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Gumdale State School is located at 677 New Cleveland Road, and is sited on almost seven hectares of land in a semi-rural area in the outer Brisbane metropolitan area. It caters for the Gumdale community, a mixture of acreage style and urban living, and offers unique quality education, activities and experiences which add greatly to the character of the school.

The suburb of Gumdale began its history as Mossdale, named after a large sheep property in the area. This was changed to Grassdale in about 1889. Locals successfully lobbied for the establishment of a school, which opened as Grassdale State School on 26th August 1935 with two rooms and 32 pupils.

In 1942 there was another name change that arose with the opening of a post office in the developing area and a clash of names with a Grassdale Post Office in another state. The headmaster at Grassdale State School asked the children for suggestions and the name Gumdale was chosen.

In 1975, parts of Gumdale were divided into four smaller suburbs: Gumdale, Wakerley, Ransome and Chandler.

Due to the growing student population, in 2015 Gumdale State School received a much needed facilities upgrade. As part of this upgrade a new full size oval, 2 mulit-purpose courts and cricket practice nets were constructed on the site bordering Formosa Road. The facilities upgrade also included a new building which has been purpose built for our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Program.​