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About Woodstock State School

 

Woodstock State School was opened on 8 September, 1890.  In 2015 our school  celebrated 125 years with a gala event and this year is also the year for our biennial Country Fair to be held in late August.

It is located at Woodstock approx 42 km south/west of Townsville.

The district is primarily a rural area, producing beef cattle and small crop farming. It is however taking on a semi-rural face with large blocks of land being subdivided into small acreage—20 to 50 acre blocks. This making way for growth in the area and subsequent growth in our school.

Our motto “Each day brings a chance to do better”, highlights our belief that everything, no matter how good it may seem, can be made better. Our students and staff are constantly pushing standards higher and refusing to rest on past achievements.

The school has steadily grown over the years and we currently have 56 students enrolled in Prep- Year 6.

Composite classes operate with the combinations being (Prep, 1), (2/3),(4,5; and,6).

The school is serviced by the following dedicated staff:

  • 1 teaching principal
  • 3 primary teachers
  • 1 STLAN teacher
  • 3 teacher aides
  • Chaplain
  • Administration assistant- AO2
  • Cleaner
  • Groundsperson

We have a visiting music teacher, Languages other than English (LOTE) teacher, physical education teacher, guidance officer, behavioural management support teacher, plus other visiting personnel based on students' needs.

With over 30 years teaching experience, our principal, Mrs Allison Greenaway, offers a wealth of experience and knowledge of how children learn, which benefits all in our school. Coaching and mentoring of teachers to constantly improve their teaching strategies is an on-going initiative of our Principal. Mrs Greenaway personally teaches our senior class to ensure they are ready to move on to High School.

The school is a 'Sunsmart' school where the staff and students must wear broad brimmed or bucket hats when out in the playground.  The rule "no hat , no collar- no play" is strictly upheld.