Pacific Paradise State School, its students, staff and community acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the school now sits, the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) clan. We honour the elders past, present and future and look forward to continuing the positive and respectful relationship between the school and the traditional owners.
Our school is a 'beautiful' school, in every sense of the word. Its physical setting is glorious, the students are friendly and welcoming and the staff are focused on the well-being of every student, building upon their natural abilities to ensure opportunities for all.
Our school is situated in an ideal location – one that truly makes its name appropriate! Close to Twin Waters' community and home to many golfing enthusiasts, it is also very near Marcoola with easy access to a stunning stretch of white sand and surf and neighbouring Mudjimba which includes 'Old Woman' island, just off the shoreline.
The traditional story that explains the creation of this part of the Sunshine Coast describes how two warriors, Ninderry and Coolum, loved the beautiful Maroochy. Ninderry killed Coolum, his head rolling into the ocean. 'Old Woman Island' represents Coolum's head, which rolled from the top of Mt Coolum. Maroochy was so sadden by what happened between the warriors that she fled to the mountains where she cried and cried and cried – her tears becoming the Maroochy River.
Our school is developing a curriculum framework to reflect the community identity: the coastal location, digital world, life-style, health and well-being and local histories. We are calling this curriculum framework 'Our Tracks'…
- Story Tracks: histories, both oral and recorded and literature including traditional narratives
- Tech Tracks: design technologies, communication and STEaM
- My Tracks: family, community, citizenship, health and well-being
- Coastal Tracks: geography, sustainability, weather, geology and life sciences
Our school vision, Engaging Minds, Empowering Futures is evident across our school. We are excited about introducing more innovative, flexible learning environments over the next few years, we are dedicated to preparing our students for their 21st century futures – a future we invite you to share.