Hendra State School, established in 1864, is the
oldest school in the district. In 2014 Hendra SS celebrated 150 years of
service to the community of Hendra.
150 years, Hendra State School has seen significant changes. Technologies
available to both students and teachers have transformed the way education is
delivered as well as our future path. Significant investments have been made in
Information and Communication Technologies including the upgrade of the
wireless/ NBN network, purchase of laptops and IPADs and this year we have
embarked on Coding and Robotics Programs to further enhance the learning and
skills of our students for the future!
State School aims to educate children intellectually, socially, emotionally and
physically in order to help them make a positive contribution to society, be
problem solvers, entrepreneurs and use persistence and resilience in facing the
wider world and demands of life now and in the future. We offer a comprehensive educational program
based on the National Australian Curriculum, delivered by a very dedicated, professional
and motivated staff. In realizing the
above, the school prides itself on offering;
and Robotics Program – Students learn computer programming, logic, graphic,
design, animation and problem solving in
a playful way by building their own computer games, program robots and
exploring the digital world.
to Success Program – A horse riding program, where every student receives 5
weeks of horse lessons. This has significantly increased our student’s willingness
to take considered risks in the learning environment. This initiative is unique
to Hendra State School and has been reflective of the significance of the
Hendra Horse racing community.
Music Program – With the assistance of the instrumental Music Outreach Program,
and with generous support from the P & C Association, students have been
offered the chance to learn a musical instrument from Year 3. Students not only
play for school events but for concerts at the Meriwee Aged Care Facility.
in Technology – Installation of WiFi in all learning spaces, interactive data
projectors, a conference room with large interactive screen, IPads, Lap tops
and Desk computers.
Garden – The Brisbane city Council were able to assist the school with setting
up vegetable gardens. At present we have a collection of students that enjoy
watering, weeding and picking the produce! A great chance to teach and learn
Buddies Program – A unique literacy pen pals buddy program allowing our students
in Years 4 – 6 to exchange letters with a prominent Law firm.
to L.O.T.E (Languages other than English) – The LOTE taught at Hendra is
Japanese. LOTE is taught from Prep –
Grade 6. In addition to learning to comprehend and compose written and
spoken texts in Japanese, students also learn about cultural practices and
compare and contrast to their own.
State School is a unique small school and prides itself on attaining high
standards in academic achievement, behavior and sporting pursuits and its ability
to prepare students as life- long learners.
is a small school we put strong emphasis on community and working in
partnership, in order for all our students to achieve to their potential.