Winton State School, Winton
Name: Winton State School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: 71 Cork Street
Region Fitzroy-Central West
Phone: (07) 4657 1910
Fax: (07) 4657 1711
Winton is situated in Western Queensland, 177 km north-west of Longreach. There are all-weather highways to Brisbane, Sydney, Rockhampton, Mt Isa and Townsville. Winton is connected by rail to Rockhampton (via Longreach) and Townsville (via Hughenden). There are some regular air services, and daily bus services to Brisbane and Mt Isa.
Winton Shire has a population of 1100. There are historical connections with the origin of Waltzing Matilda, QANTAS, and Lark Quarry (dinosaur tracks). Winton is a remote, rural, service centre. Major economic influences are: the wool industry, the beef industry, the tourist industry, gypsum and opal mining.
Year 12 students are usually successful in achieving university or TAFE offers if they wish, though most accept local employment. Unemployment is uncommon. The town is generally considered as having reasonable services, and being friendly, progressive, and a pleasant place to live.