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A short history
 
The Herberton State School was established in December 1881 to serve the Herberton Tin Mining Fields. The town "boomed" in its early years and the school population grew accordingly.
Herberton State School 1912

In 1912 Secondary Education was officially established in Queensland. Herberton was one of five Secondary Departments established in the state at that time and is now the only remaining one operating as a Secondary Department.
 
In early times Herberton was noted as the Educational centre of north Queensland having three Secondary schools catering for students from all over the north. In 1974 the school lost it's Senior Secondary Section to Atherton and we now cater for Prep through to year 10.
 
The New Primary Campus
 
In 1994 the new Primary Campus opened. This caters for children in preschool to year seven. The Secondary Department remains at the old site. The entire Herberton community was very excited about the opening of the new Primary School as conditions at the old site had become rather cramped.
Our new school has well equipped classrooms, two under-cover play areas, a library and computer room, and landscaped outdoor surroundings.