Annandale State School

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Year levels:
Prep - Year 6


Annandale State School

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Annandale State School (SS), a place where we work together to support you in becoming an independent lifelong learner and equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue your goals.

Our school community places great importance on sound values, such as good manners, considerate behaviour and pride in our school and ourselves. We believe that your education is a partnership between your school and home, and we greatly value family involvement in providing you with the very best education possible in a safe, secure and happy environment.

"Creating the Future" is our school motto and we focus on developing your reading and comprehension skills, numeracy and understanding through our "YuMi Deadly Maths" program. Our strong curriculum is balanced with many opportunities for you in sport and music. Thank you for your interest in Annandale State School - we hope to have the opportunity to share our community with you soon.

Jan Cooper

School Information

Year established: 1998
Number of students: 860

Annandale State School is a large school for Prep to Year 6 students, located in a suburb in the heart of tropical Townsville and close to shopping, parks and sporting facilities.

Our motto is ‘Creating the Future’, and we balance academic studies with music, sport and learning support.

We value good manners and pride in ourselves and our school and we welcome parents to be involved.

Our curriculum includes a real-world mathematics program developed by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to improve learning and encourage students to participate in higher-level maths.

We also use the Seven Steps to Writing Success program.

All students participate in a music lesson each week, and Years 3 to 6 can choose to learn to play an instrument and sing in a choir.

Annandale is a feeder school to the local state high school - William Ross State High School.

In 2017, we welcomed 62 international students.

School facilities

  • Airconditioned
  • Large school oval
  • Modern play equipment
  • 6 computer labs
  • Modern library / resources centre
  • Tuckshop – fresh meals available daily
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Inter-school sport program across the year - 3 Seasons of Sport (Rugby league, hockey, netball, tennis, Rugby union, soccer, touch football, Australian football league, cricket, tee-ball, basketball)
  • Senior and junior choir
  • Instrumental music program: strings (Years 3 to 6), and woodwind, brass and percussion (Years 4 to 6)
  • Concert bands, orchestra ensembles
  • Optiminds creative problem solving event, Lego competition
  • Life education
  • Swimming for Years 2 and 3
  • Challenge Games sports for students living with a disability
  • Eisteddfod performance competition
  • Student council activities
  • Languages

  • A native Chinese-speaker teaches Mandarin Chinese to Years 5 and 6
  • Annual Confucius Institute Speaking competition
  • Special programs

  • YuMi Deadly Mathematics program developed by QUT
  • 7 Steps to Writing Success
  • The Speech Sound Pics approach is used to teach reading, writing and spelling
  • Learning support programs
  • Special education program
  • Excursions to support the curriculum in Prep and Years 1, 2 and 3
  • School camps to support the curriculum in Years 4, 5 and 6
  • IMPACT (extension programs through School of Distance Education)
  • Tuition Fees (2020)*

  • Prep - Year 6 = $13,372 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    School Entry Requirements

    Prep - Year 6
    PSP 1 PSP 2 PSP 3 PSP 4

    *PSP refers to BROWNS Primary School Preparation program

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    Last updated: 01/08/2019