Airville State School, 920 Old Clare Road, is a small, rural primary
school located within the Burdekin District, 10 km up-river from the nearest
town of Ayr. It is also within close proximity to the towns of Home Hill and
Brandon. Airville State School caters for children from the preparatory year
through to year 6. It was opened on 2nd September, 1890 and
celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2015 with: an outdoors
ceremony; community barbeque; entertainment by local groups and present and
past students; as well as historical and photographic displays of the changes
over the years. The school’s
celebration was well attended with many past students and families travelling long
distances to attend to return to their primary school and to reminisce on their
days at Airville.
Over the past 125 years the school’s population has fluctuated, with it
reaching approximately 130 children in the mid to late 1990s. The school population has decreased since
that time to its current population of 22 children, who all live within close
proximity to the school. The school is
located within a rural area and is surrounded by cane with no township within
its catchment area.
Children engage with learning experiences in two class groupings which
are subject to change on a yearly basis in response to total enrolments. In 2017, Group One consists of children from
the Preparatory year through to Year 3. Group Two is made up of children from Years 4
to Year 6 with students in each year level.
A transition to Prep program is
run each year in Term 4 with future students invited to participate in school
based activities once a week. These
activities also include our annual Under 8’s day. On this occasion, children from Year 4 to
Year 6 assist with supervising activities and engaging the younger students in
the activities. Local kindergarten groups are also invited to attend. Children in Year 5 and Year 6 participate in
a Transition to High School program that is coordinated by the local state high
Extra curricular activities such as an annual camp for students in Years
4 to 6 and extended swimming lessons for all students from Prep to Year 6 are
also offered. Children are encouraged to participate. Participation in local choral competitions is
also encouraged, with the school’s choral groups enjoying high levels of
success at these competitions.
The school’s motto is: Always
Your Best. To be the best you can be in
all that you do is strongly encouraged at the school.
We welcome your interest in our school and encourage you to read more
about our school.
Enrolments are taken all year
round. Please phone 07 4790 7333 to arrange enrolment interviews.
If the office is not attended please leave a message on our answering machine
with your contact details for us to make a return call or contact the school
via the principal on: principal@firstname.lastname@example.org