Opened in 1995 in the hinterland area
of the northern Gold Coast, Gaven State
School proudly services the communities
of Gaven, Gaven Heights, Oxenford, Pacific
Pines and Studio Village.
Our overwhelming purpose is: "To
make a positive difference for each
and every child, each and every day."
Our community values: People, their
ideas and opinions; Quality Curriculum
Programs; Teamwork; Commitment; and
a Supportive School Environment.
Our curriculum is a central focus for
our school and is premised on high expectations
for students, particularly in the areas
of literacy and numeracy.
We have a quality Science Program based
around the national "Primary Connections
Program" and a specialist Science
Teacher to support the implementation
of this program.
The use of technology is a feature
of our school. We have two computer
laboratories fully networked and connected
to the internet, as well as interactive
whiteboards and fully networked and
internet connected computers in every
Visual/performing arts programs are
highly valued by our school community
and we perform our "Extravaganza"
every two years. We also host an Artist-in-Residence
and an annual Art show, which showcases
the wonderful artistic talents of our
The school has also developed and implemented
a highly effective "Value of the
Month" Program, which is featured
on weekly assemblies and is an integral
component of the class curriculum.
The curriculum is enhanced by strategies
to support students identified as Gifted
and Talented, or requiring intervention,
Learning and/or Special Needs Support.
Our school is active in the community
participating in such events as Anzac
Day, Eisteddfod, academic and local
Parents are encouraged to become actively
involved in the school. Our enthusiastic
Parents and Citizens Association provides
the advice and additional resources
critical to our success.