Our Community - 2020


Welcome to our great school community!

St George State School community is made up of the staff, students and parents who collectively work together to set the tone of safety, responsibility and respect for each other across the whole school campus.

The Leadership Team consists of the Principal, Mrs Ronnie Kostaschuk; Deputy Principal Mrs Glenda Moloney and a Head of Special Education Services, Mrs Vicky Parker.

The Administration Staff of the office consists of the Business Manager, Mrs Debbie Kings; and our front office staff Mrs Ruth Beeson and Miss Kaitlyn Turnbull. Miss Kaitlyn Turnbull is our Student Welfare Officer.

We believe in community engagement and community support. We invest in a community engagement team, Mrs Kate Riley and Mrs Liz Sanford who run Sunrise Playgroup every Wednesday and Thursday morning. The Leadership Team engage community agencies to work within and alongside the school to support families and students; spend time in the community chatting with families and take families and students to engage with support services – such as hearing screening or vision screening.

We boast 11 Classrooms from Prep - Year 6 across the campus.  In Prep we invest in full time teacher aides so that our youngest learners receive the intensive attention and support for their first year of education. In 2019, we engaged the services of an Early Years Coach, Mrs Jessica Morris to work in our Junior School Classrooms (Prep and Year 1/2) to develop the Age Appropriate Pedagogies required in the Early Years.

We boast fully refurbished classrooms across our whole school campus, designed to ensure students can focus and concentrate with minimal noise distraction, boast the best in acoustic conditions and technological advances for our students:

·      floors and ceilings have been insulated and high density carpet laid;

·      acoustic ceiling tiles;

·      installation of dividing walls and solid core doors between classrooms;

·   soundfield systems installed in the ceilings;

·      hearing augmentation for students with hearing aides;

·      65” interactive screens which connect to the teachers’ laptops;

·      Computer benches;

·      upgraded data cabinets with high speed internet capability;

·      Sliding windows coated with anti-glare glazing;

·      Roller blinds;

·   Crim safe security screens;

·   Crim safe security on back stairwell to prevent roof access;

·      New furniture including desks, chairs, tidy trays, teacher desks, teacher chairs and bookshelves.

We have two specialist teachers - Health and Physical Education, Mrs Kellie Webster and The Arts Teacher, Mrs Sue Anderson. Every class in every year level will attend these specialist lessons. Our Language Other Than English (L.O.T.E) is the indigenous languages of the local community, which is taught by our Year 3-6 teachers, with support from our indigenous community.

Our specialist support staff, the Head of Special Education Services, Special Education Teachers and the Deputy Principal work to implement intervention programs, Individual Curriculum Plans and support teachers to differentiate the curriculum in their classrooms.

Our ancillary staff consists of teacher aides trained in the reading, sight word, phonemic awareness and speech-sound-pics and who work extensively in classrooms.  They have strong skills in all areas of numeracy and problem solving.  All teacher aides support intervention programs in small groups or one-to-one with students. We invest in speech therapy teacher aide time for students who require this level of support.

Our Chappy Andrew works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He runs lunchtime clubs in the Chappy Room, runs programs for supporting students and visits classrooms to see students at work. He provides pastoral care - if any child is upset or needs support to make friends – Chappy Andrew is on the task! He can provide book packs and class supplies, uniforms, lunches, food hampers and other clothing items to support children at school or families in their homes.

We look forward to a fantastic 2020 with all families and friends of St George State School. 

St George State School, the school of choice for families in the Balonne Shire.

Last reviewed 07 April 2020
Last updated 07 April 2020