Shailer Park State School continues to stand out in the region as a school that offers opportunities for all its students.
Programs include instrumental bands, Japanese taught from Year 3, and dance groups that are pitched at either eisteddfods, or just for fun at lunch time.
There are clubs across the school which include gardening, both junior and senior choir, coding and art clubs.
There is a dedicated wellbeing hub that is fully staffed and available for all students.
All these activities are designed to support students, to love their school and learning environment.
“We invest in our student leaders, through programs that run through Years 5 and 6,” principal Karen Kuskey said.
“Each year our leaders attend the National Leaders Conference, that is held at the Brisbane Convention Centre. This builds their capacity to be the best leaders they can be, and in turn supports all our students.”
Investment has continued this year into Shailer Park State School and the community, with new basketball courts. There will also be new cricket pitches, hand ball courts, tennis and volleyball facilities.
“This will set our students up to transition with excellence to any of our local high schools,” Ms Kuskey said.
“Our upper school students are offered opportunities to participate in gala days at a range of high schools across the region in basketball, AFL and rugby league.
“We have a whole child approach to education that sees the importance of age-appropriate pedagogy, that gives every child the opportunity to engage with their learning.
“Systematic synthetic phonics is our approach for teaching reading, where we begin in Prep by teaching our students letters and sounds. From there we build their confidence and success in reading and writing.
“We offer intervention and extension opportunities from Prep to Year Six.”
Shailer Park is a large school that cares about its whole community.