Brisbane Local Primary Schools Guide

Alice Lau

When looking to purchase a new home, school catchments play a large part in the suburb or area that buyers look to reside. If you are looking at changing schools or have recently moved to the area, we have provided you with a rundown of the local schools and what they have to offer. Whilst every child’s requirements will differ, we hope that this will give you an overview and assist you in deciding what school is the most suitable for you and your family.

https://ithacacreekss.eq.edu.au/

Ithaca Creek State School (Preschool – Year 6)

Established in 1885, Ithaca Creek State School is one of the oldest schools in Queensland. The school offers a range of extra curricular activities including soccer, tennis, chess, debating club and junior engineering classes. Heavily technology focused, there is a program called ‘TechKnow Kids’ that allows students to work with circuits, robotics and coding, in addition to their school based iPad program. The school has a pool that hosts the Ithaca Swim Club and offers a before and after school program.

https://bardonss.eq.edu.au/

Bardon State School  (Preschool – Year 6)

Bardon State School is a co-ed public school made up of approximately 350 students. The school puts an emphasis on involvement in academic activities including the Australian Maths Competition, Primary Mathematics Enhancement Program and the Mt Coot-Tha Young Writers. The facilities are utilised for activities such as tennis, basketball and soccer, with the school also offering drama, instrumental music and vocal lessons. Bardon State School provides an outside hours school care and dedicated programs for behavioral management and special needs students.

https://ashgrovess.eq.edu.au/

Ashgrove State School (Preschool – Year 6)

Ranked among the top three primary schools in Brisbane, Ashgrove State School offers its’ students a wide variety of activities from chess club, choir and debating to sports such as netball, soccer, rugby league, cricket and AFL. Ashgrove State School also provides a swimming club, instrumental music program and classes that teach children cooking and gardening skills, focusing on the value of growing fresh produce. There is an outside school hours care and on-site tennis coaching available before and after school.

http://www.stjosephspreschoolunit.com/

St Joseph’s (Preschool -Year 6)

St Joseph’s is a Catholic co-educational primary school that first opened in 1938. The school offers interschool debating, an instrumental band program, choir, dance group and speech & drama lessons. They run St Joey’s Netball Club, Athletics Club and have partnerships with local businesses that teach basketball, cricket and karate. The school has a number of initiatives in place for innovative learning opportunities including robotics, coding, Minecraft and a gardening club. St Joseph’s offer before and after school care facilities and a leadership program for older students to nurture the lower grades.

https://rainworthss.eq.edu.au/

Rainworth State School (Preschool – Year 6)

Rainworth State School in Bardon was ranked as the number one primary school in Brisbane based on NAPLAN results for 2019. The school hosts a ‘Kilometre Club’ to help students train for cross country, tennis coaching and an arts program that includes dance and drama. A versatile learning environment, the school holds specialty classes in Italian, music, outdoor education and technology. The school has an out of school hours care program and due to popularity and size, the school is limited to those within the catchment area for enrolment.

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