Marshall Road State School is an inner-city school with a rural atmosphere located south-east of the Brisbane CBD. It caters for the learning needs of just over 500 students from Prep to Year 6. Marshall Road State School has a proud sense of community with family associations that extend through generations.
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Our school population
Marshall Road State School attracts students from a wide area with many students living outside of the
catchment area and many children travelling some distance to attend.
We are proud of our school's
performance and student achievements. Our students consistently perform higher than the Australian national average in NAPLAN tests. Parents and students also rate the school very highly in satisfaction surveys. See our performance and achievements page for more information.
Our school at a glance
Intervention programme for Years 1 - 6
A large and successful Instrumental Music Program and choral program
A visual arts program
Extension program in literacy and numeracy
Our school offers many
extra-curricular activities including:
Interschool sports Years 4 - 6
Swimming Club run by P&C
Dancing with Dance Fever (P-6)
Science Fair and Arts Festival
During the year, our school holds or hosts many special events including:
For more information please see the
Performing Arts Centre (PAC) which is used for concerts, assembly/parade and many other community events
Resource Centre - home of the school's library and meeting areas
Swimming pool - 25m swimming pool where swimming lessons are provided as part of the curriculum
3 playgrounds-including 2 dedicated playground for junior students Prep to Year 3
2 Sport Ovals - senior and junior
Tuckshop and Uniform Shop
Kidszone is the name of our out-of-hours care which operates during school term, school holidays and pupil-free days from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Kidszone has recently increased its licensed capacity to 160 children and can generally accommodate all families in need of this service.
There are three house teams in our school, each named after early settlers in our community as outlined on our
school history. Every child is placed in a house:
- Gibson (yellow)
- Holland (red)
- Toohey (blue)
Students compete in cross country and field events and athletics and swimming for house trophies. Children are encouraged to wear a house polo shirt for all sporting events and a bathing cap in their house colour for the Swimming Carnival. These are standard uniform items and are available from the P&C uniform shop.
School community and P&C
We have a strong sense of community with many parents being active in the school. We usually start the year with a Welcome BBQ to welcome new and returning families to the school. There are a number of opportunities throughout the year for parents and grandparents to
volunteer and/or be involved in the
Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C). Events such as our school fete and movie night help bring the school community together.
Student services and support programs
We offer a range of
student services and support programs including dental care, peer support programs and
school chaplaincy service.