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Principal's Welcome

 
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the MacGregor State School
website.
Named after Queensland’s 11th governor Sir William MacGregor, and our local suburb, MacGregor State School opened in 1972. We have since established a very proud reputation as a school of excellence, enrichment and extension; consistently being one of the highest performing schools in student academic, performing arts and sporting results. Our school offers programs for about 1300 students in Prep to Year 6.
As an Independent Public School (IPS) we have a very active School Council and P&C. We aim to work in a positive partnership with parents to develop every child to their full potential. Our high expectations on behaviour and the way our students wear our full uniform demonstrate to the community our commitment to excellence and our sense of belonging.
Our school uses the Australian Curriculum. We focus on improving all students' outcomes in English, Maths and Science using 21st century teaching strategies and technologies. To accelerate learning all our classrooms and outdoor learning areas are digitally rich. We also provide excellence programs in student leadership and citizenship. We recognise that our students have a full range of gifts and talents that we seek to develop.
Nearly 70% of our students identify with a non-English speaking cultural background; with over 40% requiring additional support. Where required, they are supported to acquire English language skills by our specialist EAL/D team.
About 80 of our students with a range of disabilities are supported in our Special Education Program. Through a combination of individual varying levels of intervention within regular classrooms and withdrawal programs, where appropriate, our students are well cared for and challenged to reach their full potential as learners and young people.
Our Priorities this year are:
Reading – a consistent pedagogical approach to the teaching of reading across the school, and
Wellbeing - Embedding a whole of school approach to improving the wellbeing of students, staff and community.
If you are seeking information about enrolling your child at our wonderful school, please contact the office to make an appointment to speak with one of our dedicated staff.
I look forward to meeting you and your children at our school.
Yours in quality education
Principal
Mr. Lee Gerchow