Welcome to our great school community!
St George State School community is made
up of the staff, students and parents/carers 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 Carole Douglas; Deputy Principal Mrs Glenda Moloney and a Head
of Special Education Services, Mrs Alison Fisher.
The Administration Staff of the office consists
of the Business Manager, Mrs Debbie Kings; and our front office staff Mrs Ruth
Beeson and Mrs Kate Riley. Mrs Kate Riley is our Student Welfare Officer.
We believe in community engagement and
community support. We invest in a community engagement team, consisting of Mrs Shirley Hiles, and Ms Sarah Wilson who run Sunrise
Playgroup every 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 have 7 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. Age Appropriate Pedagogies forms the foundation for our pedagogical approach to education in Prep - Year 2.
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:
and ceilings have been insulated and high density carpet laid;
of dividing walls and solid core doors between classrooms;
systems installed in the ceilings;
augmentation for students with hearing aides;
interactive screens which connect to the teachers’ laptops;
data cabinets with high speed internet capability;
windows coated with anti-glare glazing;
safe security screens;
safe security on back stairwell to prevent roof access;
furniture including desks, chairs, tidy trays, teacher desks, teacher chairs
Every classroom has access to ICT equipment in their own teaching space. Prep to Year 2 have a bank of 6 ipads each. Year 1/2 have 3 desktop computers. Year 3/4 have 4 ipads and 3 desktop computers. The Year 5/6 Classrooms have a class set of laptops to share amongst their classrooms according to their need.
We boast a purpose built fully equipped Computer Lab Facility with 30 computers and an interactive smart screen panel so that our students can access this level of technology and develop their ICT skills.
In 2021 we have launched our DigiTec Space - where STEAM occurs. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics. Our teachers are skilled in ICT and STEAM knowledge and use this to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
Our Resource Centre (library) was renovated over the 2020 Christmas Vacation by the P&C Association. The P&C installed new shelving in the Resource Centre so as to open up this space and make it more functional for our school community. These renovations are continuing as we furnish and establish the new Resource Centre environment.
We have three specialist teachers:
and Physical Education, Mr Nathan Brock
The Arts Teacher, Mrs Sue Anderson and
Science Teacher, Mrs Rina Bowhay.
Every class in every year level will attend these specialist
Students in Year 4-6 also have the opportunity to access the Instrumental Music program with Miss Nia Hadenfeldt.
Our Language Other Than English (L.O.T.E) is the indigenous languages
of the local community, which is taught by our Year 5/6 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 specialist support staff also consists of a Senior Guidance Officer, Mrs Annette Woodrow and a Senior Guidance Officer, Mrs Janette Desi. They work closely with the Head of Special Education Service, Mrs Alison Fisher to ensure that all students are supported in both social emotional wellbeing and learning outcomes.
We have a regional Speech Language Pathologist who visits our school to support students who require speech or language intervention programs.
Our ancillary staff consists of teacher
aides who work extensively in classrooms and are trained in reading and sight word and phonemic awareness. 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
Our Chappy Andrew works Monday and Tuesday. 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 2023 with all
families and friends of St George State School.
St George State School, the school of choice
for families in the Balonne Shire.