Since its opening in 1914 after the donation of the 5-acre block by Mr John Parke, a local cane farmer, Parke State School has continued to embody the spirit of community and connectedness to its people. The rich heritage, coupled with a caring, dedicated and experienced staff and an active and close-knit parent body, ensures that Parke State School truly is the little gem south of Maryborough.
Situated just 10 minutes south of Maryborough and 2km East of the Bruce Highway, our school benefits from the scenic environment rural life has to offer, whilst providing a world-class contemporary education focused on preparing today's students for tomorrow. Bordered by the beautiful cane fields and quiet bushlands, we aim to deliver learning experiences that reflect the world we live in and the inspiration it provides. Catering for approximately 65 students from Prep to Year 6, our school has three classes, a new library and computer lab as well as a brand new playground and shed for outdoor pursuits. Access to new, air-conditioned and technologically advanced classrooms means our kids will be ready for all the future holds.
Our commitment to student learning and development is second to none and is evidenced through consistent high academic performance across the school, diverse participation in extra-curricular activities and consistently high school opinion feedback. Through leading a balanced and holistic education, teachers empower children to realise their unique individual talents and encourage pupils to follow their ambitions and become the best person they can be. We understand that teaching and learning is not a formula to be followed, rather it is the formation of strong relationships and going above and beyond to engage students in the learning process. These core values ensure Parke students are prepared for their next journey in life and can overcome any obstacle they may encounter.
We look forward to working in partnership with the families that attend our school and know that your child's experience will be one to look back on with fondness in the years to come.