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Alligator Creek State School was opened on 14 September, 1896. Thirteen children were enrolled on the first day. A further thirteen children were enrolled before the end of the year. The first teacher at the school was Mr J. H. Landells. The original building was replaced in 1968 by the existing double-storey building.

The traditional owners are the Yuibera Tribe.

Our rural co-educational school currently caters for students from prep year through to year 6. We have 13 classes with an enrolment usually of about 315. Our staff takes pride in our school and its place in the community. 

Our teachers take on roles outside of their classroom duties to offer other curricular and extra-curricular activities to students. Teaching and non-teaching staff are formally involved in activities to develop their knowledge and skills applicable to their position. These activities are a combination of systemic requirements, school priorities or individual interest, to enhance school operations or whole-of-school approaches.

Our school-based staff includes:

13 Classroom teachers

  • 1 Teacher Librarian
  • 1 Music Specialist
  • 1 Health and Physical Education Specialist
  • 1 Support Teacher, Literacy and Numeracy
  • 1 Deputy Principal
  • 1 Principal
  • 1 Business Service Manager
  • 2 Administration Officers
  • 8 Teacher Aides
  • 1 Grounds and Facilities Officer
  • 3 Cleaners

Visiting staff, on a weekly basis includes

  • 1 Language other than English teacher (Japanese)
  • 1 Special Needs teacher
  • 1 Guidance Officer
  • 1 Master teacher

Other support personnel includes

  • 1 Speech Language Pathologist
  • 1 School Chaplain (employed by Scripture Union)
  • Access to various Education Queensland Advisory teachers.

Our school is situated south of Mackay and north of Sarina. Our grounds are bordered by sugarcane fields, local roadways and a creek. We are about 13km from Hay Point, the Dalrymple Bay and Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance's (BMA) Hay Point Services Coal Terminals.

Our School motto is - Our best always.