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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to the Sarina State School.   This is a vibrant and active school situated 30km South of Mackay.  Located in Sarina township, the school services farming, beachside and urban communities located in and around Sarina.
In every classroom you will see teachers actively engaged in Explicit Instruction, helping learners engage in the curriculum through the natural learning style of ‘I do, we do, you do’.   This natural style mimics how you as parents probably taught your children how to do thing like wash their hands.  At first you washed them, then they stared to help do things, and now they do it all by them self (hopefully!).
The classrooms are bright and engaging.  Every classroom has interactive technology, Apple TV, and access to a full set of iPads to enhance learning.  Robotics are use P-6 as a part of technology and coding.   All classrooms are air-conditioned and have modern, ergonomic furniture for students.
The extra-curricular program here is ever expanding, with instrumental music, choirs, bands, sports, robotics, football, dance, netball and athletics to name but a few.   The teachers are always looking for new and exciting things to do with the students, and this includes the Kitchen Garden Project with Chappy Luke, raising funds to put back into the school community.
There is an inclusive Special Education Unit where all students with a verified disability are supported from whilst they work in their regular classroom.  Students who have learning needs beyond the regular classroom will also receive assistance, and this maybe from one of our Learning Support Team or in an Accelerated Learning Class.
Our Sarina State School Leadership Team consists of :
·       Samantha Moore - Principal
·       Daniel Evans - Deputy Principal
·       Surene Swart - Head of Special Education Services
·       Karen Chase – Guidance Officer
·       Helen Wardrop – Head of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
If you would like to find out more about Sarina State School, please feel free to contact myself at any time to hear about this wonderful school set in the heart of the Canelands.
 
Yours in Education,
Samantha Moore
PRINCIPAL