Principal's Message

Cloncurry State School has a very proud co-educational history spanning 13 years of education from Prep to Year 12.  We welcome families from all over Australia and overseas and currently boast enrolments from Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Maldives.  We are deliberate with intention to promote a sense of pride and belonging in our community, across all cultural backgrounds.  An Indigenous Awareness Officer is employed to promote the local indigenous culture through co-planning and teaching units of work with teachers.  Taking students on local ‘Bush Walks’ and the school’s NAIDOC Celebrations are a highlight of the calendar year.

The Academic Curriculum is written to Australian Curriculum Standards and approved by the Queensland Studies Authority. Subjects are taught by qualified teachers in the specialist areas of Home Economics, Manual Arts, Business, Health & Physical Education, Japanese and Music with the school boasting an Instrumental Band and School Choir Program.  The school is a member of the Mid West District Sports Association and many young athletes are selected to compete at a State Carnival level.

Parents are an integral part of the educational program offered at Cloncurry State School.  Parent involvement and participation is strongly encouraged and our school delights in participating in all local community events including the Cloncurry Show, the Merry Muster Rodeo and Curry Day!  The Parents & Citizens Association are very supportive of the involvement of our students in events that help create our local identity.

Over the years I can proudly say that I have seen many students graduate from Year 12 with excellent results.   If you have the will to achieve – you can – regardless of where you live and attend school!   I will never tire of the thrill of the past student dropping in or sending a ‘Hi’ in our direction to let us know of where they are and what they are doing.  Our past students who continue to live and work in our community are now our local tradespeople, teachers, administrative workers and business owners.  

I have been a teacher and parent within our school community for many years and I am thoroughly proud of our students and staff and all they achieve.   I love the freedoms of country living and the closeness of relationships that can be developed within small communities.  I certainly love heading to the coast at holiday time but am proud to say I enjoy the return journey  to the town I now fondly refer to as ‘home’ even more.  As they say ”Once you drink the water…”

Christine Norton




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