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WELCOME TO ROCHEDALE STATE SCHOOL in 2015 .......

Date: 
CALENDAR:

July
28 - P&C Meeting - 7.00pm
    - English Test, Yrs 3 - 6
    - Rochedale SHS - Year 5 Challenge
30 - Maths Team Challenge - Stretton College
31 - Student of the Month
    - Interschool Sports Trials

August
7 -  Interschool Sports Trials
10 - District Track & Field
11 - District Track & Field
    - Maths Test Yrs 3 - 6
    - Scientific Day - Year 2
12 - Show Holiday
13 - Scientific Day - Year 2
14 - Junior Sports Day - Yr 1 & 2 - 9.15an - 10.45am,
       Prep - 1130am - 1.00pm
    - Interschool Sport Begins

Click here for Ed. Qld School calendar for 201
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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL ...........

Click here for some information about our school in Chinese


Click here for some information about our school in Chinese.

Click here for some information about our school in Korean.
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Rochedale State School is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Brisbane in a pleasant, semi-rural area with easy access to both northern and southern highways and only 10 minutes from the city centre.  Our school is enrolment managed which means that our ability to accept enrolments from outside our catchment area may be limited. Click here for our school Enrolment Management Plan. Click here for a catchment map of the Greater Brisbane area including Rochedale State School. Click here for a local map of our school's catchment area.

The Rochedale area has quite an interesting history.
Click here for the history of Rochedale.

Our new pickup/drop off area

Our school is home to many different sorts of wildlife including koalas and wallabies. We once had a resident peacock called Andrew who made his home here for many years. Here are some photos of a pair of tawny frog mouths and fledgling, one of the koalas, our peacock, a wallaby and kookaburra::
 
 A wallaby watches footy training  and a kookaburra was there too!!

Our Tawny Frog Mouth & baby. Daddy watches close by.

One of our koalas.

Andrew, our peacock, shows off
for Shirley, our peahen.
   
Click  here see a map of our school!!

Click here for the Education Department's map showing our school and other schools in this district.

Click on Brisbane on the map to the left, to have a closer look at where we are on the map.

 
Click on the photo  below to have a look at some great aerial views of our school. Most recent ones from NearMap from 24 March, 2011 and the school fete in 2012.
 

An aerial view of Rochedale State School.

 
Values Education: Staff and students at Rochedale State School places great importance on an atmosphere of good values.
Click here for some photos and information about our Values.
 

School leaders and Mr K. Graham with the Premier at the Anzac Day Service!!


High Five:

R
ochedale State School is practising the High Five Strategy. It is an effective strategy to develop problem-solving strategies for our students. It involves a whole school approach that can also eradicate bullying.

It is a 5 step problem solving strategy that can be used in the classroom, in the playground and for perceived bullying incidents. Click here for more information on the "High Five".
 

Year 1 students lining up for their first day of 2015!

GET YOUR COPY OF "OUR ANDREW" NOW
See latest news page or the office or library for your copy. There is also a workbook available. Andrew's newest book -"Andrew's Adventures", is available from the library for $12.00. A great remembrance of our beautiful peacock!!

LATEST NEWS:


27/7/15

GIVE WAY TO PEDESTRIANS
In an effort to make our school grounds safer for our students, we are looking to make some long term changes to school entrances to separate cars from pedestrians. Gate 2 will become the main pedestrian access to the school and the carpark in this area will be closed. The bike racks will be moved from Gate 1 to Gate 2 leaving Gate 1 for staff vehicles only and no student entry. The Gate 1 carpark will be fenced off from the school and access to the school will be by staff key only to ensure this area is not used for drop-offs. See your newsletter or the latest news page for full information. 

LEARNER PROFILE OF THE WEEK
Learner Profile: Behaviour focus for the week - Knowledgeable - Students demonstrate a desire to learn more and become more knowledgeable by completing all school and homework tasks to the best of their ability. To achieve this goal in Term 3, students are expected to demonstrate these traits for the entire term.

PREP 2016
Rochedale State School has experienced unprecedented demand for Prep next year with over 230 applications for our 125 places. As a result we have had to enforce our enrolment management plan and restrict enrolments to primarily families living within our catchment area, or with existing siblings at our school. If you are in these groups and are yet to enrol, please ensure you return your completed paper work including birth certificate to the office ASAP to secure your place. Even if you are an existing family you must still enrol your Prep child for next year. Unfortunately at this time we are not in a position to offer any Prep places to people outside of our catchment.

