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5/12/2017

​Dear parents & friends,

As 2017 school year draws towards a close I wish to take this opportunity to thank all those who have made Coorparoo State School and amazing place for education of young people. It is a team effort and a partnership between parents, staff and students.

I am continuously amazed by the impressive efforts made each week by so many. Our community is what stands out. From our parent reps, SCLO and P&C through to our School Council, it is a massive endeavour each week clearly focused on helping our children have the best experiences they can, shaping them to grow into the young people we wish them to be.

We are so fortunate to have dedicated staff who go beyond their paid jobs to take on many extra roles to add to the quality of school life. I thank each of them for this.

2017 has been a year of building success for our students. We have very clear dedicated measurement processes in place to ensure that we know how each child is progressing or what we need to do to ensure their learning goals are met. Everything we do, how we teach, and programs designed to help children, are measured to know that they are successful. This year we have yet again improved student outcomes well beyond, state, national and our like schools performance. This has seen our school sort as a high performing school that is making a difference. We share our knowledge with the Department and other schools on a regular basis, and seek to learn from best practice and research for our continuous improvement.

Our big issue facing our community in 2018 and beyond is growth in our catchment and capacity to grow. Our Heritage Listing and need to maintain green space and facilities for our students has been considered in the listing of our school as part of the inner city school strategy to consider future impacts on our growth. In term 2, 2018 we will commence work on master planning for the future with DET. This will mean that only families who live in our catchment will be allowed to enrol in the future. For 2018 we are already planning to have 33 classrooms in operation. Many grades are near capacity and space is limited. For this reason it is critical that if you intend to leave and have not informed us or if you will not return in 2018 until after day 8, you contact the office and complete necessary paper work.

I would like to wish our graduating students the very best for their high school journey. I know we have prepared you for the future, we look forward to hearing about your success. TO those who are leaving us to move to other places, we thank you for your time at Coorparoo State School and we know that you will also look back on your time here with fond memories and strong foundations.

Finally I want to wish you all a happy and safe holidays, let this be a time of relaxation, family and good will in our world. For those who celebrate Christmas, may it be merry!  To you all, I wish a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Dean