Annandale State School is a large school situated in the Townsville suburb of Annandale. The suburb is located on the southern approaches to Townsville with the Ross River to our North and Lavarack Barracks to our South. Our school is a large prep to year 6, air-conditioned state primary school with approximately 816 students in the heart of Annandale.
Our important school features are:
A strong academic program
An active and supportive School Council and P&C committee
Extensive music and physical education programs
Supportive Learning support and Special Education programs
Approximately 23% of our students are the children of defence members
Defence School Transition Aides to support the children of defence members
4 computer labs
A 1:1 Laptop program in years 5, and 6
Many participants in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in English, science, and mathematics.
An active and enthusiastic student council
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.