Our school acknowledges that it is located on the traditional lands of the Bindal and Wulgurukaka people, and we pay our respects to elders both past and present. The Indigenous people of the Annandale Area are mostly part of two main groups.
The Bindal people
They call their country Thul Garrie Waja. An important symbol for the Bindal people is the shooting star. They believe that wherever the star fell or the direction the star fell there was either danger coming from that direction or someone from the direction was in need of help or in danger.
The Wulgurukaba people
The Wulgurukaba people call their country Currumbilbarra. Wulgurukaba means "canoe people". And important symbol for the Wulgurukaba people is the carpet snake. The creation story tells of the creation snake that comes down from the Herbert River (Ingham area), which went outside to sea, creating the Hinchinbrook channel and the Palm and Magnetic Islands. His body broke up leaving parts along the coast. The tail of the snake is at Halifax Bay; his body is at Palm Island; and his head rests at Arcadia on Magnetic Island.
Annandale is part of the Mt Stuart Cluster of State Schools.