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Welcome to our school.

Samford State School opened in 1872 and we celebrate a proud history of connectedness with the close knit community that is nestled within the Samford Valley.

Our students benefit from the “best of both worlds” as we offer a progressive modern education, delivered in a setting which emphasizes our semi-rural location – large open spaces and abundant native flora and fauna. We surround our students with possibility and opportunities in areas including academia, sport, culture and community responsibility.

Our exceptional teachers go the extra mile to ensure that students are offered the opportunity to fulfil their potential both in and beyond the classroom.  We embrace our obligation to prepare young people to make their way in the world as confident, caring and responsible citizens. The happiness, security and development of each child is central to our work.

In 2015 we became an Independent Public School. With greater input from parents, teachers and other community members, we have flexibility to shape our direction and make local decisions to benefit our students. Enhanced autonomy is a key ingredient in our approach to being creative, innovative and able to respond to student learning needs. We value the  growing diversity of students from different cultures and countries at our school.

Teaching and learning is not a formula and one size does not fit all students. Our experienced staff value knowing each and every child and accommodating their unique learning requirements. Both staff and students benefit from the flexibility to deploy a range of research-based, high-impact strategies to ensure our students are able to grow beyond expectations. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school. We believe everyone can learn.

Samford State School was founded on strong community partnerships. We continue to build partnerships between students, staff, families and the wider community to benefit our students and achieve outstanding results.

Brad Clark





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