Herberton State School P-10 has been caring for our students for over 130 years. The school was opened in 1881 and it was one of the original six state schools to have a secondary department added in 1912. It is the only remaining high-top school of the initial six.
Our school is situated in a small country town on the Atherton Tablelands.
With approximately 200 students the teachers and staff know each student and their family, providing a strong foundation for a safe, respectful and supportive learning environment at both our Primary and Secondary campuses. We believe that
"with our guidance and expertise every child is capable
of achieving beyond their expectation"
Herberton State School is a National Partnership school. Being a National Partnership school, we receive additional funding from the Federal Government to assist in improving the literacy and numeracy results of our students. We receive this funding because Herberton is recognised as being a low socio-economic school. The Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ISCEA) for the school was 870 in 2010, which is below the average ISCEA value of 1000. Significantly, three quarters (76%) of the student population were located within the lowest range of educational advantage.
The major focus at Herberton State School P-10 is on the improvement of our students’ literacy and numeracy results. To assist us in this goal we have implemented a number of programs and additional resources. We have been able to employ our Learning Support teacher for an additional day each week which now enables us to have a specialist teacher for 3 days each week. In conjunction with the additional teacher we have also employed two additional teacher aides to assist our teachers in the classroom and our learning support teacher in providing intensive assistance to our students.
All students are encouraged to excel in all areas and develop the skills and knowledge to progress on a positive pathway through the education years.
Herberton State School P-10 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Jirrbal People of the country in which this school is located and pays respect to their Elders past and present.
Mr Chris Honan