Kenmore State School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​​​A strong academic curriculum catering for all learning needs within a highly inclusive framework
  2. High expectations for our students both in their school work and behaviour
  3. We are committed to achieving the best for our students in academic, sporting, artistic and cultural fields​

Principal's welcome

​​Kenmore State School is a highly regarded Independent Public School situated in the western suburbs of Brisbane. We have a strong, proud tradition and have been providing high quality education for children, from the Preparatory Year to Year 6, since 1900. Our school vision; Strive – Create – Achieve drives the work that we do in our school each day with the goal of ensuring every student is succeeding.

The school has a strong direction that is underpinned by our 4 core priorities. We aim to build successful learners through great teaching and setting high expectations. We also aim to build strong partnerships with our parents and school community, forging a genuine sense of trust with our community.

Kenmore has a positive, welcoming feel and a tolerant and accepting school culture. We have dedicated programs that accelerate learning in the English language.

We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Kenmore State School is in western Brisbane, close to The University of Queensland, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and public transport.

For 120 years, we have provided children with high-quality education. We are proud of our current academic results, which are above the state average and continue to celebrate our champion sports teams.

Our goal is success for every student through individual teaching and communication with parents.

Accelerate your child’s English language learning with our dedicated programs.

Extension programs include: digital technology, junior engineers, mathematics, music, German (Years 5–6), arts and leadership.

We provide before and after school care during terms and vacation care in the holidays, offering your child many activity choices, including gardening, art and crafts, sport, games and cooking.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • Days of Excellence (science and visual arts)
  • Swimming lessons (school pool)
  • Instrumental music, band and choral programs
  • Whole-school literacy program designed to accelerate English learning (Reading to learn)​
  • Specialist lessons in the Arts, music, physical education, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • International study tours
  • Professional visits from international delegations
  • Enrichment opportunities in mathematics, music, the Arts and writing
  • Peer-support buddy program
  • School leaders program
  • ​University of Queensland STEM convention​
  • STEM excursions for all year levels

Extracurricular activities

  • Annual multicultural festival
  • Representative sport pathways – school, district, state, national
  • Senior school camps – Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Canberra
  • After school programs – tennis, swimming, Taekwondo
  • Interschool sports – swimming, athletics, soccer, netball, touch football, tennis, basketball
  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competitions
  • Chaplaincy program
  • Outside-hours school care and vacation care programs

School facilities

  • Indoor sport and performance centre
  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • Full-size oval
  • Two tennis courts
  • Netball and basketball court
  • Adventure playgrounds and nature play spaces
  • Environmental area
  • Tuck shop
  • Resource centre including library and computers
  • Laptops and iPads provided to classes

Tertiary pathways


  • Specialist English as an Additional Language/ ​Dialect (EAL/D) program
  • Specialist German lessons
  • Cultural lessons through the humanities program​​

Holiday adventure programs

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

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

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