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Waterford West State School

Waterford West State School is committed to providing  high quality inclusive education for all students.  Parents and teachers are committed to working in partnership to provide a supportive school environment to achieve our school motto 'Learning for Life'. Through the process of explicit instruction our school is committed to create a climate that enhances every child's belief in themselves to be lifelong learners and active members of society. We are constantly striving to further develop our vision and set future directions to achieve our school specific goals. Our educational community is committed to exploring initiatives and creating opportunities and institutional links for improved teaching and learning outcomes for students and staff across Prep to Year 6.
Waterford West State School, aims to provide our nearly 740 students from Prep - Year 6 with the tools to be lifelong learners by providing:
  • Programs to facilitate our students learning, for example, S.E.P (Special Education Program), reading intervention and extension programs.
  • Specialist teachers, who include; a guidance officer, music specialist, physical education teacher, cultural studies teacher, art specialist, speech language pathologist and many other visiting teachers.
  • School facilities, which include; a hall, oval, computer lab, and interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
Waterford West State School has a proud tradition of providing quality learning experiences for all students. As winners and state finalists in the State Showcase Awards for Excellence in Education on two occasions over the last several years, we have much to offer students of all ability levels. We have won first prize in the Regional Showcase Awards on three occasions - for excellence in Community Partnerships twice and for Excellence in Middle Schooling on one occasion. We have been State Award finalists on two occasions and State Winners once. We also won the 2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards for our work with our Indigenous community.
We have many valued community partnerships including strong ties to Griffith University through the 'Launch into Life at Logan' project aimed at improving outcomes for our year 5 and 6 students. We have developed a new partnership with ARTIE (Achieving Results Through Indigenous Education) aimed at Closing the Gap and improving academic and attendance outcomes for our Indigenous students. 
We value all of our students and create an environment based on tolerance and understanding with respect for all cultures. We promote positive relationships with our parents and care-givers and believe we are partners in the successful learning of our students. We are very proud to be recognised as a Tier 3 PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school which is integral in providing calm and learning focussed classrooms. At Waterford West State School we really are 'Learning for Life'.

Explicit Improvement Agenda


  • Overall attendance will be above 93%
  • Less than 16% of students will have 85% or below attendance


  • Greater than 80% of students will achieve a C standard in reading


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