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Why choose our school?

The Albany Hills State School community takes great pride in its reputation for pursuing the highest standards of academic excellence, its quality Science and Music programs, a history of sporting achievements and the excellent behaviour of its students.

Our school has an outstanding reputation in the local community and beyond. Our students wear their school uniform with pride.

Dedicated school staff work alongside parents to equip our students with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future.

Testimonials

    This is my first year at Albany Hills State School and I am in Prep.  I love my school and my teachers.  My teachers are great because they help me and are really nice.  I love going to the playground because it is for preps and no one else.  I love going to music because sometimes we get to play games and sing.  In Prep we do writing and we even get to read with the big kids in Year Five.  We do some counting and we are doing patterns.  I really love my school.

    Jalen – Age 6  

    I’ve been involved with Albany Hills State School for the past eleven years and still have a few more years to go. What’s not to like about the school?  The instrumental music program’s fantastic, we have an amazing music program and special events that happen all year.  There is wonderful teacher support and a wonderful parent network.  Musicals are always my favourite because I get so involved with them. This year I have helped with the Art Show too.  My children like getting involved in all the different clubs, they have all been heavily involved in the dance clubs, the choirs, the music, the eco-kids….  Our school’s one of the only ones who has a full time tuckshop too.   A lot of schools don’t have that anymore.  I’ve got a few friends whose children go to private schools and they are quite impressed with the way our report cards are issued and the way they are laid out.  They are very self-explanatory and they know we know exactly what our kids are doing; whereas they have no idea where their children are up to with their assessment.

     Anna - Mother of two past students and one current student.

     I have been a part of the Albany Hills State School family for seven years, when my daughter started in pre-school. I have nothing but praise for the staff at Albany Hills. If ever I have had a problem it has been dealt with in a smooth and efficient way and as quickly as possible. The teachers at Albany Hills are all fantastic and very approachable. I have two children at the school now, Laura in year six and Emily in year three. I am really enjoying that the school is up to date with the latest technologies. We can follow updates such as excursions and notices on Twitter and now we are able to book parent teacher-interviews on-line. So much easier than the ways it used to be done. The whole school community is great. We have a lovely group of parents at our school and I really enjoy my days that I can help out in the tuckshop too. It is lovely to be able to get involved in school tasks. Fundraising, helping in the classroom,  going on excursions, reading groups and working bees. You should not hesitate coming to the Albany Hills school community.

     Melissa - Mother of two current students

    It was wonderful at our Market Night to see so many former students and their families still wanting to support their old school.  You can tell that you are part of a great community school when they even volunteer to help out.  A big thank you to all the former students who helped on the night.

    Angela - P&C President, Mother of one past student one current student.

    My daughter, Ellah-Rose will be transferring to a school in Victoria for the 2013 school year.  Thank you for a fantastic first year of schooling. Your teachers and staff are amazing, we are sad to be leaving such a brilliant school.

    Claire - Parent

    Our daughter Anna will be leaving Albany Hills at the end of this term. Anna has had a wonderful schooling experience at Albany Hills, with excellent teachers and great support. We are grateful for the opportunities the school has given her, especially with her music, speaking and performing accomplishments.

    Annette - Parent

    I am writing to you congratulating the behaviour of all the children that attended the Brisbane Roar Active Program that we have been running at your school. We ran the program after school and it has been really hot at every session but the children were fantastic and interacted with each other and also the coaches, at the last session we gave away backpacks and water bottles and all 56 children said thank you which is unheard of! We also got great feedback from the parents who stayed and watched all 4 sessions (again unheard of).

    Martin Wilkes – Roar Active Program Team Leader – Brisbane North

    We moved to Albany Hills State School at the beginning of last year 2013 from an interstate school.  It was a stressful and trying time for the family with our eldest daughter not keen on starting a new school and my youngest starting in prep. 
    We soon realised that our daughter was behind in reading and math as the learning between schools was quite different.  It did not take long for our daughter to catch up and soon was striving ahead in her class.  With the help of an amazing teacher, she soon realised her potential and more. 
    Our youngest thrived in the prep environment with fantastic prep teachers and soon was reaching goals that I didn’t think he was capable of.  He loved school and loved learning – which totally surprised me!
    Albany Hills State School has wonderful teachers that make learning a pleasure.  I am totally happy to leave my children at this school and trust that their learning and social needs are met. I have happy children that want to go to school every day and cannot stop talking when they come home.  It is a wonderful school.

    Eva and Matt - Parents

    We were first welcomed to Albany Hills State School in 2013 when our eldest son started prep.
    We were instantly aware of the  nurturing and enthusiastic nature of the teaching staff in the classroom and the polite and confident students at the school.
    This was further reinforced each week at assembly and at various events including the Easter concert, ANZAC assembly, under 8's day, sports day and cross country.
    In my experience the school fosters a strong community spirit while maintaining an individual focus on each child and always encourages students to do their best.
    The dedicated administration staff and teachers balance academic excellence with cultural and sporting programs and encourage students to have a go.
    I have no doubt the school is fostering a challenging learning environment and establishing a strong foundation for a great education.
     
    Paula - Parent
     
    I started Prep at Albany Hills State School in 2009.  This year I am in Year 5 and I am in a laptop class.  I am enjoying doing lots of new things like using the learning place. 
    At our school we hold lots of competitions, events and musicals.  I have had the opportunity of being in the rock eisteddfod and I am learning an instrument.  We are very lucky to have a variety of sports and clubs such as dance club and chess club.  Each week we have assembles for all awards and assembly news goes into our herald. 
    All of our classrooms are air-conditioned which is beautiful during the hot summers. We have friendly students and our teachers are very helpful.  There is before and afterschool care which is really fun. This year I will be going on Year 5 camp.  We go to Alexandra Headlands and do lots of activities.  I am really looking forward to going.  I think Albany Hills State School is a great school and I love going every day.

    Kailyn – Age 10

    My husband and I chose Albany Hills based on geographical location only to find it to be the best local school. My son still loves going to school and still loves learning.   How often can you say that at the end of primary school?  The staff are approachable, passionate about teaching and willing to provide extra opportunities to learn.  Many of them even offer lunchtime, before or after school clubs such as dance, astronomy, robotics, maths (plus many more).  How many schools offer that?  Not many.   
     
    Sharee - Mother ​​

    The Fancy Dress Ball for Prep to Year 2 students

    Very well organised and such a lovely atmosphere, wonderful to see all the teachers getting involved and the dances were well done, a credit to the music/dance staff.
    We had such a fun night....look forward to next year's!

    Christine - Parent

    Grandparents' Day 

    We were privileged to attend the Year 3 Grandparents' Day concert yesterday and must say it was a thoroughly enjoyable event. 

    Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work in putting it all together. The children were wonderful to learn and perform so many songs and dances for our enjoyment, and theirs. I'm sure there were quite a few misty eyes amongst the grandparents (us included) and parents. We were certainly very proud of our little girl.

    We'll look forward to attending another concert in a couple of years time.​

    Narnie - Grandparent

    Gala Day Sport - Years 4 - 6

    I would just like to take this opportunity to commend all the staff who organise and supervise sporting teams in Gala Day. I would also like to commend all the students who participate in Gala Day through one sport or another. 
     
    As a parent I have attended and watched at quite a few of these days, and would like to bring to your attention that the behaviour of students at AHSS is continually of a relatively high calibre. All the students who participate in Gala Day Team sports show tremendous team spirit and great sportsmanship. 

    Cherice - Parent