Nashville State School, 'Where children come first' is Brighton's best kept secret. Located on the third lagoon in North Brisbane's Bayside, we are a co-educational primary school offering programs from prep to year 6. Nashville State School is part of the Bramble Bay Cluster of Schools and the Metropolitan region of the Department of Education and Training.
Our caring and dedicated staff work with our families and community to offer our students learning opportunities which engage them intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally, optimising their participation while aiming for excellence.
Teaching units are designed to utilise opportunities around the creation of a permaculture garden, growing and harvesting food and the preparation of the food to share 'from the garden to the table'.
All key learning areas are addressed with literacy and numeracy as a key focus, supported by higher order thinking skills.
During 2009, our school went through major renovations as part of the Federal Government’s ‘Building the Education Revolution (BER) – National Schools Pride’ program. As part of this program the school has a large assembly hall with kitchen and meeting rooms, and renovations to the primary classrooms in block A and B.
A high computer ratio and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms means that our students can travel beyond the classroom on their learning journey to engage them and open their minds. Our school is well resourced and supported by a very active Parents and Citizens Association who help us to achieve our goals.
The teaching facilities consist of 2 prep rooms and 10 primary classrooms, a library, computer lab, a multi purpose hall, music room, and three undercover play areas. Each primary class is either a double classroom space, has access to an adjacent spare classroom or has a withdrawal room.
Our school is located close to Bracken Ridge State High School and this is our main feeder high school, and many students also attend Sandgate District State High School. All schools work closely to provide an excellent educational service to the students of Nashville.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our school is located, the Turrabul people, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories and traditions of this rich culture.