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Why choose our school?

Marshall Road State School is an inner-city school with a rural atmosphere located south-east of the Brisbane CBD.  It caters for the learning needs of  just over 500 students from Prep to Year 6.  Marshall Road State School has a proud sense of community with family associations that extend through generations. 

Our school population

Marshall Road State School attracts students from a wide area with many students living outside of the catchment area and many children travelling some distance to attend. A significant number of parents and some staff attended the school themselves as students.

Performance

We are proud of our school's performance and student achievements.  Our students consistently perform higher than the Australian national average in NAPLAN tests.  Parents and students also rate the school very highly in satisfaction surveys.  See our performance and achievements page for more information.

Our school at a glance

  • Our school has a permaculture plot that supports practical studies in sustainability
  • Intervention programme for Years 1 - 6
  • A large and successful Instrumental Music Program and choral program
  • A visual arts program
  • Extension program in literacy and numeracy

Extra-curricular activities

Our school offers many extra-curricular activities including:

  • Interschool sports Years 4 - 6
  • Swimming Club run by P&C
  • Dancing with Dance Fever (P-6)
  • Camps and excursions (years 4 - 6)
  • Clubs - Sustainability Rangers, Science Club, Swimming Club
  • Science Fair (biennial)
  • Arts Festival (biennial)
  • Sports Clinics - past events include basketball, AFL,  rugby league, touch, cricket, soccer

Events

During the year, our school holds or hosts many special events including:

  • Arts Festival - biennially - All students are encouraged to participate in drama, mime, oral reading, singing, playing a musical instrument, painting, craft, sculpture or dance.  Sashes and ribbons are awarded for outstanding effort, but the joy that children receive by performing is a reward in itself.
  • Science Fair - biennially -  All students from Prep to Year 6 are encouraged to enter exhibits
  • School Fete - biennially
  • Book Week - bi-annually
  • Easter Hat Parade - Prep to Year 2 students - all parents and friends welcome
  • Under 8's Week

For more information please see the Events Calendar.

Our facilities

Our school facilities include:

  • Environmental Learning Area where students are able to care for poultry as well as establishing vegetable gardens and caring for fruit trees.
  • Performing Arts Centre (PAC) which is used for concerts, assembly/parade and many other community events
  • Resource Centre - home of the school's library and meeting areas
  • Swimming pool - recently refurbished solar-heated 25m swimming pool where swimming lessons are provided as part of the curriculum
  • Tennis Court - used for tennis coaching and PE classes
  • 3 playgrounds-including 2 dedicated playground for junior students Prep to Yr 3
  • 2 Sport Ovals - senior and junior
  • Tuckshop and Uniform Shop

Out-of-school-hours care

Kidszone is the name of our out-of-hours care which operates during school term, school holidays and pupil-free days from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Kidszone has recently increased its licensed capacity to 160 children and can generally accommodate all families in need of this service.

House teams

There are three house teams in our school, each named after early settlers in our community as outlined on our school history.  Every child is placed in a house:

  • Gibson (yellow)
  • Holland (red)
  • Toohey (blue)

Students compete in cross country  and field events and athletics  and swimming  for house trophies.  Children are encouraged to wear a house polo shirt for all sporting events and a bathing cap in their house colour for the Swimming Carnival.  These are standard uniform items and are available from the P&C uniform shop.

 

 

 

Gibson

 

 

 

Toohey

 

 

 

Holland

 

School community and P&C

Welcome BBQ
We have a strong sense of community with many teachers and parents being active in the school.  We usually start the year with a Welcome BBQ to welcome new and returning families to the school.  There are a number of opportunities throughout the year for parents and grandparents to volunteer and/or be involved in the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C).  Events such as our school fete and movie night help bring the school community together.

Student services and support programs

We offer a range of student services and support programs including dental care, peer support programs and school chaplaincy service.