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Principal's welcome


Welcome to Picnic Creek State School, one of four new state schools opening in Queensland in 2018.

As Foundation Principal I am extremely excited about growing our ‘new school’ culture by being forward thinking in our philosophy of learning, purposeful in selecting the right staff and creatively utilising open modern learning environments to ensure learning is social, open, engaging and real.

The innovative design of our new $40 million school re-imagines the traditional classroom environment by embracing contemporary learning, to include flexible learning options, all-weather outdoor teaching spaces and integrated technology. 

The foundation staff of Picnic Creek are highly experienced professionals with a warm and caring approach, they are driven to deliver fun, engaging and effective learning experiences for all students. Our commitment is to provide a high quality program that is literature-rich, skills-oriented and built on pedagogies that are age appropriate for each year of schooling.

With newness comes continual learning and adjusting as we settle into the routines of school life at Picnic Creek. It is our intent to communicate often in order to keep students and families informed and engaged in our journey.  We hope you will take every opportunity to share your ideas and feedback with us to ensure we are working as a team – all with the same goal - to have every student succeeding.

The information provided through our website will support families in getting ready for the 2018 school year and the years ahead. Thank you to the Picnic Creek Parent Consultative Group who have contributed to the school identity and policy documents so far. If you require further information please contact the school office or email me on

It is an exciting time for our school community – I am truly excited for the journey ahead.


Shirley Hadwen


Picnic Creek State School