Welcome to the Gaven State School website.

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 classroom.

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 students.

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 sporting competitions.

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.

Phillip Carleton






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