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Why choose our school?

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Gumdale State School is a coeducational state primary school that caters for students from Prep to Year 6. Currently about 1000 students attend the school. Our students live predominantly in the surrounding Brisbane suburbs of Wakerley, Gumdale, Chandler and Tingalpa.  

Distinctive Curriculum

At Gumdale State School we offer the following distinctive curriculum offerings: 

  • ​STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program
    • Our ​​​STEM program offers specialised, integrated learning for our students in Years 3-6 with a focus on creative thinking, coding and sustainability
  • Arts Programs

    • Our specialist music teachers provide instruction from Prep – Year 6

    • Gumnuts Choir (Year 2), Gumleaves Choir (Years 3-4) and Gumtrees Choir (Years 5-6)

    • Junior, Intermediate and Senior Band

    • Xylophone Group

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iPad classes for all students in Years 2-6

  • Extension programs for high achieving students

    • Partnerships with Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre 

    • Cluster High School Program Opportunities

    • ICAS Testing – Academic Award Recognition 


Extra- Curricular Activities

At Gumdale State School we provide students with opportunities to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities, including: 

  • Signature Programs for students in Years 4-6
  • Interschool Sport for students in Years 5-6
  • Sailing and Watersports program for students in Years 2-6 through our partnership with Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
  • Swim squad and lessons in partnership with Aquatic Achievers
  • Representation at Qld All Schools Carnivals in Touch Football, Netball and Oztag
  • Sport Aerobics for Years 2-6
  • Equestrian Program in partnership with Kurshonbrooke Lodge
  • School camps for students in Years 4-6
  • Instrumental music camps and choir workshops
  • A variety of school based clubs including: Coding Club, Kitchen Garden Club, Chess Club
  • Arts Showcase
  • Science Competitions
  • Writer’s workshops

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Last reviewed 10 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020