Principal’s welcome


Welcome to Babinda P-12 State School. I am confident that you will find us to be a safe, supportive and high performing school. We are proud of our role at the centre of our community – ensuring that the young people of Babinda and surrounds have access to every available educational opportunity. Babinda P-12 State School equips young people to access the full world of possibilities available in the 21st century and always endeavours to ensure school life is interesting and fun.

Our school offers a holistic, localised curriculum that incorporates explicitly taught positive behaviour and wellbeing strategies as part of a vibrant, diverse school life that provides opportunities for all students to fully develop and express their multiple talents while learning the Australian Curriculum and Queensland Certificate of Education. This is delivered though quality teaching by an engaged and ever-improving team of educators.

Distinctive identity

Central to our school’s distinctive identity and offerings is our commitment to personalising learning for every student across the school, to ensure that every student fulfills their academic potential. One of the key strategies for this is our a commitment to collaborative goal-setting for each student in each subject and ensuring that every student at Babinda SS is provided with the close academic support they need to achieve their goals.

Smooth transitions

Babinda P-12 State School achieves a smooth transition for our students moving through stages of schooling through:
  • A nurturing environment in the early years from Prep through primary school where we focus first and foremost on building strong relationships between teacher, student and parent. Our early years program prioritises making learning fun and engaging, while providing a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy fundamentals as well as higher order thinking skills and technology use.
  • A tailored transition program from year six into high school ensures a supportive start Junior Secondary. Specialist Junior Secondary teachers deliver an evidence-based, relationship-focused education. 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 Secondary program which offers a wide variety of high quality pathways to post-schooling success for students. We provide students with the opportunity to study a rigorous academic program and/or vocational and trade options via face to face learning, virtual learning and through TAFE. Our innovative eLearning precinct supports students to engage with the 21st Century learning platforms favoured by Universities and TAFE. Students often gain early entry to University through our partnerships, as well as being supported in completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

Babinda State School Senior Secondary students are leaders in our community and we pride ourselves in molding fine young adults ready to take their place in the world.

Quality relationships

Babinda P-12 SS is an excellent school. We are proud of the quality of the teaching and learning provided by our dedicated staff, something that we continually strive to improve. The greatest strength of our school lies in the relationships we build between our staff, students, parents and our community, partnerships that allow us to personalise learning and pathways for every student.

I am delighted to be able to share our school with you and I encourage you to look through our website and catch up with our Facebook to see and read about the opportunities that our school provides. Come in and visit our school and learn about the great things that are happening every day.

Rob O’Brien


Last reviewed 04 February 2021
Last updated 04 February 2021