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Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Ipswich Central State School

I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some important information about our school.

Ipswich Central State School was founded in 1861, so is well and truly a part of Ipswich’s proud history. Today the school has over 700 pupils enrolled. Our students come from many of the suburbs of Ipswich. Families have always chosen to travel some distance and pass other schools in order to have their children attend Ipswich Central. In recognizing that parents choose their child’s primary school for a range of philosophical, historical, religious and geographical reasons, I am also aware that the perceptions of a school are a powerful influence. Ipswich Central State School is perceived to be a quality school amongst other Ipswich schools and is often referred to as “the best school in Ipswich”. Many parents, when asked why they have selected Ipswich Central for their children, reply that it is Central’s excellent reputation in the community which influenced their decision.

This fine reputation is well-deserved. We have a long and continuing history of academic excellence, visible today in the results of national testing and the quality of our student support programs. We value discipline and good manners and have a compulsory uniform policy endorsed by our P&C Association. At Central today our aim is to widen our tradition of excellence to encompass new learnings and methodologies. Our educational programs are progressive and holistic in approach. We offer all students the opportunity to participate in a balanced program of academic, social, physical and cultural learning. Our enrichment programs encourage students to demonstrate their talents in sport, academic subject areas, leadership, team participation, instrumental music, singing and other interest areas. Our curriculum is constantly monitored and improved and we are developing innovative and exciting units of work to promote higher order thinking. Information and Communication Technologies are facilities integral to all subject areas and we have state-of-the-art hardware available to all students. Students with special needs are welcomed and receive appropriate and timely assistance.

Ipswich Central State School provides high quality resources and services. Our students, families and staff are our primary and most valued resource. My staff and I invite you to become a member of our school community and share your vision for your child’s educational future here at Central.

Thank-you for taking the time to browse our website and find out a little more about our school. Should you wish to obtain further details, please do not hesitate to contact our administration on (07) 3432 5333.