Principal's welcome


Welcome to Undurba State School’s website. Our school motto “Aim for the best’ is evident in our strong focus on every student succeeding within a supportive framework of high expectation. Undurba State School has built a reputation as a caring, high achieving school, with excellent educational opportunities, including a quality curriculum, high behaviour standards and a commitment to continuing improvement and lifelong learning. We aim to provide your child with rich and rewarding learning experiences that will lead and support them as they grow. As you browse these website pages, you will gain a flavour of what we do and what we value at Undurba State School.

I am honoured to be principal of a school that provides an individual learning journey for each of our 1017 students. Our Undurba State School vision is ‘empowering every learner to reach their potential and become successful global citizens’. Undurba State School focuses on growing the whole child, with a strong emphasis on academic achievement. Extension and enrichment opportunities, special interest clubs, as well as structured support for all learners provide the platform for all students to be successful. Explicit teaching of behaviour expectations and resilience and self-management skills, in addition to an extensive array of cultural, sporting and musical opportunities complete the Undurba experience. From the first book your child reads or that first friendship made on the playground, through to the satisfaction of mastering complex problems or conquering a fear by performing on stage, achieving a personal learning goal or a student leadership role, we will be there to encourage and celebrate those successes.

I am privileged to lead a team of highly professional and committed staff, who work diligently to provide an environment which supports each and every student to reach their full potential. We explicitly measure success and progress regularly. We possess a reflective culture where regular data on achievements, progress of individual students are used to make continual judgements about the effectiveness of teaching, curriculum and make adjustments to personalised learning programs.

Our students are confident and proud of their achievements. They have strong literacy and numeracy capability and access technology and devices to facilitate ‘just in time learning’ and a broader and deep engagement with the modern digital world. They are prepared for a global community through opportunities to practice communication, undertake critical research and develop a sense of respect for the planet.

Undurba signature programs including Undurba Griffin Early Learning Network, ePAW (elearning initiative), Positive Behaviour for Learning Program, Reboot, and Balanced Reading Program enhance the school experience, and improve learning outcomes and student well-being.

We value partnerships with parents and caregivers. We know that as a united team we are best placed to support your child to reach their potential. This partnership starts even before your child dons their uniform for their first day of Prep at Undurba through our region renowned transition to Prep program.

Finally, our school community values kindness and respect. Staff members model these traits to students and families. We explicitly teach, expect and acknowledge students for treating each other and other school community members in the way they wish to be treated for everyone’s peace and well-being.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our wonderful school. I look forward to meeting you and your family and welcoming you into our school community.

Kylie Smith

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Last reviewed 03 May 2019
Last updated 03 May 2019