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I invite you to enrol at this wonderful school and I am confident you will be happy with the care and attention your child will receive. We welcome you into the school, should you wish to provide additional support in your child’s classroom as we work together as ‘Partners in Education’.

Gympie Central State School is in the North Coast Region, located high on Palatine Hill in the heart of Gympie, easy walking distance from the main business centre. The buildings are traditional in design, though the classrooms have been opened up to allow for flexible teaching spaces.

During the school's history, many new buildings and facilities have been added to the original school buildings and we now boast some of the best facilities in the surrounding area.

Our students are commended on their behaviour whenever they are out of the school and always strive for excellence in every school competition they enter. We use two major strategies to develop behaviour throughout our school 'School Wide Positive Behaviour Support' and the 'You Can Do It' program. Both methods are designed to build student self-esteem and nurture the student’s ability to work as team member.

We have developed and implemented extension programs in our gifted and talented policies which include;

  • a mathematics extension program has been implemented from years 2 -7 via our learning support teachers in 1 to 40 minute sessions per week
  • literacy extension years 5 to 7 Readers Cup, Voices on the Coast (a writing workshop)
  • mathematics extension group years 5 to 7 for problem solving competition
  • school robotics program in conjunction with teachers at Gympie State High School, Gympie Central State School has an active P&C with a healthy school tuckshop menu and breakfast club, afterschool care, well attended meetings and a well organised fundraising program.

Through national funding, our school is able to provide the additional service of a private speech pathologist and teacher aide time to further develop our early years education. Our teachers are friendly and courteous and always go the extra mile for the children in their class. 

Since arriving at Gympie Central State School, I have had many occasions to be proud of this school, its staff, students and parent body.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Geoff Pelling
Principal