Corinda State School was established in 1927 and moved progressively to its current location from 1976. The school consists of three preparatory classes, twenty primary open area teaching spaces, a music block, a state of the art resource centre, a performing arts centre, a special education building, a school aged care centre, an administration block and covered half basketball court. These facilities are complemented by an amenities block, a new school canteen and uniform shop.
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The school has an oval, grassed play areas, an environmental area, tennis courts, two adventure playgrounds, basketball court, handball courts and netball courts. The school accesses the adjacent Dunlop Park Swimming Pool for swimming lessons in the summer months.
Corinda State School is a cluster school for physical impairment. All except 4 teaching spaces are wheelchair accessible. The school also hosts a Head of Special Education Services (HOSES) position for the Oxley Road Program (across Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda and Oxley State Schools) to support students with intellectual impairments, speech language impairment and autistic spectrum disorder. This allows students to be supported while attending their local school. Corinda is highly sought after as a family oriented school.
The school population is drawn from more than 39 suburbs and includes 61 nationalities, with 42 languages spoken at home. The majority of students reside in Corinda, Oxley, Darra, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Inala and Durack. Enrolments are currently 590 students from prep - year 6. The school operates under an enrolment management plan which ensures that enrolment is maintained at a sustainable level.
In addition to 23 classroom teachers, our school has specialist teachers for Music, Physical Education, Library and French. A full-time Support Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy (STLaN), 0.6 English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher, visiting guidance officer and speech language pathologist are available to assist children. A chaplaincy program operates in the school to support families with both physical and emotional needs 2 days a week.
Parent and community participation in the school is strong through involvement in the Parents' and Citizens' Association and related activities, including volunteer work in classrooms and other school activities. The school welcomes Ready Readers in the junior classrooms as a vital addition to supporting literacy development and the enjoyment of reading.
The school enjoys close links with Corinda State High School, Rotary Club – sponsoring the Junior Rotarian program in year 6, the local RSL, PCYC, Oxley United Football Club, local churches and businesses.
Our school has a flexible committee structure which focuses on the strategic and management operations of the school. Genuine partnerships with students, parents and the community have successfully resulted in the spirit of co-operation existing in our school.