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Why choose our school?

At Kuraby State School, we hold a vision for a smart, skilled and
creative Queensland. We have an absolute focus on providing every student with a high-quality education and commit to doing whatever it takes for each student to succeed. We have a deep moral purpose for enriching the lives of all students and their families through a collective responsibility for their well-being and learning.
  Our strong emphasis on building and maintaining quality relationships means that every child is encouraged to develop their potential in safe, rich and engaging learning environments, which nurture the desire to learn to light the spark to the engine of achievement.

Our school acknowledges this land and its traditional owners. The name Kuraby comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘a place of many springs.’ It was given this name because the local environment was a marshland and water from these springs formed the nearby Bulimba Creek and Slacks Creek. The settlement of Kuraby began in 1860 after the land was cleared for farming.

Our primary school is located in the Education Queensland region of Metropolitan South. We are a Prep to Year 6 school situated on Beenleigh Road in Kuraby. Our school has seen a substantial amount of growth since it first opened with 40 students in 1928 at its original location in Alpita Street. In 1972, our school relocated to Beenleigh Road as the original buildings were bursting at the seams with students. Over the past 87 years, we have grown from 271 students in 1978 to 457, which is our current student enrolment as of December 2016.

Our sc
hool comprises of 19 classes in a co-educational setting. The passionate and dedicated staff working at our school include 1 Principal, 1 Deputy Principal, 1 Administrative Officer, 1 Business Services Manager, 1 leadership team  (including 2 Heads of Curriculum, 1 SEP teacher and 1 Community Teacher),
1 pre-Prep & Playgroup teacher, 2 support teachers, 20 classroom teachers,
 6 specialist teachers, 15 educational assistants, 1 janitor and 3 cleaners. Located on our grounds is the school Library, Tuckshop, multi-purpose hall and Outside School Hours Care centre; Jabiru Kids.
Our teachers are highly-skilled leaders of learning who work collaboratively in year level teams. They are committed to high expectations; which means not only do they never give up on a child, but they are innovative and professional everyday towards providing learning opportunities that motivate and challenge our students to reach their potential, holistically and individually. Our teachers deliver a broad, rigorous curriculum focused on creating successful learners, confident individuals and active, informed citizens. There are nine compulsory learning areas that form the Australian Curriculum. These are: English, Maths, Science, Humanities (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship), Technologies, Health and Physical Education, LOTE (Japanese) and The Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, Media & Visual Arts).
Our students represent 26 diverse countries of origin. 75% are Australian Citizens and 70% were born in Australia. 63% of students speak one or more languages other than English in their home environment. 62% of these students were born in Australia.
A total of 41 different languages are spoken by our student population. Our school population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is 2%.

Situated in the most multi-cultural electorate in Queensland, we are committed to supporting students and families from a diverse range of ethnicities. We operate within a strong values-driven framework underpinned by trust, respect and opportunities for all. Our positive school-wide culture results in harmony in the school and is celebrated within the community.