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Nothing but the best teachers and students

Recently, we were excited to find out that the improvement in our NAPLAN scores from year 5 to 7 (2009 to 2011) put us in 16th place in the whole of Queensland out of over 1000 state and private schools. This result is testament to the efforts of our highly professional teaching team and students who work hard, aim high, and achieve more than even then they thought possible. Leading our teaching team, we have a reading coach and head of curriculum, Mrs Cowley. Mrs Cowley is coaching other members of staff in the most effective ways to analyse, interpret and apply student data to meet the needs of every student in every classroom every day. Best practice in reading, based on research, is now practised in every classroom, with the 2011 NAPLAN results of 100% of students above the National Minimum Standard in sears 5 and 7 and over 30% in the top 2 bands in years 5 and 7 confirming the effectiveness of this approach.

Nothing but the best facilities

Our new hall, library and computer lab continue to get plenty of use. Our school hall has become a true community facility. During school hours, assemblies, physical education lessons, presentation ceremonies, class games and band performances are held in the hall. Outside of our school hours, the PCYC outside school hours care, Zumba classes, martial arts lessons, discos, and community functions bring members of our community into our school. The students enjoy library lessons with our new teacher librarian, Ms Kaley Lehane. Ms Lehane is also our English-as-a-second-language teacher and has created a dedicated space for these lessons in the library. We have many new books and resources for student and teacher use and regular displays featuring special days and events are a source of interest for all. The computer lab is probably the most popular learning space in our school as students’ access on-line learning tools to research and experience interactive learning.

Our pool area is sparkling now since the pool was repainted and repaired and the change rooms and canteen refurbished. All of our buildings will soon have fresh paint internally and externally and the new carpet in A and D blocks has improved the learning environment for our students and teachers. Interactive whiteboards in every classroom have provided teachers with access to a multitude of on-line resources including those in the new National Curriculum (known as Curriculum into the Classroom - or C2C - in Queensland).

We are also proud of our latest project; The upgrade of our front entrance, including the new sign, fencing, landscaped gardens, seating and pathways, which is the perfect welcome to visitors to our school.

Nothing but the best Parents & Citizens Association

Parents at Salisbury State School are always keen to contribute to making our school a great place to be. We recently installed a new sound system for our hall and this has greatly improved our parades and has been brilliant at our discos. Our new goal is air-conditioning for B block. Our year 4 to 6 students currently use this block and look forward to a better learning environment when funds permit. The energy and enthusiasm that goes into raising funds to meet school needs is exceptional. The sub-committees of the P&C - the tuckshop and uniform shop - provide a valuable and friendly service to our families and the Salisbury Scorpions Swim Club provides fun and fitness in an aquatic environment.

Nothing but the best care

At Salisbury State School, all students are welcome and actively demonstrate our '4 Cs':

  • Care for self

  • Care for others

  • Care for learning

  • Care for property

We are a very multi-cultural school with students from 37 different countries and have 26 different languages. We value and celebrate this diversity in every way possible. Harmony Day is our favourite festival with the motto “Everyone Belongs” at the heart of all we do.