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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Babinda P-12 State School. I am confident that you will find our school a safe, engaging and rewarding educational facility.

Proven track record

As a school and a community we encourage excellence, applaud achievement and celebrate diversity. Our school proudly boasts an almost 100% success rate providing students with a real life pathway post schooling – learning, training and employment. Our graduates have received entry to Australia’s most prominent University programs and our school counts amidst its past students some notable national and international business and professional success stories. (See our Past Students section)

Distinctive identity

Central to our school’s distinctive identity and offerings is that we are absolutely driven to do whatever it takes, by personalising learning, to make sure that every student meets their highest academic potential. One of our strongest strategies for this is our Babinda performance pact, a signed agreement between parents, students and the school which ensures no student’s academic success is left to chance and that the focus of our learning, learning support and tuition resources are invested to provide the greatest effect .

Seamless education

Babinda P-12 State School is committed to the seamless transition of students with:

  • A nurturing environment in the early years from Prep through primary school where safety, health and caring strengthen teacher, student and parent relationships and a strong focus is placed on providing a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy fundamentals as well as higher order thinking skills and technology use.
  • A supportive early secondary school setting where the values of integrity, diligence, compassion and respect are forged through varied curriculum opportunities. We know that students in this phase experience an unmatched period of cognitive, physical, social and emotional change and this is supported through strong staff relationships, goal setting and by engaging students in authentic and meaningful learning.
  • A flexible and innovative senior program which offers a wide variety of high quality pathways to post schooling success for students. Our learning options are enriched by providing students with the opportunity to study both a rigorous academic program or vocational and trade options via face to face learning, virtual learning or through external TAFE providers. Many of our students also access early entry programs into university and school based apprenticeship and traineeships.

Quality relationships

Finally, we are proud to be a quality public education provider, the cornerstone of our success is the superiority of the teaching and learning provided by our dedicated staff, something that we always continue to strive to improve. We see the greatest asset of our school as the strength of the relationships fused between our staff, the students, our parents and the community, a partnership that allows us to personalise learning for every student. In the words of one of our senior students 'At Babinda P-12 State School unlike other schools, students have a name, they’re not just a number to the teachers'.

I am delighted on behalf of the community to be able to share our school with you and I encourage you to look through our website to see and read about the great opportunities that our school provides or to come in and visit our school and learn about many of the other great things that are happening right now.

Matt Thompson

Principal