Hughenden State School, Hughenden
Name: Hughenden State School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: 12 Moran Street
Region Fitzroy-Central West
Phone: (07) 4741 2111
Fax: (07) 4741 2100
Hughenden State School was established in 1880 and is a P-12 campus in the Longreach District. It is situated 380 km west of Townsville and 320 km north of Longreach, where the District Office is sited. Hughenden is the main centre of the Flinders Shire which covers an area of 41 632 sq. km. Sheep, cattle and grazing are the main industries in the shire, with Qld Rail, Shire Council and local businesses the major employers.
Hughenden State School has an enrolment of approximately 250 students. Approximately 102 students are enrolled in the secondary department, 129 in the primary school and 19 in the preschool. The school population is remaining consistent with some slight variations due to transient students.
There is a sizeable Aboriginal population making up approximately 25% of school population. A PSPI Management committee operates a Homework Centre which runs in the afternoons after school.
Our school has a small number of Level 4/5 or 6 ascertained students receiving individual support however they are generally integrated into mainstream classes with an Individual Education Program.
The community is comprised of a broad range of socio-economic and multi-cultural groups. The parent body consists of families who are supportive of the school and generally prepared to participate in the range of school activities, including decision making. Parent participation includes assisting in classes, excursions and swimming lessons to P & C, Tuckshop, Gymnastics and Sports Carnivals.
Student leadership is promoted through the Student Leaders, House Captains, Student Council and student activities. Concerns or ideas are voiced through various forums. Students Council has representatives from Years 6–12, and the School Student Leadership team, liaise with all classes.