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Why choose our school?

Welcome to Tewantin State School. Whether you have already enrolled your child or you are considering a school for enrolment, you can be confident that Tewantin State School is an outstanding choice for your child’s education. We have excellent staff that are committed to supporting all students in reaching their full potential and as a team; we are collectively responsible for many whole school achievements. Tewantin State School’s successes include:


• Past School Opinion Survey showed a very high parental satisfaction ratings for the following:-


 “My child likes being at this school
 “My child feels safe at this school
 “This school celebrates student achievements
 “My child’s learning needs are being met at this school

 
• 100% of our discipline audit ratings either outstanding or high. All Queensland schools have been audited and out of the 5 focus areas, 60% of our indicators were outstanding and 40% rated as high. All outstanding ratings are equivalent to the top 3% of schools. Performance from the 2015 NAPLAN results indicate 
 
    * Year 3 and Year 5 were similar to the nation in all areas other than Year 3 writing
 * Year 3 and Year 5 students achieved higher than the nation in the Top 2 Bands in reading
 * Year 3 and Year 5 students achieved higher than the nation in the Top 2 Bands in numeracy
 * Year 3 students achieved higher than the nation in the Top 2 Bands in grammar and punctuation
 * 100% Year 3 students met the national minimum standard in spelling
 * 100% Year 5 students met the national minimum standard in numeracy
 
• Internal monitoring to promote the individual growth of students in a wide range of areas such as intervention, enrichment and extra curricula opportunities
 
• Continued implementation of our Acceler8 program for P-6 students identified as high achieving in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science and design/technology. Not only are our high achieving students identified, but they are challenged through an extension program tailored to ignite their thinking skills
 
• Differentiated curriculum offerings where student differences are recognised, catered for and celebrated
 
• Top level Health and Physical Education school program and a strong representation within District, Regional and State sporting teams.  Former Australian Wallabies Captain, Rocky Elsom is one of our star past pupils
 
• One of Queensland’s finest music programs with our award winning school band renowned throughout the region. A large number of students perform in the Sunshine Coast Regional Advanced and Beginners’ instrumental program
 
• Three students being placed in the top 1% in international academic competitions and approximately 50 results achieving distinctions and credits in international academic competitions
 
• Our facilities are outstanding and include a $130,000 playground to complement our large playing fields; multipurpose hall; swimming pool; tennis, basketball and netball courts; computer labs; all classrooms with iPads, Interactive Whiteboards, computers and internet access as well as a refurbished library and Outside School Hours Care facilities.
 
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you in achieving great outcomes for your child.
                                                   
Sincerely,
 


Corrie Connors

Principal – Tewantin State School

principal@tewantinss.eq.edu.au
Ph: 5335 8888
Fax: 5449 0693