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Oakenden State School is situated in a rural setting approximately 30 kilometres southwest of Mackay and 28 kilometres northwest of Sarina in the Eton-Homebush area. The school has served the Oakenden community since 1910. The community of Oakenden consists of approximately 80 people, living up to a distance of about 6 kilometres from the school. Cane farming and cattle are the primary occupations.

The Oakenden School community values:

  • excellence in teaching and learning that develops the whole child: physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially

  • democratic processes in decision making

  • equality of opportunity in a safe, inclusive educational environment

  • honest and open communication.

At Oakenden State School multi-age grouping is a necessity but we consider it an advantage for our students as they foster an environment wherein each student is valued as an individual. I am proud of our school and recommend my staff to you. Our teachers and teacher aides are dedicated, hardworking and most importantly caring professionals who go out of their way to ensure your child receives the high quality educational experience we can offer.

Community involvement is a key foundation to the operation of our small school and achieving our mission of  'Educating the Whole Child in Preparation for the Future'.