The latest newsletter from the school
From 2014 our school times will be
8:30am - 2:30pm
Students should not arrive at school before
8:00am and must leave the school grounds by 2:45pm.
Reading with your child at home
and about sight words
Annual holiday dates and student-free
Located walking distance from Cairns city centre.
Parramatta State School was established in 1927 near
the centre of Cairns in a suburb called Parramatta Park.
During the 1950's Parramatta State School was one of the largest
schools outside of Brisbane with an enrolment of over 1000 students.
With the rapid expansion of northern beaches and southern suburbs in
Cairns, enrolment numbers have reduced significantly over the years,
now standing at approximately 450 students.
Parramatta State School focuses on literacy and
numeracy, but offers a broad curriculum that integrates the use of
learning technologies. Every classroom is equipped with a
ceiling/wall digital projector and teachers and students have access
to a modern library, music and sports facilities.
Parramatta's student population is diverse. The suburban community
comprises a broad cross section of occupations and cultural
groupings. The student population reflects the social and cultural
diversity of the surrounds. A significant feature of the school is
its multi-cultural community. Parramatta State School has high
expectations for all students for both academic performance and
standards of behaviour. Behaviour expectations are supported by our
school wide positive behaviour (5100kb
Our school population consists of students Prep to Year 7, as well as
a Special Education Program and an
Early Childhood Development Unit catering for 55 students aged
0—5 years old.
An Outside School Hours Care program also runs
morning and afternoons at Parramatta.
For information regarding curriculum, literacy and numeracy
reporting and National Partnership goals, documents can be downloaded
For more information regarding school size, year levels and location view
Education Queensland schools directory.
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