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Why choose our school?

The teaching staff are a wonderful mix of comparatively young and older experienced teachers. They consist of a principal that takes on administration and class teaching duties, three dedicated classroom teachers and three equally dedicated teacher aides who are a valued and a very important part of the delivery of our educational programs. There is an office administrator, a guidance officer who attends our school one day a fortnight, a casual grounds person and two cleaners.

Mount Garnet State School has a strong student leadership commitment where students are nominated by their peers to become school captains, vice captains, sports captains and class captains. These students form our Student Council which meets regularly to decide on events to fundraise money for our school, events to support other organisations such as Bandana Day, discuss school issues and to help with student opinions when purchasing certain school equipment.

A typical school day at Mount Garnet State School looks like this:

  • 8.45 am is when school starts for the day.
  • First break is at 10.35 am where students play then go to their classrooms at 11.15 am to eat and listen to a story.
  • 11.30 am is when the middle session starts.
  • Second break starts at 1.15 pm where the students play then all meet together at the tuckshop at 1.30 pm to eat and quietly mix with their peers in a social conversation.
  • 1.45 pm is the final session of the day.
  • School finishes at 2.45 pm.


On Fridays the school starts the day with a parade. This enables us to have a quick rundown on what has happened during the week, award student’s behaviour, recognise their achievements and selected classes perform for the school. We like to remind students about the school’s expectations and schedule for the following week. We also like to acknowledge and celebrate the students and teachers birthdays that has just passed or coming up before the next parade.