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Principal’s welcome

I have the best job in the world: I am the Principal of Moorooka State School and there is honestly no other job I would rather have. There are so many great things that happen at Moorooka State School that I consider it to be an honour to be the principal. Every day in our school is a joy and I know you will also be delighted in sending your children here.

Moorooka State School offers your children a well balanced curriculum. We have developed literacy and numeracy programs which enrich the learning outcomes of our students. While our NAPLAN results have continued to strengthen, what's more important is the growth our students experience in the overall teaching and learning process: they are outstanding! When you visit our school you will see first hand how the variety of learning environments we have allow staff to ensure students are actively involved in their learning. 

We have welcoming classrooms, a huge hall including music and keyboard room, two computer labs, a well resourced library, science lab, visual art workroom, several play areas, and extensive outdoor learning areas.

ICTs are a priority at Moorooka State School. Staff and students have access to interactive whiteboards in every classroom around the school. We have in excess of 130 Apple iPad devices and 30 Apple iPods, accessible by staff and students in our school.

Our resource centre and most of our classrooms have been completely refurbished, while a new administration area, Art amenities, and Science lab have been introduced in the past two years. We have provided your children with spacious learning environments designed for 21st Century education. Recently we were successful in our application for a grant to completely refurbish the outdoor learning area for Prep, to be completed by 2015.

We have been implementing the National Curriculum since 2012, with our staff prioritising literacy and numeracy skills while continuing with school priorities such as meeting the needs of all students (those requiring extra support and those with gifts and talents), reducing our ecological footprint, embedding ICT practices and ensuring smooth transition for our students to Year 8.

There is nothing I enjoy more than my daily interaction with staff and students. The office staff often tell me I am hard to find: it's usually because I am out and about co-teaching with my colleagues in the classroom, chatting with 
parents who have dropped in, or enjoying a story or activity with a child in the classroom. Can I encourage you to do the same: your participation in your child’s education is the key to ensuring that together we can ensure great things happen for your child.

Every day at Moorooka is Open Day. I invite you to come and discuss more fully what our school has to offer you and your family.

Craig Kerwin, Principal
Dip Tch (Prim), Grad Dip Ed (Comp in Ed)
Dip MM, Dip Train/Assess