Annandale State School

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Principal's Welcome

​​​Welcome to Annandale State School (SS), a place where we work together to support you in becoming an independent lifelong learner and equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue your goals.

Our school community places great importance on sound values, such as good manners, considerate behaviour and pride in our school and ourselves. We believe that your education is a partnership between your school and home, and we greatly value family involvement in providing you with the very best education possible in a safe, secure and happy environment.

"Creating the Future" is our school motto and we focus on developing your reading and comprehension skills, numeracy and mathematic understanding through hands on learning​. Our strong curriculum is balanced with many opportunities for you in sport and music.

Thank you for your interest in Annandale State School - we hope to have the opportunity to share our community with you soon.

Three reasons to choose Annandale State School

  1. ​Academic curriculum uses proven mathematics and writing skills methods, and offers extension programs through distance education​
  2. Extracurricular programs include many sport and music options, as well as student council, academic competitions and life education
  3. Student support including a guidance officer, chaplain and learning support program

School Information

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Annandale State School is a large school for Prep to Year 6 students, located in a suburb in the heart of tropical Townsville and close to shopping, parks and sporting facilities. 

Our motto is ‘Creating the Future’, and we balance academic studies with music, sport and learning support.

We value good manners and pride in ourselves and our school, and we welcome parents being involved.

Our curriculum includes a real-world mathematics program that improves learning and encourage students to participate in higher-level mathematics.

We also use the Seven Steps to Writing Success program.

All students participate in a music lesson each week, and Years 3 to 6 can choose to learn to play an instrument and sing in a choir.

Annandale is a feeder school to the local state high school – William Ross State High School.

In 2021, we welcomed 118 international students to our school.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

School facilities

  • ​Air-conditioned
  • Large school oval
  • Modern play equipment
  • Six computer labs
  • Modern library/resources centre

Extracurricular activities

  • Inter-school sport program across the year – 3 Seasons of Sport (rugby league, hockey, netball, tennis, rugby union, soccer, touch football, Australian Football League, cricket, tee-ball, basketball)
  • Senior and junior choir
  • Instrumental music program: strings (Years 3 to 6), and woodwind, brass and percussion (Years 4 to 6)
  • Concert bands, orchestra ensembles
  • Opti-MINDS creative problem solving event, Lego competition
  • Life education
  • Swimming for Years 2 and 3
  • Challenge Games sports for students living with a disability
  • Eisteddfod performance competition
  • Student council activities

Holiday adventure programs

EQI holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for international students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian outback adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school and additional fees apply. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​A native Chinese-speaker teaches Mandarin Chinese to Years 5 and 6
  • Annual Confucius Institute Speaking competition

Special programs

  • Seven Steps to Writing Success
  • The Speech Sound Pics approach is used to teach reading, writing and spelling
  • Learning support programs
  • Special education program
  • Excursions to support the curriculum in Prep and Years 1, 2 and 3​
  • School camps to support the curriculum in Years 4, 5 and 6
  • IMPACT (extension programs through School of Distance Education)


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last updated 20 June 2022