Milton State School was established in 1889 and is situated in the inner North Western Suburbs of Brisbane. It is a large primary school, Prep to Year 6, with approximately 710 students and 29 classroom teachers.
Our Leadership Team includes a Principal, two Deputy Principals, Head of Curriculum, Head of eLearning, English, Mathematics, Inclusion and Wellbeing Coaches, Strategic Advisory Group Leaders and Professional Learning Team Coordinators. Our Administration support team comprises a Business Manager and two Administrative Officers.
Our school forms part of the Queensland Academies - Partnership Schools working in close association with the three Queensland Academies of Science, Maths, Technology, Creative Industries and Health Sciences. This is a unique educational opportunity for our school and assists us with identifying and catering for our 'best and brightest', whilst also providing clear educational pathways for students.
We are also part of the very strong and active 'City Cluster of Schools' comprised of 17 schools in inner city Brisbane. This cluster provides outstanding student learning opportunities and professional development/leadership for teachers and leaders to support each school.
Within our school, various programs are offered for those with disabilities or learning difficulties encompassing intervention and extension. Advisory visiting teachers service the school. Students with disabilities are fully integrated into the regular class setting. We have Differentiation and Inclusion Coaches and Gifted Education Mentors, who work with our students who require extension in their learning. This team is responsible for our 'Visible Learning' Program.
The increasing cultural diversity of students brings added richness and responsibilities to the operation of the school. Our EAL/D teacher supports students with English as their second language.
Other specialist teaching staff include - Science, Art, Dance, Drama, Media and Music Teachers, Physical Education Teacher and Italian Teacher. Visiting personnel include – Instrumental Music Teachers, Guidance Officer, School Nurse and Advisory Visiting Teachers for students with special needs, along with our Artist in Residence.
Teacher Aides support our students in the classrooms, eLearning Centre and across a wide variety of programs including our prep classes where there is an aide for each class. A full time Schools Officer maintains our grounds and facilities along with our tireless cleaners.
The school operates within an organisational structure, which involves students, teachers and parents working together to achieve the educational objectives as outlined in our School Annual Operational Plan and Strategic Plan.
The school features classrooms of single or double teaching space design with wet areas, a four unit prep, tuckshop, an eLearning Centre, music, science art areas, literacy centre, cooking room, and outside school hours care facility.
Our outdoor facilities include a heated swimming pool, cricket practice nets, half-court tennis courts, adventure playgrounds and access to fully fenced Gregory Park where students play during break times, fully supervised by school staff. Our large multi-purpose undercover area provides a terrific play space and eating area for the students and a fitness circuit with climbing wall for the upper school.
We have a purpose-built eLearning Centre (library and multimedia facilities) and eight additional classrooms constructed to accommodate our increasing student enrolments. This construction includes the full refurbishment of our school pool amenities and boasts a fully covered, heated, salt-water pool.
Future plans for our school include a $12 million state of the art Junior Learning Centre being constructed to replace our current early learning precinct. This is due for completion mid 2021.
Our Educative Moral Purpose is 'To involve all students as engaged learners in a curriculum that inspires, impacts and challenges them to be in the learning zone.'
Our Underlying Philosophies are…
We believe in a student centred school, which places the students in the front seat of their learning and encourages them to be curious creative thinkers.
We believe that every student can take a positive step forward each day in their learning journey.
We acknowledge student diversity in all aspects - academically, socially, physically and emotionally and we personalise their learning.
We recognise that each day opens up valuable learning opportunities for everyone in our school community.
We use evidence based high impact strategies and work collaboratively and collegially to achieve the highest possible learning outcomes for all students.