Welcome to Waraburra State School. Our school prides itself on enhancing all
students’ learning. Our goal is to have 100% of students at or above National
Minimum Standards in literacy and numeracy. We also aim to have over 80% of students
attaining a “C” or greater in English, Mathematics and Science.
In addition, our school programs focus on developing
students’ social and emotional learning. We have implemented the Kids Matter
Framework and PBL (Positive Behaviour Learning). We strive to create a positive
and safe learning environment for all students.
Waraburra State School is situated in the township of
Gracemere, on the western outskirts of Rockhampton in Central Queensland. We
are a rapidly growing school community due to the many housing developments in
Gracemere. We are very proud of our local heritage. Our school name comes from
the language of the Darumbal people who are the traditional owners of this
area. The Wara (wild guava) clan (Burra)
lived in the Gracemere vicinity. Our school symbol represents the wara flower
and encompasses the four main groups in our school. This is represented by four people holding
hands – students, parents, staff and the wider community. At Waraburra State
School we believe through working and learning together, we can build a strong
school community. To this end partnerships
in learning are crucial to successful outcomes.
The current enrolment is 380 students at the start of
2020. Our programs cater for students in
prep through to year 6. We have an
inclusive philosophy to support all students with their learning and
Our staff are very professional, committed and caring,
dedicated to the task of educating our students. Our curriculum is aligned with the Australian
Curriculum and our staff demonstrates a commitment to ensuring quality teaching
and learning occurring everyday within a safe, supportive school environment.
The school offers physical education, music, instrumental
music, STEM and Japanese programs with specialist trained staff. The school also offers students the
opportunity to be involved in singing and signing choirs. These groups perform in the local community
including regular performances at the local aged care facility. We encourage our students to participate in a
wide range of cultural and musical events within the Gracemere Community.
Our resources and facilities are expanding commensurate with
our rapid enrolment growth. Two new
buildings have been built to meet the needs of our growing student populate. Significantly one of the highlights is the
building of the ICT Innovation Centre.
The centre has enabled our school to work with students in multimedia
and robotics as well as providing the opportunity for greater depth of student
knowledge around science and mathematics.
The school also has a 25m pool located offsite. Classrooms have electronic whiteboards and a
wide range of technology devices to enhance student learning opportunities.
We work in partnership with our parents and community to
enable all our students to reach their full potential. The school utilizes the Positive Behaviour
Learning framework to model and teach acceptable social and learning behaviours
which are essential part of their learning for life. This is integrated into our Responsible
Waraburra State School is a uniform school conforming to
the dress code and we encourage all our students to wear their full school
uniform with pride.
It is a great honour to have the position of principal to
lead this great school, which provides many rich opportunities for our students
Mr J Jepson
Waraburra State School