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Welcome to our school. Kuranda District State School and Kuranda State High School amalgamated at the commencement of 2007 to create Kuranda District State College. The college caters for a diverse range of students in a trusting and caring environment.

With over 420 students, the college is the perfect size for teachers and students to form trusting and supportive relationships and partnerships. Class sizes are generally small (around 18 to 25) in prep to year 9 with senior phase students enjoying class sizes ranging from 5 to 25 depending on subject choices. We currently offer a subject range which allows us to achieve our service commitment. We commit to ensuring every student at our school leaves the college with full time employment, an Overall Position (OP) score gaining university entrance or a pathway to further training in TAFE or an equivalent establishment. In 2013 we were 100 % successful in achieving our goal.

The college is well provisioned to meet the academic learning needs of students including a staff that has a good gender and experience balance. In addition the college has a range of other support personnel including guidance officer / careers counsellor, youth support worker, school based nurse, learning support teacher and special needs teacher. Our school boasts one of the best tutoring and one on one service provision to senior students in the region. Our primary students are focused strongly on the college reading priority. We firmly believe reading is the key to accessing the curriculum and we have designed our curriculum to extend students reading at both ends of the achievement spectrum.

The college has a strong student welfare philosophy and program, which is underpinned by the positive behaviour schools program. Staff and students undertake regular lessons and training to ensure that students remain safe and supported at the college. We are 'loud and proud' of who we are and what we have to offer the children and wider community of Kuranda. We are willing to stand by our decisions and actions and also willing to accept suggestions and ideas which will make for a richer learning experience for our students. Whilst educating and facilitating the development of each child's head, heart and hands, we expect and demand nothing short of every child's, teacher’s and school community member's best effort. This will help our potential to be realised. 

I look forward to meeting new students and families to the area.

Sharon Jones

College Principal