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Mount Surprise State School

Welcome to Mount Surprise State School, a vibrant school located on the Gulf Development Road, five hours west of Cairns. Our school has a strong supportive community, continuing its long and proud history. We are very spoilt here at Mt Surprise State School to have beautiful, cool, grassed playground areas shaded by mature trees in well maintained grounds. In addition we are lucky to have a large, modern, multi-age teaching area, an inviting library and a well organized administration building. We also have a multi-purpose court to use for tennis/basketball/ hockey as well as a large, fun, shady play structure with sandpit surrounded by our large oval.

Mount Surprise maintains a 'small school' friendly, positive atmosphere. Creating a school where every child can grow and learn to reach their full potential is the foundation of the spirit of Mount Surprise. We invite you to contact us personally and visit our school, to see and experience for yourself the pride and respect, in our wonderful school here at Mount Surprise. Mount Surprise is known for its cattle industry, tourism, gem fossicking and good country atmosphere. Mount Surprise's first school was built and opened in 1917. A great, small school where every child learns every day.​​​

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  • Every day counts

    Every day counts

    28 Nov 2013

    Parents are reminded of the importance of sending children to school every day.

  • QSchools app

    QSchools app

    28 Nov 2013

    Download the QSchools app to receive the latest news, events and newsletters from our school.

  • School watch

    School watch

    28 Nov 2013

    Keep our school safe.