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Principal's welcome


Park Lake State School opened in 2008 in the West Pacific Pines area as a direct result of current rapid residential development and future development plans.
The school opened with an enrolment of 212 students and is expecting to have over 950 enrolments in 2017.  We have created a community school, one which encompasses an atmosphere of caring, respect, ownership, quality learning experiences and personal development. 
We invite all families to become a part of our learning community, “Learning and Growing Together” and developing Park Lake State School as a highly respected part of our local community.  This is supported by a very active Parents and Citizens Association which works alongside our school team to provide the best learning experiences for our students.


 
Our school engages fully in the Australian Curriculum providing high quality educational experiences for our students in an environment which is safe and holds very high expectations for both students and staff.  We want our students to be successful people who can function in our society as individuals and as team players.  To support the development of personal growth we implement the You Can Do It! Program which focuses on Resilience, Getting Along, Persistence, Confidence and Organisation.  Academically we have strong processes for identifying the needs of individuals and implement intervention programs and high performance strategies, in conjunction with personal goals in Literacy and Numeracy, in order to assist students achieve continuous growth at a high standard.
The facilities at Park Lake State School support 21st Century learning styles, modern and creative learning spaces supported by high quality technology.  Paralleling facility design are a range of sustainably appropriate design features aimed at reducing our school’s ecological footprint, such as the management of lighting, natural airflow measures to control temperature and the storage of water on site.
Extra-curricular activities are a strong feature of our school, students have opportunities to participate in a wide-range of club-based activities.  These clubs vary from year to year and are organised and run by staff either during school breaks or outside of school hours.  We have an active and successful Instrumental Music Program, a fantastic classroom Music Program, Japanese lessons for Year 5 and 6 students, hold a school musical every second year, a wide variety of sporting offerings  and all students have access to our camping program on annual basis
Park Lake State School and our school community have had a fantastic journey since opening in 2008.  We are highly respected amongst both the local and educational communities as a school that not only provides a quality education with high expectations, but as one that genuinely cares for the welfare and development of our students as whole people.  As a community, we have established close links with our local Early Childhood Education Centres, local primary schools and high schools.  We think of ourselves as the Park Lake family, proudly wearing the name Park Lake State School and striving to be the best we can be at all times.
We look forward to welcoming you into our Park Lake Family,
Craig Larden
Principal