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Principal's welcome

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​Welcome to Cardwell State School and thank you for taking the time to do some research into our beautiful small school.  We trust that this website will assist you in getting to know how our school operates and gives you a glimpse into the 'way we do our business' at Cardwell SS.

While there are commonalities with all state schools, there are also attributes that set them apart.  Obviously Cardwell SS is a small school located in the Far North Region and we are proud to be a Reef Guardian school, with our close proximity to the coast.  Small schools are a great option for schooling as your child will become a part of our family, where their individuality is fostered and guided.  We provide the same ACARA (National) curriculum in line with every school in Australia and we ensure we engage with our community to build on the knowledge of our students for our local context, allowing them to grow, learn and mature alongside their friends in an authentic, caring environment.

Our staff have chosen to live in a our community and many are long term residents of the area.  They are strongly invested, forward focused, dedicated professionals who work hard to maintain their own learning and pedagogical currency. What's more, they deeply appreciate working with parents to build the strongest educational foundation for your child.

All students are welcomed to Cardwell State School.  We have students who need learning extension, just as we have students who require additional support. At Cardwell, we focus on teaching individuals and have become very skilled at catering for diverse learners and using inclusive practices. 

A conversation is welcomed if you would like to find out more.  

Kayte Gillinder

Principal​​

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Last reviewed 30 January 2020
Last updated 30 January 2020