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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Burrowes State School and thank you for taking the time to get to know our wonderful school and community. It is a privilege to serve the students, teachers and families of Burrowes State School as Principal and I trust that you and your family will find Burrowes a great school that will give your children the best start on their education journey and prepare them well for High school.
With an enrolment of around only 750 students Burrowes State School is in a position to provide a high level of resources and at the same time students are known on a more personal level. Being a part of a strong State Education System we are in a position to ensure our teachers have access to high quality professional development, training and support.
If you are in our catchment area, then we would love to have you join our school. Enrolment details can be found on this website or you can call the office on 3802 3333.
Our school has the following points of difference that separate us from other schools:
·         Fully air-conditioned classrooms to ensure students can engage in there learning no matter what the weather.
·         Strong evidence based Prep Start reading and vocabulary program supported by Speech Language Pathologists.
·         Interschool Sport representative teams.
·         Junior and Senior School choir
·         Positive Behaviour for Learning program and you can do it!
·       Kidsmatter mental health framework.
·         Laptop program in Year 5 and 6.
·         Student leadership positions, school, cultural and sporting captains.
·         A high standard of school grounds and facilities.
·       Burrowes Early Learner’s Club
Furthermore, our school has the following key personal to support students and provide a high standard of quality pastoral care and focussed learning:
·         Deputy Principal P to 2
·         Deputy Principal Year 3 and 4                                      (To be appointed in 2017)
·         Deputy Principal Year 5 and 6
·         Head of Special Education Services
·         Head of Teaching and Learning
·         Specialist numeracy teacher
·         Specialist literacy teacher
·         Full time Behaviour Teacher
·         Full time Guidance Officer
·         Chaplain three days a week
·         Community Education Counsellor Indigenous     (To be appointed in 2017)
I look forward to working with you and your family.
 
Yours in Education,
Stephen Josey
Principal.