Queensland State Schools

Queensland State Schools

Queensland State Schools

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Queensland State Schools are schools that are part of the Queensland, Australia State Government provided universal free education system.

Primary Schools cater for Preparatory Year (Prep or PY) and Years 1 to 7 (covering students from 5 to 13 years). PY, Years 1, 2 and 3 are sometimes known as Infants. Highschools cater for Years 8 to 12. There have also been a few schools, usually in extremely remote areas, that provide Years PY to 10 (Hightop Primary Schools)

State education system

Queensland, Australia has an extensive State education system, which is free and open to all residents, administered by and funded through a Queensland State Government Department now known as and is also responsible for Training and the Arts.

The system consists of Primary Schools (see below), High Schools, Special Schools (catering to the needs of those with physical and intellectual handicaps severe enough to preclude mainstreaming) and the Correspondence/Remote support service.

The Queensland system of State School schools grew out of the National Schools program, the first of which in Queensland was established in 1850 in Warwick, funded by the New South Wales government. Other national schools such as that at Drayton soon followed. After Queensland was declared independent of New South Wales in 1859, it assumed responsibility for Schools. In 1870, State Schools became free, and with the Education Act of 1875, provided for free and compulsory education in State schools for all...
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