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Principal’s welcome

On behalf of all the staff members, I would like to welcome you to the website of Ravenshoe State School P-12 and help you discover a little about our amazing school.

Apart from our students, who represent the school with pride in the wider community, what is so special about Ravenshoe State School P-12? 

As a school which enrols students from Prep to Year 12, we have the privilege of sharing in the growth of each child as he or she moves from the early childhood classrooms through to the time of leaving school as a responsible citizen of the 21st century. As they traverse the 13 years of their learning journey with us, students have access to diverse programs designed to provide a rich curriculum with a student-centred focus. In 2017, we will continue to engage our students in the very best learning opportunities possible by introducing the ‘digital technologies’ curriculum, supporting our commitment to providing students with quality education in a digital world. From Prep to Year 12, this program will provide opportunities for engagement with the fascinating realm of coding, robotics and computer programming.

International research indicates that the most effective means of improving students' results is through effective and quality teaching.  This is then enhanced through real-life and life-like experiences as well as strong community partnerships. At Ravenshoe State School P-12, we are proud of our dedicated staff and of the quality teaching which occurs in our classrooms.  To be safe, to be respectful, to be a learner, underpins our commitment to maintaining a learning environment for all students, enabling teaching staff to deliver effective teaching.

The strengthening of school and community partnerships through our Platinum status as a BEACON school, the positive connect between parents, students, and teachers, and the realisation that we can and do contribute towards a better future, makes Ravenshoe State School P-12 a place of which we can be proud.

As an Agribusiness school, we utilise our rural setting and 37 hectares of farmland to maintain a commercial dairy with a milking herd of 50 cows; students produce vegetables, breed poultry, and conduct tropical legume trials with James Cook University. Cattle judging and cattle leading teams attend the Far Northern Show circuit annually; in the recent past, individual students have even experienced success at the Brisbane Ekka.

As a school that is welcoming, fair, fun and sincere, we realise that achievement comes in many forms. We are committed to ensuring that your child has every opportunity to flourish, grow in confidence and make the most of their individual gifts and talents.  Accordingly, we offer a diverse range of academic and cultural subjects and, as a Registered Training Organisation and through our links with TAFE and other organisations, vocational pathways and early tertiary studies (Certificates II and III) in a variety of fields such as tourism, hospitality, agriculture and fire-safety. Extra-curricular activities on-offer range from football and other sports to chess club and musical performance. Whether it is university entrance, further studies, a trade or vocational pursuit that your student desires, Ravenshoe SS P-12 has the program to suit.

The needs of individual students are an important consideration at Ravenshoe SS P-12. Learning Support programs are offered on both our Primary and our Secondary campus; our Pastoral Care Team provides support for students’ social, emotional and health needs, and our Special Education Unit ensures students with disabilities are able to access learning alongside of their peers.  Ravenshoe SS P-12 is a school where making a difference in the lives of young people is at the forefront of everything we do. 

If our website doesn't answer all of your questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me as I would love to tell you more about our school. It is a privilege to serve as Principal and to be part of such a wonderful school community - I look forward to meeting you soon.

Kind regards,

Andrea Manley