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 Welcome to Clinton State School

​Clinton State School provides educational opportunities for primary age students from Prep to year 6. The school was established in January, 1974 and currently has a total enrolment of 900 students. Clinton State School is located in the western suburbs of Gladstone and is just a 60 minute drive North to Rockhampton. It covers 6.4 hectares of landscaped grounds with three ovals, multi-purpose covered areas and an outstanding performing arts hall.

Clinton State School offers high quality educational opportunities to students in the areas of academia, sport, music and citizenship.

We lead the way in offering educational experiences which promote the growth and development of well-balanced, confident young students. Through a differentiated and negotiated curriculum our students are able to access all core requirements of Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) while meeting challenges within a supportive environment to encourage skill development within various curriculum areas.

The integration of quality Information Communication Technology (ICT) resources in every classroom allows our students to access computer information technologies. Our students learn the value of striving for success and through this effort change not only their educational outcomes but also their lives.

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 Our School


Clinton State School is continually growing and as a result is enrolment managed, currently servicing approximately 900 students from Prep to Year Six. The school is located on the western approaches to the provincial city of Gladstone, one of the most important industrial and port cities in Queensland. The make-up of our student population is reflective of our multicultural society and our students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Clinton is a supportive environment strategically framed around an explicit school improvement agenda to enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of all students. Teachers have high expectations of students and are committed to improving their pedagogical practices from evidenced based research.

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Our Vision

Our Vision - Every Child, Every Day – Safe, Respectful Learners
Our Mission
C - Champions: ‘Stronger and Smarter’ 
  • Health and Wellbeing focus for students and staff
  • Positive Behaviour Learning
  • Student Needs and Differentiation
  • EATSIPS (Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Schools)
  • Attendance


L –Literacy: ‘Learning to Speak, Learning to Read, Learning to Write"
  • Big 6 (Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness to Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension)
  • Writing


I – Improvement: ‘Getting Feedback, Getting Better’
  • Use peer observation, feedback, differentiated coaching and learning communities to improve teaching practices.
  • Analyse data in a timely, student focussed and future improvement manner


N –Numeracy: ‘Our Students Count'
  • Maths Proficiencies 
  • KEE (Kids Explaining Everything) Questions


T – Teaching: ‘Quality Teaching = Quality Learning’ 
  • Implement a research-validated school-wide pedagogical framework.
  • Use a deep understanding of the Australian Curriculum to adopt and adapt the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) materials to suit the school context
  • STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)





  • Every day counts

    Every day counts

    30 May 2014

    Parents are reminded of the importance of sending children to school every day.

  • QSchools app

    QSchools app

    30 May 2014

    Download the QSchools app to receive the latest news, events and newsletters from our school.

  • School watch

    School watch

    30 May 2014

    Keep our school safe.




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