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Welcome to Atherton State School

On behalf of our school community I would like to welcome you to Atherton State School. Our school offers a holistic learning approach focused on the whole child, delivered within an atmosphere of family support and values. Our school philosophy is based on the beliefs that - We are Respectful, We are Safe, and We are Learners.

Atherton State School is a medium sized school with approximately 480 students enrolled.  The school has a dedicated Special Education Facility located on the school site that provides focused, individualised support for students with diagnosed disabilities or impairments. 

Our school utilises the Australian Curriculum across all our year levels.  This ensures all children at Atherton State School are learning and assessed on units of work that are comparable to specific year levels right across all States and Territories in Australia.

Atherton State School has a strong academic, sporting, cultural and technological focus that is underpinned by our school motto - Achievement Through Endeavour. This is translated into classroom activities and other learning opportunities where students are encouraged to not necessarily 'be the best' but 'do their best'.

We strongly believe that the greatest academic and social development of your child will occur when we, parents and teachers, work together. You are encouraged to become involved in your child's classroom and also with our school's Parents and Citizens Association.

We are very proud of our school and our students and look forward to working with you and your child.

Nicholas Shirley





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