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Our school

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Dunwich State School is the only school on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). The school caters for students and their families from the three major towns of Point Lookout, Amity Point and Dunwich itself. Each town has its own subculture which influences the diversity of the school culture and learning. Point Lookout is tailored to the tourism industry while Amity Point is fishing with Dunwich being business and indigenous based.

There are three indigenous clans that comprise the people of Quandamooka. They are Nughi of Moorgumpin (Moreton Island), the Nunukul and Gorenpul of Minjerribah.

North Stradbroke Is/Minjerribah is a unique marine and island environment.  Its community has a strong cultural heritage.   Many local families have a long association with the school, with fifth and sixth generations now enrolled.  Today, the school caters for students from Prep to Year 7.

The Dunwich State School consists of two campuses.

The Primary Campus, which was opened in 1904, is situated in Bingle Road, Dunwich. 

The Pre-School Campus was opened in 1976. In 2007 it was converted into a Prep facility which is across Welsby Street from the primary school.

Currently 50% of our student body is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. The school is supported through the Low Socio-Economic Status School Communities National Partnership initiative for the purpose of improving student learning outcomes.

Our School Vision

Is to create an Education Queensland school, that provides strong competitive innovative curriculum across all year levels. That is, a first choice educational site, which is culturally, environmentally and historically unique place of learning.

Our Motto

“Working together to ensure that every day, in every classroom, every student is learning and achieving”

Our Values

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Committed to Learning

School Highlights

  • Individual student data tracking (from the Whole School Assessment Schedule and National Testing) affecting improved student outcomes through individual learning plans.

  • A whole school Professional Development Schedule.

  • A Learning Framework with a whole school approach to explicit reading and comprehension strategies leading to higher order thinking processes.

  • A Technology Plan. The school is wirelessed and laptops and ipads are frequently used in the classrooms to inspire and engage students learning.

  • A Responsible Behaviour Management Plan based on school wide positive behaviour strategies.

  • A curriculum that aligns with the National Curriculum.

  • A structured lunch time activities program and extensive extra curricula activities.