Primary School Options in Brisbane
Choosing a primary school that is the right fit for your child (and your family) can be a difficult and daunting process. Visiting the school – for example on an open day or fundraiser event such as a fete – can be highly beneficial to get a good feel for the school community. This list of schools will help you to get started on you primary school journey. We hope you find the perfect fit!
All Saints Parish Primary School | Albany Creek
All Saints Parish Primary School Albany Creek is a Catholic primary school, which caters for children from Prep to Year 6 and is a bustling community of more than 700 students from Albany Creek, Eatons Hill, Bridgeman Downs and surrounding areas. The School offers a welcoming and supportive school community focused on the holistic development of its students. www.allsaints.qld.edu.au
Ascot State School | Ascot
Ascot State School is an Independent Public School that is co-educational from Prep to Year 6, which provides a safe and caring environment for high quality learning to occur. The Curriculum Program covers all Key Learning Areas – English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, History, Geography, Technology, Health and Physical Education, and Languages Other Than English (Japanese). The school community are proud to be part of a strong public education system, which believes the purpose of education is to meet the needs of different students for high levels of educational attainment. https://ascotss.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
Brisbane Independent School | Pullenvale
The Brisbane Independent School (BIS) is a progressive coeducational primary school for Prep to Year 6. Situated in Pullenvale, the School has been educating children for over forty years by not only delivering the QSA curriculum, but also incorporating contemporary educational principles and providing opportunities for individualised study. This unique and dynamic school values emotional intelligence, respectful communication, and passion for discovery. www.bis.qld.edu.au
Clayfield College | Clayfield
Clayfield College is an independent school, owned and governed by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association. It caters for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12, boys from Pre-Prep to Year 6 and girls’ boarding from Year 5 to 12. Clayfield College is renowned for its high academic standards, its quality of teaching and learning, and its emphasis on personal excellence. The school offers all key areas of curriculum, as well as specialty classes and an extensive range of sporting, music, cultural, enrichment and community service programs. www.clayfield.qld.edu.au
Earnshaw State College | Banyo
Earnshaw State College is an Independent Public School for boys and girls from Prep to Year 12. From gender classes, university links, vocational pathways, transition to work programs, Earnshaw provides an education that offers the best opportunities for every student. Their experienced and dedicated staff nurture and challenge students to perform to the best of their ability. A wide range of academic and vocational subjects meet the diverse needs of students, preparing them for their various roles in the world beyond school. www.earnshawsc.eq.edu.au
Geebung State School | Geebung
Geebung State School is a small school with a great community spirit situated 11km from the heart of Brisbane. The school’s moral purpose is ‘Each and every member of our school community, believes that each and every student can and will achieve’. Your child’s education is progressed through the partnership between our passionate and committed teachers, parents and students. www.geebungss.eq.edu.au
The Glenleighden School
Finding the best school for a child with Language Disorder can be a daunting task. The Glenleighden School is a unique Prep to Year 12 school supporting the 1 in 14 children and young people with disability for whom language is their primary disorder. The school is situated in Fig Tree Pocket, a leafy suburb of Brisbane, within walking distance of the local state school and close to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Glenleighden was established in 1979 and since opening its doors has supported more than 1000 students to FIND THEIR VOICE. http://glenleighden.org.au/
Hendra State School
Hendra State School is a small school located just minutes from the Brisbane Airport and approximately 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD. In 2014 Hendra SS celebrated 150 years of service to the community of Hendra. Currently the school operates three multi age classrooms and has a total of 65 students attending. The school offers a unique small schooling environment, with focus on a caring and nurturing environment dedicated to promoting academic and social achievement, within a wonderfully active and friendly community. Hendra State School would encourage anyone interested in their big little school to make an appointment, come in and have a chat, meet everyone and see their classes and school in action. https://hendrass.eq.edu.au/
Holy Family Primary School | Indooroopilly
Holy Family Primary School is a co-educational primary school for prep to grade 6, nestled in the Eastern side of Indooroopilly, approximately 6 km from the Brisbane CBD. Opened in 1927 by the Brigidine Sisters with the motto of ‘Strength and Gentleness’, the school very much embraces this motto today in the everyday life of the school. www.holyfamilyps.qld.edu.au
James An College
The James An College provides tuition for students in Sunnybank, Brisbane, to help them achieve their academic best. While many tuition companies are aimed at helping struggling students, the James An College targets students that are already doing well at school, and provides a learning environment where they can extend themselves and better their results. With courses for primary and high school students, including school holiday courses, there is everything on offer from creative writing classes to exam preparation classes. http://www.jamesancollege.com/
Moreton Bay Boys’ College | Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay Boys’ College (MBBC) is a contemporary, independent, Prep to Year 12 boys’ college and one of Queensland’s Top 50 Schools. MBBC offers small classes, a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic program based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question. A dedicated group of excellent teachers; exceptional co-curricular opportunities, including pioneering adventure sports and contemporary music programs; a comprehensive digital program and a strong pastoral care initiative all contribute to an outstanding student experience.
