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Our school at a glance

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 are committed 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 89 years, we have grown from 271 students in 1978 to 460, which is our current student enrolment as of December 2017.

Our school comprises of 19 classes in a co-educational setting. The dedicated staff working at our school include 1 Principal, 1 Deputy Principal, 1 Administrative Officer, 1 Business Manager, 1 Head of Curriculum, 1 Master Teacher, 2 Special Education Projects (SEP) teachers, 1 support teacher, 1 English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) teacher, 1 Early Years teacher for our Pre-Prep program & Playgroup, 20 classroom teachers, 5 specialist teachers, 1 speech-language pathologist, 19 educational assistants, 1 janitor and 3 cleaners. We offer a school Library, Tuckshop, multi-purpose hall, instrumental and music programs, iPads and laptops, sports program, an Outside Hours School Care centre (Jabiru Kids) and more!

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 eight compulsory learning areas taught in the Australian Curriculum. These are English, Maths, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship), Technologies, Health and Physical Education, Language other than English (LOTE) (Japanese) and The Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, Media & Visual Arts)

Our students represent 25 diverse countries of origin:

  • 75% are Australian Citizens
  • 71% were born in Australia
  • 33% of students speak one or more languages other than English in their home environment
  • 53% of these students were born in Australia.
  • A total of 37 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 backgrounds. We have a strong emphasis on trust, respect and opportunities for all. Our positive school-wide culture promotes harmony and celebrates diversity.