Principal's welcome


Welcome to the Shailer Park State School website. It is my hope that this website captures some of the true magic of our exceptional school.

My staff and I are committed to providing a quality education for our students and we are proud to be part of a strong public education system. I am privileged to have been given the responsibility of helping to shape the lives of young people in the Shailer Park community – our leaders of tomorrow. I value and treasure the ongoing support from a dedicated and loyal P&C Association, parents and caregivers, a vibrant leadership team, our talented and passionate teaching and non-teaching staff, strong community partnerships – but most importantly – our greatest assets – our wonderful students!

Our school motto is 'Creating brighter futures'. At Shailer Park State School we build a positive learning culture, providing challenging, interactive and engaging learning experiences whilst nurturing relationships with families and the wider community. Our talented teaching and non-teaching staff are committed to developing in our students a true love of learning, developing confident, resilient young people who are well prepared for a meaningful future.

We are proud of the many achievements we get to celebrate at Shailer Park State School - academic excellence, social and emotional development, sporting brilliance, and cultural excellence to name just a few. Students have a diverse range of opportunities to find and develop their unique strengths, be that in leadership, sports, music, dance, art, public speaking, academic or other individual pursuits. Shailer Park State School believes in developing the potential of each student.

The Shailer Park State School spirit is obvious as you walk through our school. You will clearly see that our students thrive in an environment which encourages resilience and resourcefulness, combined with tolerance, understanding and respect for the diversity which exists in our community and world.

Students are proud to wear their school uniform which is well recognised in the community and provides children with a sense of belonging. Our school community has identified the following school expectations to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:

  • Be safe
  • Be responsible
  • Be respectful

We aim to be a family oriented school working in a positive partnership with parents to develop every child to their full potential. We recognise that our students have a full range of gifts and talents that we seek to develop. We focus on improving all students' outcomes in English, maths and science using 21st century teaching strategies and technologies. We are proud that we are delivering a world class curriculum for our future generations and invite you to visit so you can see Shailer Park State School in action.

Julie Canham

Last reviewed 30 May 2019
Last updated 30 May 2019