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Principal's welcome

Hello, my name is Scott Medford and it is my honour and privilege to be the Principal of Carole Park State School.

Our school is blessed with a diversity of cultures that enriches our school community. We are a welcoming, supportive, inclusive school and we celebrate diversity.

At Carole Park State School we focus on literacy and numeracy and have a positive approach to valuing the diversity and changes that are part of our world. We also value the need to progress and equip our students with the skills for the future - critical thinking and using information and communication technology.

At Carole Park State School we see ourselves as a community of learners. We are continually working with professional researchers and the Department of Education, Queensland, to establish the highest quality of teaching.  Our school in recent years has had the pleasure to work collaboratively with other schools in the Ipswich, Springfield and Western Suburbs to further progress our teaching practices and deliver quality education to our students.

Our community, staff and students take pride in who we are, and what we are learning. We are proud to say that our school has been recognised for its work in the last two years. We have hosted education tours for local and international schools.

Our school has high expectations for all members of our community. We have a growth mindset. We believe that we learn by our mistakes. Our community members are encouraged to take positive risks and never stop learning and improving. I believe education empowers all of us to make the best choices in life.


The expectations at Carole Park State School are:

- Be Safe

- Be Respectful

- Be a Learner

These expectations are for our whole school community. Our students demonstrate these on a daily basis and we are appreciative to the parents and caregivers who support these expectations in the home and community.

We welcome parent involvement in the school. Please feel encouraged to become closely involved with your children’s education. Your support is integral to us as we work as a team to support every student to be the best that they can be.

I look forward to working with our evolving school community to provide a safe, supportive and positive learning environment for all the students at Carole Park State School.

Scott Medford