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Heatley State School is built on the land of traditional aboriginal owners, the Wulgurukaba
and Bindal peoples. It is a co-educational primary school, located approximately 11 kilometres west of the CBD of Townsville in North Queensland, Australia.

Heatley State School has around 550 students enrolled from Prep to Year 6. We are proud of our diverse school community. There are children from a wide spectrum of cultural backgrounds including those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, European, Asian or from the South Pacific. 

Some of our distinctive features include: offering XO laptop hire to every Prep and Year 1 student; subsidised entry into international competitions and assessments for schools (ICAS) for identified students, an excellent instrumental and classroom music program and choir, annual participation in the Junior Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (Junior ATSIAP), a family playgroup that operates every Friday from 9-11am, a 'Prep4Prep' transition into school program that runs weekly during term 4 each year and an early childhood development program for students with special needs. We also offer one of the largest special education programs (SEPs) in Townsville where students with disabilities can participate in regular classrooms with varying degrees of support. An Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) runs in the school for pre-school aged children with identified learning and developmental differences.

Heatley State School turned 40 in 2011 and we had a grand two day celebration at the end of April. We used the opportunity to open our new 'Building the Education Revolution' (BER)buildings, the library and hall, which we named after Mrs Yvonne Down, our longest serving (and still current) member of staff and Mr Ray Dale, the inaugural principal, respectively. 


Pictured (LtoR) Yvonne Down and Ray Dale planting a tree at the 40th anniversary celebration day. 

Our school became enrolment-managed in 2013, so only families who live in our catchment area can be automatically enrolled. Those who live outside the catchment area are still most welcome to make enquiries to enrol as some year levels have vacancies. Please call us.

To make this complex and diverse school as successful as it is, takes a lot of good faith and many parents and family members give their time willingly to help in classrooms, the office and library, on camps and with the P&C. We are always on the lookout for more volunteers and can help with blue card applications which are free for volunteers. Call into our office to pick up a volunteers blue card application form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.