Showcasing good practice in Queensland state schools


We are committed to continuing our journey towards a more inclusive education system at all levels and as part of our everyday practice.

These snapshots feature some of our Queensland state schools sharing practices they are implementing to support students with disability so they are welcome, engaged, learning and achieving.


Bowen State High School (duration 5:02mins)
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The principal and school team members deliver a message that inclusive practices underpin all teaching and learning practices throughout the school.

Charleville School of Distance Education/Babbiloora Station (duration 4:23mins)
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The station teacher, School of Distance Education and regional teams support Taleah to achieve her educational goals.


Elanora State School (duration 5:09mins)
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The principal and head of Special Education Services discuss the successful implementation of their inclusive model.

Farnborough State School (duration 10:18mins)
Transcript (DOCX, 28KB)

Parents of students with disability discuss their experiences partnering with their local school as their children attend, participate and succeed.

Ferny Grove State School - Building Capability (duration 6:11mins)
Transcript (DOCX, 28KB)

Every staff member is committed to ensure that students are truly part of the school, valued in their classrooms and their individual strengths are celebrated.

Kuranda District State College (duration 5:02mins)
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Key drivers of inclusive practices are described: leadership, parent partnerships, co-teaching, identifying student need, collaborative planning and evaluation.


Mareeba State School (duration 3:25mins)
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The principal discusses their school's work with parents to understand the learning needs of their children so that they reach their potential.

Mitchell State School (duration 4:36mins)
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Mercedes uses Auslan to communicate at school with her peers, teachers and the school community.


Mitchell State School - Paint the Town Read initiative (duration 3:19mins)
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The P&C works with the school and the community to support inclusion.

Oakey State School (duration 8:36mins)
Transcript (DOCX, 27KB)

The school's story of their five year journey towards inclusion.

Oonoonba State School (duration 6:12mins)
Transcript (DOCX, 46KB)

School teams work closely with families to plan and provide adjustments for students with disability.


Thuringowa State High School vignette (duration 6:03mins)
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The whole school committed to ensuring that every student is succeeding, describes the process of moving to a more inclusive model of education.

Further snapshots highlight the journeys of a number of students in transition, and the support of their schools and families to make this a success:

Wynnum Early Childhood Development Program and Wondall Heights State School transition to Prep (duration 7:23mins)
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The kindy, ECDP and school teams work with Esther and her family to build her school readiness skills and transition successfully to Prep.

Taranganba State School (duration 3:53mins)
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This school describes how—through their inclusive model—they have supported Hannah who is blind, to transition into the school.

Whitfield State School and Trinity Bay State High School transition to junior secondary (duration 6:15mins)
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Transition to junior secondary school for Nancy, a student with vision impairment, is planned for and supported by her family and school team, as well as regional and statewide services.

Brisbane School of Distance Education, Coorparoo, transition to post-school (duration 6:55mins)
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Transition to post-school is a focus for Alice, a student of Year 12 with the Brisbane School of Distance Education, living in rural and remote Queensland. A talented artist, Alice is setting up a small business for her artwork.

Kepnock State High School transition to post-school (duration 8:40mins)
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A very successful work experience and traineeship program for senior secondary students supports Phoenix and Belle to prepare for post-school options.

Trinity Bay State High School transition to post-school (duration 5:11mins)
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A number of students with hearing impairment are undertaking traineeships in a local cafe to build their skills and knowledge in preparation for post-school work opportunities.

Last updated 21 November 2018