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Our vision

At Mount Perry State School we aim to achieve the best educational outcomes for every student in our school and to provide quality teaching / learning experiences which assist all students to develop their potential and become worthwhile citizens.

Our motto

Our best always

Our values

Be respectful

Be responsible

Be safe

School profile

Mount Perry State School is located in the Bundaberg District some 51 kilometres west of Gin Gin and 100 kilometres from Bundaberg, our closest provincial city. Mount Perry is situated in the North Burnett Regional Council. Established in 1871 the school has always been the central focus for the community and surrounding areas.

School community 

While the Mount Perry community is predominantly rural, recent developments has led to the establishment of small acreage holdings at Wonbah and surrounding Mt Perry area, providing a steady growing population both within this area and the school. The school community is characterised by a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, various work situations and diverse living arrangements. The majority of work opportunities relate to the local council, local businesses, the gold mine at Mount Rawdon and graziers offering seasonal work.

Mount Perry community is always supportive of school activities and takes an active role in all school based projects. One of the strengths of the school is the active involvement and support of the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C). It works cooperatively with the school in providing a supportive educational environment for the students. This organisation complements the team approach of the school and helps to establish strong communication links between home and school. The P & C meets regularly throughout the year with the Annual General Meeting in February.

Students

The primary student enrolment for 2014 is estimated to be 62. Enrolments have historically shown fluctuations throughout the seasonal working periods in the Perry and surrounding areas and are reflective of the transient nature of the community. Up to 45% of the students travel to school by bus, 40% by car and 35% walk or ride to school. Students are allocated across three classes in multi-age environments offering quality curriculum programs across the eight key learning areas, an early education class operating with prep - year 1; years 2 - 4; and a year’s 5 - 7 class.