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Harlaxton State School

Harlaxton is a small school on the northern outskirts of Toowoomba, the regional centre of the Darling Downs, approximately 140km west of Brisbane.  The school opened on September 2nd, 1901.  On day eight of 2019, the student population was 153. Many of the students attending the school come from the traditional Harlaxton catchment area, north of the railway line. This area was once high-density public housing however there has been a revitalization of the private housing market since the construction of the Northpoint shopping centre across the road from the school. 

Harlaxton State School proudly boasts an indigenous population of 33% and is implementing programs to enhance student understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture. A growing group of students is of non-Australian origin.  Harlaxton SS currently has an EALD enrolment of 34%.  In response to this changing demographic, the school now employs two Arabic and Kurdish Kurmanji interpreters two days each week who unpack the school newsletter and letters home with parents and assist in classrooms and HPE classes.  The school also funds an additional teacher and Teacher Aide to support EALD students in class.

In 2016, the school became the home of the EALD teachers and teacher aides for Darling Downs South West region.

Our school vision centres on 'The Whole Child - Making Connections, Creating Opportunities'.   The Child's colours are symbolic- yellow is for academic, blue is for social-emotional, red is for physical, green is for cultural and pink is for community.  The core values of our school are Respect, Relationships and Resilience. These underpin all aspects of school life and form  the base of our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Program. The P & C Association also plays a proactive role in the life of the school.

Our school programs are based on our vision of educating the Whole Child by giving all students an opportunity for a rounded education. Our programming is focused on The Australian Curriculum delivered through C2C in the classrooms.

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