Annandale State School

Three reasons to choose us

  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
Students on laptops Students on campus School choir Magnetic Island Aerial view of Annandale State School

Principal's welcome

​​​Welcome to Annandale State School​, 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 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. The school has Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) opportunity in year 5 and Year 6.​

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

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

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 school curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum and utilises C2C (Curriculum to Classroom) resources.

The Speech Sound Pics approach is used to teach reading, writing and spelling in the early years.

We also use the Seven Steps to Writing Success program to support students in the development of their writing skills.

A native Chinese-speaker teaches Chinese (Mandarin) to students in Years 3–6.

All students participate in a music lesson each week, and Years 3–6 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 2022, 122 international students enrolled at Annandale State School.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • Seven Steps to Writing Success
  • The Speech Sound Pics approach is used to teach reading, writing and spelling in the early years
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) support program with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) trained staff member
  • Learning support programs
  • Special education program
  • Excursions to support the curriculum in Prep and Years 1–3
  • School camps to support the curriculum in Years 4–6
  • IMPACT (extension programs through the School of Distance Education)

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 3–6), and woodwind, brass and percussion (Years 4–6)
  • 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

School facilities

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

Tertiary pathways


  • A native Chinese-speaker teaches Mandarin Chinese to Years 3–6
  • Annual Confucius Institute Speaking competition in conjunction with William Ross State High School​​

Contact details


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.

Last updated 29 May 2023