ROCHEDALE STATE SCHOOL in 2014 .......
16 - Yr 4 Student Led Conferences - 8.50am - 9.30am
- Yr 4 - 7 Cross
Country - 9.30am - 11am
17 - Yr 6 Incursion - Hands on Education
18 - MAD Squad Performance - RPAC
- Prep - Yr 3 Junior Cross Country - 9.30am - 11am
19 - Interschool Sport
20 - School Holidays
6 - Labour Day Holiday
7 - School Resumes
20 - Pupil Free Day
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Qld School calendar for 2014
|ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
for some information about our
school in Chinese.
Click here for some
information about our school in Korean.
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 of the Greater Brisbane area including Rochedale State
for a local map of our school's
The Rochedale area has quite an
Click here for the history of
Our school is home to many different sorts of wildlife
including koalas and our resident peacock, Andrew. Here are some photos of
a pair of tawny frog mouths and fledgling, one
of the koalas, our peacock, a wallaby and kookaburra::
watches footy training
kookaburra was there too!!
Our Tawny Frog
Mouth & baby.
watches close by.
One of our
our peacock, shows off
for Shirley, our peahen.
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
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.
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.
Senior Sport's Day .
Click here for Slide show
Rochedale State School is practising the High Five Strategy.
is an effective strategy to develop problem-solving strategies for
our students. It involves
whole school approach that can also eradicate bullying.
is a 5 step problem solving strategy that can be used in the
classroom, in the playground and for perceived bullying incidents.
here for more information on the "High Five".
On Saturday, 6
September, 2014, Rochedale State School
held its annual Fete.
Click here for some
GET YOUR COPY OF "OUR
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 also out now available from the library
for $12.00. A great remembrance of our beautiful peacock!!
Some of the yummy cupcakes donated for sale on Under 8's Day!!
Our annual Fete held on
Saturday, 6 September, 2014 was a great success as usual. Check out some
YEAR 6 EXHIBITION
The Year 6 Exhibition last
Thursday afternoon was a great culmination of a term's work and research
for our Year 6 students. Two students Reilly and Josh (6k) are 'taking
action' this week as part of their Exhibition. They wish to expand
knowledge of 'space' and, as such, have generously organised to share
their LEGO collection with students in the library at Big Lunch for building purposes
(with a 'space' theme).
Tuesday - Years 1 and 2
Wednesday - Years 3 and 4
Thursday - Years 5, 6 and 7
Some photos of the night are in a slideshow here.
JUNIOR SPORTS DAY
The Junior Sports Day held on Friday, 15
August, 2014 was a lot of fun for the Prep to Year 3 children.
Click here for a slide show!! of some of their
M.A.D. Squad is a performing arts program specifically designed for schools.
After school classes take place in the school's performance space and focus on singing, acting and dance. These classes allow students to explore these different components and extend their skills and confidence whilst building a solid foundation in performing arts.
MAD Squad now has its own home page linked in our side menu or
here for more information or
Our Annual Walkathon - Click photo for a slideshow
The library has joined World
Book Encyclopaedia online and it is available for students and staff to
use at school and at home. There will be a permanent link to it on the
menu to the left and students should know their user name and password.
GREAT RESULTS GUARANTEE
Great Results Guarantee
(PDF, 80 KB)
PREP ENROLMENTS FOR 2015!!
We are in the process of
sorting out our 2015 Prep
enrolment forms and forming classes. It would
also be a great help in working out placements for 2015, if parents of
children in the catchment area and siblings of students already enrolled
could also put their forms in early so we know numbers. Thanks.
INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL - Rochedale State
information and a copy of our proposed constitution, please go to the
International Baccalaureate World School
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
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
The Mission Statement
of the International Baccalaureate
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
Click here for the General Regulations
of the Primary Years Programme for students and legal guardians and
here for the Rules. These are also
available from our school
RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR PLAN,
We have just published our new Responsible Behaviour Plan.
Click here to have a read.
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
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
Click here for our School
Disciplinary Absences Report.
Children also compete actively in the University of New South Wales
competitions in Maths and English and achieve some of the best results in
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
ROSHCA. We have recently completed a new purpose built
ROSCHA building at the end of the school gym. Contact email is email@example.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!
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
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
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 18 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.