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As principal of Burketown State School I am extremely proud of how our students, staff and community work collaboratively to provide a safe and caring learning environment built around high behavioural and learning expectations. It is our goal to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in a rapidly changing future.

We offer a broad academic program with a strong emphasis on English, mathematics and science. Our school has a proud history of supporting students with a range of needs and abilities to ensure their future success.
At Burketown SS we have three core values that students can take with them into their adult lives:
  • Achieving your best - Effort = Results
  • Being respectful and responsible
  • Caring and confidence
We offer our students a wide range of academic, extra-curricular, sporting and cultural programs, including:
  • STEM - Science, Technlogy, Engineering and Mathamatics programs (Prep - year 6)
  • Global Languages Program - Gangalidda Dictionary Revival
  • ATSIAP Program - Abroiginal & Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program
  • Junior Ranger Program - CLCAC Junior Ranger program (Prep - Year 6)
  • Positive Behaviour System Program - developing positive, well balanced and behaved, creative students
  • Gulf Sports - Health and Well-Being programs

We look forward to you becoming a part of our school community and helping us create a beautiful place to belong, inspire and grow.


Mr Chris Ford