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Principal’s welcome

Alexandra Bay State School is a caring, safe and productive learning environment where all students can experience success and feel proud of their efforts and school.
Far North Queensland (FNQ) schools are committed to priorities to ensure continued growth and improvements to deliver high standards of teaching and learning in our schools. FNQ State Schools are committed to explicit teaching and improving reading, writing and numeracy outcomes for all students. 
Our school is committed to embedding foundational learning programs and the Australian Curriculum through Queensland Education’s Curriculum to Classroom (C2C) and The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).  The Principal is a teaching Principal who is dedicated to modelling, coaching and giving relevant feedback to staff, students and teachers, which drives continual learning and reflection; and also leads to improved academic achievement for students.
We strongly encourage and value the role parents, guardians and volunteers have in our school, as community involvement and participation is pivotal to student success.  Connecting parents and caregivers with student learning is another priority at Alexandra Bay State School.
 
Within our small school we have the great support of hard working teacher aides who are committed colleagues who also share in Alexandra Bay State School’s goal and improvement agenda. Our school’s priorities are to improve the learning and achievement outcomes of all the students in our care. Our auxiliary staff includes an experienced and knowledgeable Administration Officer who works the first three days of every week, an immaculate and impeccable cleaner and an efficient, flexible and hardworking groundsperson.
 
Our one hectare school was built within the rainforest in 1988, halfway between the Daintree River ferry crossing and Cape Tribulation in the community of Diwan / Cow Bay. The indigenous custodians are the Kuku Yalanji (Gugu-ya-lan-ji), with place and country that spans from Mossman to Bloomfield and the surrounding western ranges. There is abundant flora and fauna, including exotic palms, cycads, salt water crocodiles and cassowaries. Diwan / Cow Bay is 45 minutes north of Mossman and Mossman is the closest small town providing shopping, services and the local state high school. The ferry river crossing is operational from 6 am until 12 pm, 364 days a year (limited hours on Christmas Day). This strident community is self-reliant, as north of the Daintree River there are no council provided amenities including electricity, waste pick-up and water.
 
Megan Arcidiacono

Acting Principal