for Jesus. ‘Unity is strength’ is our school motto and we bring this to life by promoting relationships built upon mutual respect, trust and faith. It is through these relationships that develop positive and close partnerships between school and home; enabling us to achieve the best educational outcomes for your child. As the first educators of children, parents are encouraged to actively participate in the day to day learning of their children at St Patrick’s. A student’s self-esteem can increase greatly when they see family supporting them in their learning journey. Our professional and dedicated staff endeavour to deliver a curriculum that is both exciting and innovative, using up to date technology and resources across the whole school. It is as a result of this dedication that

students continue to demonstrate improvement with upward trends in NAPLAN results across Years 3 and 5 over the last five years. As a school we provide support to students who have particular learning needs and do this in conjunction with visiting psychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and learning support officers from outside agencies as well as the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office. This specialist support allows class teachers to address all student needs, and ensures all students are provided with quality differentiated teaching. Students at St Patrick’s also enjoy a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, sporting opportunities, religious celebrations and community service alongside the academic program. We are a very proud local school and it is our hope that our students, whatever they do in life, will be able to recall the values we hold true here at St Patrick’s, to help them along life’s journey. Brendan Redinger Principal

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TOOWOOMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Join in the success of a Catholic school

Catholic school communities are places where families and staff share the incredibly important responsibility of nurturing and inspiring the unlimited potential of every student. All 31 Catholic system schools, from Highfields in the east, Roma in the north and Stanthorpe in the south, share the challenging mission to be exemplary places of scholarship and faith where all students experience academic success within a distinctive Catholic environment. There are many reasons why students flourish in our school but the most important of these is our staff. After the family the teacher is the most influential person in the lives of students whilst they are at school. Our staff are some of the best in the business and fully understand the life-changing power of education. As Executive Director I am extremely proud of the exceptional work happening in our schools, led and supported by highly qualified staff who act in partnership with parents to bring out the best in every student. Welcoming parents as active partners in the education process is a vital ingredient of success at school. Parents are uniquely positioned to help their child develop a positive disposition towards school where they can feel secure, where they are known and valued and where they can learn and achieve successfully. The partnership between parent, student and teacher is crucial to 13 years of successful schooling and the strength of that partnership will always ensure the best outcome for the student. I thank all families who are sharing in this journey with us and extend an invitation to all to experience the positive difference our schools are making in the lives of students. A Catholic education is affordable and open to all.

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