Winton State School
is part of Education Queensland in the wider Central Queensland Region.
The school has early, middle,
junior secondary and senior classes, and most senior students in
traineeships. Distance Education is
offered in some senior subjects. The
school regards itself as continuous P-12 with areas of special expertise,
rather than sector-based. Our enrolment
driven classes are multi-age.
Enrolments Prep – Year 12: 90 students
Staff: Principal, Head of Curriculum, 4 Primary
teachers, 5 Secondary teachers,
Support Teacher, 7 Teacher-Aides, 2 Administration Assistants, 1 Schools
Officer (Facilities & Grounds), and 3 Cleaners.
is situated in Western Queensland, 178 km
north-west of Longreach. There are
all-weather highways to Brisbane, Sydney, Rockhampton, Mt Isa and
Townsville. Winton is connected by rail
to Rockhampton (via Longreach). There are some regular air services, and daily
bus services to Brisbane and Mt Isa.
Shire has a population of 1000 and approximately 800 residents live within the
town itself. There are historical connections with the origins of Waltzing
Matilda, QANTAS, and Lark Quarry (dinosaur tracks). Winton is a remote, rural service
centre. Major economic influences
are: the wool industry, the beef
industry, the tourist industry, gypsum and opal mining.
Year 12 students are usually successful in achieving university or TAFE offers if
they wish, though most accept local employment.
Unemployment is uncommon. The
town is generally considered as having reasonable services and a friendly,
progressive and pleasant place to live.
is on a major crossroads in outback Queensland. It is central for many Departmental
activities as well as for tourists. Long
distance travel is a feature of outback life and the school uses the local
community bus and other buses to travel to Mt Isa, Townsville, Emerald, and