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Signpost - Seaforth State School

April 2009

With Seaforth State School principal Rebekkah Pollard.

Seaforth State School.

Where is it?

Seaforth State School is 46km north of Mackay on the Hibiscus Coast. The trip to Seaforth takes you past beautiful mountainous countryside. Seaforth is a quaint beachfront town and one of the most popular recreational fishing destinations in the region.

When did it open?

1936.

How did it get its name?

The school was named after the town of Seaforth. In about 1890 grazier H.M. Finlayson named his cattle run Seaforth Estate after his Rosshire home in Scotland. In 1899 the Queensland Government bought the property as a settlement and named it Springcliff. It was officially renamed Seaforth in 1966. However, locals have always called it Seaforth.

How many students?

146.

How many staff?

Twenty-eight class teachers, one arts teacher, one language other than English (Japanese) teacher, one health and physical education teacher, one special needs teacher, one learning support teacher, one guidance officer, one groundsperson, one cleaner, three teacher aides and one administration officer.

How long have you been the principal?

Since 2004.

What's the best thing about your school?

Our wonderful site and community.

Claim to fame?

Extremely strong sense of community.

School motto?

Dream Believe Achieve.