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Principal’s welcome

Gladstone South State School is a co-educational State School located in the Rockhampton District of the Queensland Department of Education. The school is a valued educational facility that was established in 1898 where generations of families still attend the school to this day. South School is the second oldest school in the Gladstone City area and lies within the traditional country of Goreng Goreng of the Central Coast District within the Fitzroy-Central West Queensland Region. Gladstone South State School is a Band 8 school with an enrolment of 350 students from the Preparatory Year to Year Six. Diversity plays a key area in those enrolled at South. A fourth of our students are from language backgrounds other than English and a third of our students are Indigenous and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Gladstone South State School is a school of heart. It is a dynamic school which offers many opportunities for all students. Our vision is to encourage the holistic growth of all students academically, socially and emotionally by catering for differentiated learning styles through a variable plethora of strategies to maximise each student's potential growth. We like challenging our students through the curriculum and have experienced classroom and specialist teachers who provide engaging, inclusive, differentiated and stimulating programs across the curriculum. Habits that promote well-being are encouraged by having a caring and respectful environment that supports students and staff member’s social, mental, emotional and physical well-being. Encouraging students to reach their potential is encouraged through personal learning targets for every student. Differentiation is the key to our success to cater to children’s individual learning styles and regularly review strategies and delivery of the curriculum. We are also fortunate to have an extremely supportive parent body who work tirelessly for our students.


The most important aspect of Gladstone South State School is having fun when learning and keeping everything real and in perspective. We look forward to working with you and your family within our beautiful school.


Warm regards,

Principal Pat Dendrinos