Aratula State School is a unique rural school in the picturesque Fassifern Valley approximately one hour south west of Brisbane.
We have 22 students from Prep to Year 7 with at least one student in every year level. We have an excellent student to staff ratio. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays students are grouped into two teaching groups - Junior school (Prep to Year 2) and Senior school (Years 3 to 7) and are taught by two teachers who are supported by three teacher aides. On Thursdays, students undertake studies in Health and Physical Education (HPE), Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Technology, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) and Art. On Fridays, students are again grouped into Junior school and Senior school with the Senior School being supported by two teachers.
We have the services of specialist teachers in LOTE (German), music, HPE and library. Students are further supported throughout the year by a Guidance Officer, Support Teacher (disabilities), Speech Language Pathologist and Chaplain.
Our Parent handbook (PDF, 437 KB) contains a variety of specific information about the range of opportunities available to students.
We provide a modern, friendly learning environment in which every child is treated as an individual and is encouraged and expected to achieve their best. Parents are important partners in the learning journey and are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways.
We have a small but active Parents and Citizens Association who meet regularly. Visit the calendar to find out when they next meet.
Aratula State School was originally known as Carter's Gate Provisional School. In 1911, the school was renamed Aratula State School and so began the illustrious history of our school. Our centenary celebrations in May, 2011 highlighted the affection and regard with which the school is held.
A rich history does not prevent us from embracing the most modern of technological advances. Our students enjoy an almost 1:1 desktop computer ratio, the use of four iPad 2s, subscriptions to a range of educational internet sites and participate in real time online learning activities through the School of Distance Education and Education Queensland's South East Region.
Our students participate in a range of sporting activities throughout the year. When we are not able to supply a full team of students, we make connections with other local small schools and form combined teams. We participate in a Combined Small Schools Sports Day each year at which our students are able to compete in a full range of athletics events.
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