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Our school

Gatton State School can trace its history down through two centuries and look back with pride at its contribution to education in the Lockyer Valley. Established in 1876 Gatton State School has a long and proud history in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.

Parents, citizens and staff have, and continue to, work long hours to secure up to date amenities and resources for the school to ensure students are able to grow strive and succeed.

The school caters for a diverse student population, including those for whom English is a second language, from families associated with the University of Queensland, the urban centre of Gatton, and the rural industry. The approximate enrolment is 500 students.

Staff at the school includes:

  • Principal - Vince Burke
  • Deputy Principal - Jack Wright
  • Head of Special Education Services - Jenny Paynter
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Teacher-Librarian
  • Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy
  • Music Specialist
  • Physical Education Specialist
  • German Teachers
  • Instrumental Music Teachers
  • Curriculum Coordinator and Behavioural Support

The teaching staff are assisted by the following support staff:

  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Guidance Officer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Advisory Visiting Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • School's Officer - facilities and grounds
  • Administrative Officers
  • Chaplain
  • Family Liaison
  • School Cleaners