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Our school

Pentland State School is located 250 kilometres West of Townsville on the Flinders Highway, and forms part of the North Queensland Region of schools. Pentland State School is also part of a cluster of small schools within the Dalrymple Cluster of schools. Pentland State School is committed to the Dalrymple Alliance. The Dalrymple Alliance is a cluster of small schools which believes that there are many advantages to being educated in a small rural multi-age school. We believe in working to produce the best outcomes for the students.

Pentland State School offers a curriculum that is based on the Australian Curriculum and the 'Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting' (QCAR) essential learning framework. Students in year 6 and 7 have the opportunity to learn Japanese as their LOTE (Languages other than English) subject. We also give the students the opportunity to participate in online learning activities through the Charters Towers School of Distance Education to further develop their skills in reading and writing. Learning support and intervention/extension is offered for students who are not reaching or are excelling in literacy and numeracy benchmarks.

The staff at Pentland State School understands that a close, positive working relationship with parents and the community is essential to the quality of education our school can provide. Our school is the heart of our local area – our school buildings and grounds are home to many community events and organisations. We have a wonderfully supportive community.

Our mission statement

In a supportive partnership, provide for the development of each child, the attitude, skills and knowledge needed to cope with the demands of living in our society.