We welcome you to our school.
Albany Creek Primary School was established in 1874 and remained a small country school until the mid 1970's when nearby housing developments caused a rapid growth in school population.
To meet the demands of the rapid increase in enrolment a variety of classroom styles has been constructed. The most recent additions are purpose built general learning areas equipped with the latest learning technologies. The most recent addition is a new playground.
Albany Creek Primary is currently a Band 10 (SL6) school with a student population of approximately 850 students from prep to year six.
In addition to thirty-four classroom teachers our experienced staff includes a Principal, three Deputy Principals, Head of Curriculum, Head of Special Education services, a Teacher-Librarian, a Music Teacher, Learning Support Teachers, Special Education Teachers, a Physical Education Specialist, a Japanese Teacher, visiting Instrumental Music Specialists and Advisory Staff. The school also has a Chaplain.
Our school motto, 'A Sound Body in a Sound Mind" encourages students develop all facets of themselves and the school provides a wide variety of opportunities for students to engage in, both as part of their class learning program and in extracurricular activities. These include: Speaking Competition (Years 4, 5 and 6); Interhouse and Interschool Sport - cricket, softball, netball, soccer, rugby league; Interhouse and Interschool Athletics; Concerts (Upper grades); Bush Dance (Years 3, 4); Fancy Dress Ball (Years 1, 2); Carols by Torchlight (Years 1, 2). In addition there are numerous classroom activities and excursions organised by teaching staff. Lunch time opportunities include STEAM based activities such as robotics and ….., use of ICT through the school resource centre (iPads and laptops), dance, PAL program (Peer Assistance Program ) , Sport and leisure clubs (Years 5, 6) in terms 2 and 4,and the senior leader program to name a few.
Year 4, 5 and 6 participate in a yearly camp which provides opportunities for social growth building confidence, resilience and experiences new and challenging activities.
Our Resource Centre offers a wide range of books, games and activities. Children are taught library and research skills and are exposed to computer technology through the learning centres in the resource centre and the library automation program.
Our classroom learning environments are inviting displaying student work and spaces for children to learn which are developmental appropriate. All teaching spaces have electronic white or interactive LCD panels and children have access to iPad and laptop use.
Also located within the landscaped school grounds are an Assembly Hall, Music Block, Dental Clinic, Special Education Block and a Preparatory Year Campus with five specialised classrooms. The school hosts a large before and after school service operated by YMCA. This provides an excellent service to our parents.
A proud and supportive P and C Association operate a tuckshop service three days a week and also provide a uniform shop. Fundraising and family events are held regularly throughout the year to continue to build a wonderful family atmosphere that we are very proud of at Albany Creek.
The school community is proud of its grounds and has strived to develop an inviting atmosphere as well as an environmental conscience in the students. The school operates a permaculture garden at the rear of the school and students have proudly placed well in local garden competitions.
It is part of school policy to keep parents well informed and interested in the school community. We believe that where parents, teachers and school organisations co-operate fully, the child benefits considerably. A weekly electronic newsletter, Twitter, QSchools, QParents and Facebook page run by the P and C all help to keep you informed.
Our staff work tirelessly at improving their own professional learning, proud of their students and are always striving for our students to be the very best they can be.
It is our hope that this information will help to consolidate the already high level of parental involvement and interest. Members of the Administration team are available to elaborate on any issues relevant to the school.
As Principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school community and to extend to you an open invitation to learn more about school either through the pages of this website or in person. Our friendly office staff are there to help you.
We believe that our school is what we make it and we look forward to having you as part of our wonderful place.