Moreton Bay College | Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay College (MBC) is located in Manly West and is a Prep to Year 12 Uniting Church School for girls and one of Brisbane’s top performing schools. With a rich heritage of over 110 years, exceptional teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, an integrated pastoral care program and extensive co-curricular opportunities, Moreton Bay College offers an outstanding student experience. The College aims to develop knowledgeable, confident, passionate and empathetic students with the skills to chase down their dreams and make a real difference in the world.
Nundah State School | Nundah
Nundah State School is celebrating 150 years of learning this year! Join the school community at the Nundah State School 150th Birthday Bash & Spring Fair on Sunday 18th October from 11am to 4pm, at the school grounds on Bage Street, Nundah. Please visit www.nundahss.eq.edu.au for more information.
Our Lady of Dolours | Mitchelton
Our Lady of Dolours is a small community-minded Catholic primary school in Mitchelton, where children and our community of families are always at the heart of our endeavours. With a high quality curriculum designed to help each child achieve their best academically in a faith based context, and a focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of each individual in our care, Our Lady of Dolours is a 24-carat educational facility for the 21st century. www.ourladyofdolours.qld.edu.au
Pullenvale State School | Pullenvale
Pullenvale’s motto – ‘Only Our Best Is Good Enough’ reflects their desire that all students discover their potential and their own particular ‘smarts’. From the start of 2015 the school was granted status as an Independent Public School allowing greater autonomy to work with their community and create the best learning environment for our children. Pullenvale State School is typified by outstanding young students who value their individual development, respect their relationships with their school peers and care for their school environment. https://pullenvaless.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
Robertson State School | Robertson
Robertson State School was established in 1980 on the south side of Brisbane. It is a school of choice in the area catering for over 700 students from P-6. The school vision of “Creating Brighter Futures Together” is evident with the vibrant multi-cultural community. With the support of parents and staff, students achieve a high standard of academic, music and sport. Learning is fun at Robertson! www.robertsonss.eq.edu.au
Samford Valley Steiner School | Samford Valley
Established in 1987, Samford Valley Steiner School is a pre-prep to Year 12, coeducational independent school located amongst lush bushland in Samford Valley. The School curriculum is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and aims to address children’s needs intellectually, emotionally and developmentally as they grow into adulthood. www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au
Silkwood School | Mt Nathan
Silkwood School is a private coeducational school for Prep to Year 12. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Silkwood is a progressive alternative to traditional schooling. The School has developed The Silkwood Way, an innovative educational program that focuses on individual learning plans using student interest, contemporary learning styles and the Australian Curriculum. www.silkwood.qld.edu.au
St Ambrose’s Primary School
St Ambrose’s is a Catholic primary school dedicated to engaging and inspiring children since 1936. Located in the heart of Newmarket, St Ambrose’s strives for exceptional learning and teaching while empowering students to become compassionate and responsible citizens as governed by a Catholic ethos. By combining a love of learning with a focus on holistic growth, their students are motivated to become not only independent learners, but successful individuals. Learn more about the school by visiting their Facebook Page or through their website http://www.stambrosesschool.qld.edu.au/.
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
Educating your child within a community that shares your family values is one of the many reasons St Margaret’s is the school of choice for families and students. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School is well known for its focus on academic excellence, quality learning and teaching, and its commitment to pastoral care. www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au
St Pius X | Salisbury
St Pius X is a Catholic Primary School catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. Located on a leafy three hectare site in Salisbury in Brisbane’s southern suburbs, St Pius X is a small, friendly school with excellent facilities, dedicated staff and an active parent community. www.stpiusxsalisbury.qld.edu.au
The Sycamore School, Alexandra Hills
The Sycamore School is Queensland’s first full-time primary school for children with autism. Established by Queensland parents, The Sycamore School provides autism friendly learning, a spectrum of choice, and a place that celebrates children on the spectrum. The Sycamore School provides an opportunity to enhance the futures of students with autism through academic, social, emotional, behavioural, and sensory supports. Classes are small, with a 1:5 teacher/student ratio, enabling teachers to creatively provide strategies tailored to the individual needs of each child. www.thesycamoreschool.qld.edu.au.
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