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Goondi State School

Goondi State School is a prep to year 6 primary school situated in Innisfail in the heart of the beautiful Cassowary Coast. It caters for some 400 students and has a wonderful blend of town and country children. Our students are drawn from residential suburbs, small acreage properties and extensive banana and cane farms.

Goondi State School is held in high regard by the Innisfail community and we are immensely proud of the standard of education we provide for our students. Our focus is very much on high-yield teaching approaches such as Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction and the development of student literacy and numeracy through implementing highly structured Reading, Writing, Spelling and Mathematics programs.

In terms of facilities, our grounds are the envy of many. With 5 hectares of ovals and playing fields we place a strong emphasis on developing physical fitness and skills in our students through daily endurance running and regular inter-house and inter-school sporting fixtures.

Music also plays an important role in our overall curriculum and the school has an extensive instrumental music program and senior and junior choirs.

Our school motto is “Dare To Do Well” and this is reflected in all aspects of our school with staff consistently aiming towards best practice and students striving to be the best that they can be.



  • Year 1 Vegetable Garden Success

    Year 1 Vegetable Garden Success

    17 Oct 2013

    Our Year 1 vegetable garden has been a huge success providing a bountiful harvest.

  • Band Tour

    Band Tour

    18 Sep 2013

    Recently the Innisfail State College Combined Primary Bands had their annual tour to Townsville.

  • Poetry Idol Finals

    Poetry Idol Finals

    04 Sep 2013

    Twenty students competed in the finals of the Poetry Idol competition in four separate categories.

  • Art Excursion

    Art Excursion

    28 Aug 2013

    Students travelled to Cairns to see and create print artwork.