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Principal's welcome

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I am very proud to introduce you to Surfers Paradise State School. We have a great school that is committed to delivering a high quality education to all students. I feel very privileged to be Principal of our school.

Our experienced and committed staff provide quality teaching and engaging learning activities that match children’s interests and developmental needs as they progress through each year level. We have high expectations of all students and we work hard to support every one of them to achieve their best. Surfers Paradise State School also embraces the diversity that exists within our school community. Children enrolled in the school have the opportunity to make friends with children from across the globe. Of our 650 students, 37% of students have another language spoken at home, 52 countries are represented, 41 different languages are spoken and almost ⅓ of students speak another language.

We believe that every student is capable of learning and it is important that they readily experience success. We ensure that students with particular gifts, talents, interests and needs are supported through our curriculum and extra-curricular programs.

As parents and carers, you play a major role in your child’s educational development. Your positive attitude towards education, the teacher and school in general, will assist in your child’s enthusiasm for learning. Trusting and positive working relationships between the child, teacher and parents and carers are vital at Surfers Paradise State School as this leads to greater success for our students. Building a consistent work ethic is also very important to us. We support children to develop positive classroom and playground behaviours. Our behaviour standards are very high and I am constantly impressed by the manners, attitudes and enthusiasm of our children.

Students, parents and carers and staff find that Surfers Paradise State School has a very positive school climate where community and parental involvement is a key feature. Our P&C Association provide a great support to our school as well as opportunities for parents and carers to contribute and to get to know each other. Our children, parents, carers and staff take pride in being part of our community and I invite new families to come and find out more about our excellent school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs De Parker
Principal
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Last reviewed 11 November 2019
Last updated 11 November 2019