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
Yours in quality education