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Queens Beach State School (prep to year 6 plus C&K Kindergarten) provides ‘large school’ opportunities with a ‘small school’ culture. We acknowledge the vital role of families as their child’s first teachers. We are very friendly and have a calm approach to working with your child.

Our core values include high student attendance rates, community involvement, positive behaviour, and multiple opportunities for students to reach their full potential. Staff members build positive relationships with parents and the wider community through effective communication.

We host events such as, the Annual Fete, Under 8’s Week, Book Fair and NAIDOC Week celebrations. Our 'School Wide Positive Behaviour Support' program provides instruction on appropriate social skills. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of academic and sporting events both school and community based. The school provides a high level of sporting instruction and is well known for sporting achievements at both district and state levels.

Our curriculum priority is to immerse students in the Australian Curriculum (AC) through explicit instruction in all subject areas. We use the 'Curriculum Into the Classroom' Units (C2C Units) to deliver the AC. The school’s curriculum co-ordinator/ master teacher works closely with classroom teachers to implement whole school programs and monitor student learning goals and targets. Queens Beach State School is equipped with learning support and special education teachers who work closely with classroom teachers and differentiate the curriculum.

Strategies to improve numeracy results include:

  • Daily number fact practice.
  • Implementation of the ‘Elementary Maths Mastery’ strategies.
  • Daily Consolidations in powerpoints.
  • Access to school purchased programs such as Study Ladder

 

Strategies to improve literacy results include:

  • Early Intervention through ‘Barbara Brann’s Building Blocks’ (prep and year 1).
  • Whole school writing approach using ‘The Seven Steps to Writing Success’ program.
  • The implementation of reading comprehension programs for all year Levels.
  • Explicit guided reading lessons in all classrooms.
  • Implementing Lyn Sharratt's ‘Putting Faces on the Data - Research based Parameters for Learning Improvements in Reading’.

 

Our focus on reading, writing and numeracy has seen 2015's Naplan results for years 3 and years 5 being similar to the national mean with continued focus needed on spelling in year 3 and writing in year 5.

We have high expectation of both our students and ourselves, yet we always have time for fun. However we can only make a difference to your child's learning improvement if they are here 'every day possible'.

Please visit us for a tour of our beautiful classrooms, grounds and gardens.