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Principal’s welcome


Macknade-small school with a big heart

Welcome to Macknade State School, my name is Mr Peter Vigor and I have the absolute privilege to be the Principal of this great little school. I have been an educator for 28 years and a Principal in small schools for over a decade. I can honestly say this is the best school I’ve ever been in.

 I have a deep love of the art of teaching, I am passionate about the value of small schools in developing great, well rounded learners and I am passionate about learning itself. Currently, I am studying for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management in Rural Settings through Flinders University. So learning never stops.

Historically Macknade State School has always been a strong performer, both in the Academic and Sports arenas. Over the last 122 years it has built a reputation for being a school where students were encouraged to do well. Based on our current school performance results we are still a high flying school.

Our 2013 Naplan results show high performance in all areas. The data shows that our children’s results get better and better the longer they stay at our school; with all of our graduating year 7’s scoring at or above the national minimum standard in most curriculum areas.

Our school surveys indicate that we are a school that displays good morale and a strong desire to improve.

Our School punches well above its weight in local school sports. Our students have performed well in athletics, soccer, cricket, tennis, swimming, touch football, lawn bowls and netball throughout the year with many being selected in representative sides as a result.

Our school community is a great collection of people as well. It should stand as a tribute to those who gave up their time or donated to the school that our school has such a close relationship.  Our small P&C consisting of President-Jason Caruso, Vice- President-Renee Caruso, Secretary- Michelle Holmes and Treasurer- Roy Simpson co-ordinate a terrific team of helpers creating opportunities for the wider community to connect with our school. A real team approach exists here.

It is our ambition to build on our successes here at Macknade and forge ahead to be the absolute best school in our district.