Scarborough State School is the Pride of the Peninsula. Our school motto is 'Cresco' - Latin for 'I grow'. At our school we enthusiastically put in to practice our motto as your child begins their school journey in the Preparatory year through until they leave for Junior Secondary.
In their journey through our school our students achieve academically, culturally and in the sports arenas.
Our school has high expectations for all of its staff and students and we have an excellent reputation. We offer educational programs and opportunities for boys and girls from the Preparatory Year to Year 7.
Our VISION is that we STRIVE, SUPPORT and SUCCEED. Our school's purpose is to work in partnership with students, parents and the wider community to ensure that all our students receive a quality education appropriate to their individual needs within a safe and supportive learning environment.
Our practices are aligned to our vision and purpose. Our staff are committed to achieving excellence in teaching practice, implementing the Art and Science of Teaching framework. Our staff and actively reflect on their work to ensure our students achieve the best possible learning outcomes. The building of positive relationships with all students, parents, colleagues and the community is of high priority.
Our school plays an important role in the community by providing a range of quality facilities for student and community use. These facilities include a hall, multi purpose courts, adventure playgrounds, swimming pool, large ovals, an air conditioned Resource Centre, air conditioned Computer Laboratories, Music Centre and a Student Support Centre. Some unique features of the school include a wide variety of curriculum programs and extra-curricula opportunities. Curriculum offerings include the eight key learning areas of Mathematics, English, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education, the Arts, LOTE (Japanese) in Years 6 and 7, and Studies of Society and the Environment. Additional educational opportunities include Instrumental Music in Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instruments, and the School Choir. Students have leadership opportunities through the Student Council. Students in Years 5, 6 and 7 have extensive opportunities to participate in interschool sport and Scarborough students have an excellent reputation in this arena. The range and variety of these opportunities allows our students to develop and fulfil our motto 'Cresco - I Grow'.