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Our school caters for children from prep to year 6. As a staff we are immensely proud of the standard of education we provide our students. All students explore the current Australian Curriculum subjects of English, maths, history, geography and science and other Queensland subjects such as technology, the arts, health and physical education and Languages other than English (LOTE) is French. There is a strong focus on literacy delivered through our school’s reading and spelling programs. Dance and drama lessons are also a feature of our curriculum with tuition provided by professional community teachers. Our 'Performing arts instrumental music' program is also a highlight of our school with an excellent standard produced by our students in various competitions, events and performances.

We also offer extra-curricular activities such as science mates, music mates, robotics, sporting buddies and a French club. We participate in some of the Townsville primary schools season sport programs, the Townsville Eisteddfod and Fan Fare. As a school that has a long association with defence force families with a defence support transition aide working with our students, we are always involved in special community events such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. We also celebrate NAIDOC Week and acknowledge the rich cultural diversity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families in our school.

Our school motto is 'Act well your part' and this is reflected in our school values of curiosity, compassion and resilience. From our values we have created three school rules that encompass all that we do and expect of our students.

Our school rules are:

We learn, we care, we persevere.

These rules are explicitly taught through our school wide positive behaviour lessons and behaviour expectations matrix whereby we focus on the 'how do we' learn, care and persevere. All classrooms are expected to display and teachers are expected to teach our rules and values so students receive a consistent message of expectations across the whole school.

Our pedagogical framework is based on the dimensions of teaching and learning and includes the expectation of explicit teaching - 'I do, we do, you do' as a gradual release of responsibility in the teaching and learning process. We have added two additional steps of behaviours to these three explicit teaching strategies. We have included firstly a 'Get ready for learning' set of expectations for students and teachers and after the three explicit teaching steps a 'What’s next' set of expectations for students and teachers. This makes teaching and learning very visible, explicit and transparent for both the student and the teacher. Teachers and students can apply these five steps to all teaching and learning episodes regardless of what subject they are learning or teaching.

The school prospectus and this website provide a lot of information about our school. Mundingburra State School has been educating students since 1884 and will continue to prepare students for an exciting future. We have a strong relationship with our school community through the P&C Association, our Embedding an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspective (EATSIP) parent committee, local businesses, the James Cook University and members of local and state government.

I wish your family a happy and rewarding association with our school and look forward to establishing a partnership through your interest and participation in school related activities.​