At Manly West State School we live our motto: ‘Active Minds, Bright Futures’. It reflects our desire that all students achieve to their potential and put into action their own passion for learning. In our learning community we hold firm to the belief that ‘every child can learn’.
Our school has an optimistic ‘sense’ of community and a shared focus on supporting our students to be critical and creative thinkers. The school is situated in the family-oriented suburb of Manly West, 13 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, with stunning, panoramic views over Moreton Bay. It features parklands, bike/walk ways, a seaside pool, and facilities for sailing, fishing and canoeing. Many families are second-generation and proud of their school’s heritage and tradition. Families, students and staff value varied learning pathways that cater for individualised learning.
In recent times the school has been through significant rebuilding to create state of the art teaching spaces, a science and technology area, a specialist music room, a resource centre with blue room for film-making and a magnificent performing arts hall. Every teaching space and classroom has an interactive whiteboard and wireless access to enable use of our many portable digital devices. Outdoor learning spaces include two ovals, two playgrounds and undercover sporting activity areas. A Rotary/Bunnings community project has provided our students with access to valuable learning opportunities in the kitchen garden and junior masterchefs in the making.