Newmarket State School is a small inner-city school with a proud history, as reflected in our motto, 'Over 100 years' of 'Learning and Caring'. Enrolments have been steadily growing over the past few years and our current enrolment is 308 students. Excellence in learning and strong community values are two distinctive features of our school. The core business of our school is having quality programs to allow students to achieve in the eight key learning areas, and within these programs, a commitment to literacy and numeracy is fundamental.
A supportive, inclusive and active community is characteristic of our school. The active role of parents in the Parents and Citizens Association and in daily school activities strengthens our community and contributes to the range of opportunities available to our students.
We believe in providing an excellent academic education and developing an individual's self-esteem. These two goals provide the basis for lifelong learning and success. The 'You Can Do It' program and 'The Newmarket Mindset Manifesto' programs provide a strong foundation for learning at Newmarket SS.
Extracurricular activities and community involvement in our school add value to students' learning. Extra-curricular activities include Years 5 and 6 camps, Student Council representation, leadership roles and responsibilities, inter-school and representative sports and choir and band participation. A strong focus on environmental education and STEM programs, through our links with Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centre is another feature of our school. Parents, students and teachers alike believe that 'this is a good school'.
If you are new to the local area and looking for a small, friendly school, please contact our office staff to discuss enrolment. We would love to talk to you about our programs and listen to the specific needs you may have for your child.
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