GENERAL NEWS:

SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY
Over the next few weeks, our school will undertake the annual Education Queensland School Opinion Survey. Each year EQ asks all staff, parents and a sample of students to give their opinions about their school. The surveys are anonymous and the information is used by schools to help assess existing programs and to help plan for future initiatives. This year, some students in Years 5 and 6 will be asked to do the survey along with all of our families.  Please try and take the time to complete this survey as your feedback is important to us and will help us set next year’s direction.

SENIOR SPORTS DAY
Click here for a slideshow!!


UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS  - 2015
Thursdays  - 8.30 to 9.30am and 2.15 to 3.15pm and Friday - 8.00am to 9.00am
 

 

GREAT RESULTS GUARANTEE, 2015
Great Results Guarantee
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International Baccalaureate World School
Rochedale State School is now authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Organization, Primary Years Programme. We now have productive partnerships with a growing family of teachers and students around the world. Rochedale State School is the only state school in Queensland to achieve authorization status.

What does this mean for our students? 
Learning at Rochedale State School is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subject areas but is supported and enriched by them. Our program will engage all students in ways that are developmentally appropriate and challenging.

The Mission Statement of the International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences, can also be right.

Our school will have the ongoing support of The International Baccalaureate Organization and our teachers will have access to internationally recognized professional development. Click here for the General Regulations of the Primary Years Programme for students and legal guardians and click here for the Rules. These are also available from our school office.
 

At Rochedale State School in 2013, we have around 900 pupils in Prep to Year 7 with 35 classroom teachers. Our curriculum includes Chinese or French. Years 2 and 4 have an hour of Chinese per week and will continue learning Chinese through to Year 7 and Years 6 and 7 have 1.5 hours of Chinese per week. Years 3 and 5 have 1 hour of French per week and will continue their French studies through to Year 7. Prep and Year 1 have half an hour of Chinese per week. We have  Music and Physical Education Specialists, 5 days a week as well as Learning Support teachers.

Rochedale State School is a member of the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization and we are an accredited school for hosting International Tours which we do quite regularly.

Our students  consistently achieve above the state average results in systemic testing such as the Year 3, 5 and 7 Naplan tests. Our School Annual Report has more information about our school. Click here for our Mission Statement. Click here for our School Disciplinary Absences Report.

RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR PLAN
We have published our new Responsible Behaviour Plan. Click here to have a read.  

Children also compete actively in the University of New South Wales competitions in Maths and English and achieve some of the best results in the State.
 

Rochedale State School has many amenities including a swimming pool with an active Swimming Club, a large oval and Assembly Hall and covered Adventure Playgrounds for the younger pupils.

We offer before and after school care programs as well as Vacation Care for children who need this service, through ROSHCA. We have recently completed a new purpose built ROSCHA building at the end of the school gym. Contact email is roshca7@hotmail.com or phone them directly on 3841 1943.

On Fridays from 9.0am to 10.30am, we have a Raindrops Playgroup at school for children from 18mths of age and all are welcome!
 

Our great swimming pool and shade cloth cover.


Our sporting teams compete in Softball, Cricket, T-Ball, Rugby League, Tennis and Netball and perform creditably in all these sports. We also have Aussie Rules teams, the Rochedale Ravens, training and playing games on our school oval on the weekend during the footy season.

Our classrooms from Prep to Year 7 are fully air-conditioned with reverse cycle units. Every classroom has an interactive white board and projector for the teachers' and students' use and they are an invaluable tool for improving student learning outcomes and streamlining lesson planning. Our SEU unit  makes use of iPads to enhance learning for the children in their unit and most teachers also use iPads with their units of inquiry and interactive whiteboards.

Our library is large and well stocked and is fully computerised to provide an excellent source of reference and reading material. It also has wireless internet for use with teachers' and visitors laptops.

Our computer lab in the library

Our school computers include over 200 IBM compatible PC's  with our student to computer ratio being around 4:1.  We also have around 40 iPads that are used in the classroom and support areas and over 110 laptops spread amongst the classes in sets of 14 per double teaching space. As one of the original 104 "Leading Schools" in Queensland, we are fully cabled, with every classroom having at least 4 networked computers and Internet access.

Many rooms including the library have wireless access with  more wireless access points to be installed at the start of 2015!! All teachers have their own Departmental laptop. Our computer lab, situated in our school library, has 28 computers for children to use. See photo above!
 

Our school Home Page has been up and running for 19 years now and is expanding and we hope, improving, all the time. The colours on these pages reflect the school colours of blue and gold and the banner shows our School Captains in their uniforms. 

This site aims to make the resources of the Internet available to students, to provide information about our school and showcase our student's work. We hope you will enjoy our pages and find them interesting and informative. 

We are still sponsoring our  World Vision child, Bo Bo Han. Click here to read about him and our previous child, Rosa Man. Click here to go to World Vision's page and sponsor your own child!!

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