Norman Park State School (Parkie) opened in its current location on Agnew Street on 9 July 1900. Our heritage buildings stand out as strongly as our sense of school spirit and positive school culture.
All learning areas of the Australian Curriculum are taught through the lenses of the Cross Curricular Priorities, (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia, Sustainability) and the General Capabilities, (Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding).
At the heart of Norman Park State School, you will find a strong focus on developing the whole child through robust curriculum and pedagogical practices that support quality academic, music, cultural and social learning opportunities.
The co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities in sport, music and cultural activities provide our students with access to a quality classroom music program, instrumental music lessons and junior and senior choir. Students are also provided with multiple opportunities yearly to enhance, demonstrate and share their learning through the winter and summer music concerts, band camps, cluster concerts, Choral Honours, Eisteddfods, the bi-annual school musical and external competitions. Our physical education program extends to engaging community sporting organisations and staff in providing additional sport specific opportunities in soccer, netball, swimming, Rugby League and athletics.
Our goal is to provide every student with the opportunity to reach their full potential. We do this by providing additional programs and opportunities for students to explore personal interests and talents through:
- STEM Master Classes and robotics
- Instrumental music lessons
- Engagement in external competitions and learning opportunities across all curriculum areas
- Smart Stuff Week
- Student lead and initiated lunch time activities and clubs including but not limited to meditation, swap clubs, aviation club, art, drama, wellbeing, athletics and Edor.
- Gala sports days
- FACE (Friday afternoon curriculum enhancement)
- Hidden Garden care and projects
- Student leadership activities and events including: Busy kids, Student Council, Student Leadership Positions
- On site swim club
- On site external providers including karate, dance, yoga, French Club & chess.
Norman Park State School Values
Norman Park State School staff, students and parents, value and actively contribute to upholding our outstanding reputation and excellent academic outcomes. We achieve this by working together, caring for each other, demonstrating pride in our school, celebrating our achievements and walking the talk of high expectations, which facilitates, a safe, tolerant, respectful, and disciplined learning environment. These actions are our culture, and our culture is the, “Parkie Way,“ every student, every day achieving to their full potential.
Norman Park State School Vision
At Norman Park State School the achievement of every student matters and is maximised through the collective professional collaboration and efficacy of every teacher and student, with parents as partners in learning. We achieve this by recognising and responding to the strengths of every student in a supportive and inclusive classroom environment, so that they may have every opportunity to realise their full potential, becoming future focused learners who are independent, critical and creative thinkers.
Norman State School Motto
"Onward and Upward"
The Norman Park State School Council, P & C Association, Parents and staff share a strong sense of community spirit and responsibility that supports our students to achieve outstanding academic outcomes.
I am so very proud to lead this dedicated and highly-professionalised staff team and school community. These qualities set us apart as a school of choice, where every student is provided with the opportunity to realise their full potential.