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Why choose our school?

At Petrie State School, we offer… 


  • Education from Prep to Year 6
  • An expectation that students be responsible, well-mannered and well presented
  • The reality that teachers send their children to our school
  • A school culture based on positive and productive relationships

Teaching and Learning

  • Learning programs aligned with the Australian Curriculum and focussed on every student achieving
  • Primary focus on Literacy and Numeracy
  • Evidence-based teaching strategies
  • Teachers analysing and responding to student achievement data
  • High learning expectations and standards
  • Inclusive education 
  • Specialist Music and Arts Teacher
    • Classroom Music
    • Instrumental Music
    • Dance and Drama
    • Junior and Senior Choir
  • Specialist Physical Education teacher
    • Physical Education lessons
    • Structured school sports program
    • Cross Country, Swimming and Track and Field Carnivals
    • Ball games tournament
    • Learn to Swim
    • Opportunities to attend trials and compete in a range of sports at a District and Regional level
  • Japanese
  • Staff who continually work to improve their skills

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Academic competitions
  • Choirs
  • Instrumental Music
  • Participation in Creative Generation: State Schools on Stage
  • District and Regional sport competitions
  • After school sport programs

A Supportive and Caring Environment

  • A warm, caring and friendly environment
  • Posiutive Behaviour for Learning
  • Support for students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • A Student Welfare team, Guidance Officer and School Chaplain
  • A focus on student wellbeing

Our Environment and Facilities

  • A bush setting, sometimes visited by koalas
  • A variety of classroom designs from traditional to flexible learning spaces
  • Interactive whiteboards and data projectors in all teaching spaces
  • All classrooms air-conditioned 
  • Large play areas, three adventure playgrounds and two ovals
  • A well-resourced and air-conditioned Library
  • Two internet capable computer labs
  • Snack Shack opened daily
  • A hall, available for community hire
  • Uniform shop

Community Engagement Opportunities

  • Transition programs with Kindergarten and Day Care Centres, and local High Schools
  • Active P&C Association
  • Frequent after school sport programs
  • Outside School Hours Care
  • Vacation Care