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Our School

Chillagoe State School currently has an enrolment of 22 students. Our Junior Class teacher, Ms Maree Smith teaches Prep, 1 and Year 2 students and is the Health and Physical Education specialist.  Our Teaching Principal, Mr Dean Hardy, is responsible for teaching the Senior Class of 3, 4, 5 and 6 students. Teaching staff are supported by our very capable and experienced teacher-aides - Ms Penny Burdell, Ms Karen Mahoney and Mrs Catherine Cockburn. Our administrative officer is Ms Rhonda O'Shea. Our ancillary staff include Mrs Catherine Cockburn and Mrs Janey Crossland, who care for and maintain our facilities and school environment. 

Our school community is proud and dedicated to the educational improvement of all our students and works positively towards making our school the very best that it can be. Parents willingly support the school in a variety of ways - attending P&C meetings to make important decisions about school events and priorities, assisting with  breakfast club and the homework program.  Our school has community volunteers who enjoy being involved and helping in classrooms. 

In 2016, our school commenced hosting the Chillagoe Playgroup (operating under Paygroup Queensland). Playgroup is open to all children under 5 years of age as an excellent transitional program into their first full year at school (prep). Our prgram offers free membership for families, scaffolded activities and play-based programs, that enables development of early years literacy and numeracy.

Chillagoe State School has a rich and interesting history.  The local population increased in Chillagoe in the early 1900s, due to mining enterprises in the district.  In 1909, Chillagoe State School had more than 180 students enrolled. The original school building is situated directly across from our present day location on Cathedral Street.

Chillagoe State School promotes traditional values in our students.  We believe that inclusive education is a basic right of all, human endeavour is valuable, striving towards a personal goal is important and success should always be celebrated.  Students are encouraged to  Be Safe, Be A Learner, Be Respectful.  Together We Succeed.