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Welcome to our school.

Samford State School was opened in 1872 and we are very proud of the history and the warm country feel that still characterises our school today. 
Our school lies within a wonderfully close knit community with old world friendliness and values.   However, we offer a progressive modern education and surround our students with possibility and opportunity in many diverse areas including academia, sport, culture and community responsibility.
We are justifiably proud of our academic performance, but education at Samford means so much more.  Our exceptional teachers are professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all students are offered the opportunity to fulfil their potential both in and beyond the classroom.  We are acutely aware of our obligation to prepare young people to make their way in the world as confident, caring and responsible citizens.  A very talented and committed staff make the happiness, security and development of each child central to our work.
Samford State School was founded on great community partnerships and today, our great strength is still the partnerships we forge between students, staff, parents and the wider community.  Through our partnerships, we continue to build on the strengths of tradition and performance. 

In 2015 we became an Independent Public School. With greater input from parents, teachers and community members, we will have more freedom to shape our direction and make local decisions that will directly benefit our students. Greater autonomy is a key ingredient in our approach to being creative, innovative and able to quickly respond to student learning needs. Teaching and learning is not a formula and one size does not fit all students. Our staff benefit from the flexibility to deploy a range of research-based, high impact strategies to ensure our students are able to work beyond their potential.
Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school.  We are focussed on learning and believe all students can learn and improve.  Samford achieves outstanding results and our staff and community put every effort into knowing each and every child and accommodating their unique learning requirements.  We have magnificent grounds, and exceptional facilities and would be delighted to share our school with you. 
Brad Clark





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