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Leyburn State School is a co-educational, Education Queensland State Primary School that caters to students from prep to year 7. Leyburn is an historic township located 70 km South West of Toowoomba and 60km from Warwick on the Darling Downs. Leyburn State School is in the Warwick District. The school houses a seventeen metre in ground swimming pool, play shed built in 1864 (listed with National Trust), multipurpose court and two multi-age adventure playgrounds.

Currently the school has an enrolment of 27 primary school students including our preparatory class. Leyburn State School is a p-6 school served by staff who are committed to excellent teaching, preparation and planning. 2012 saw the last cohort of year 7 students at our school as the year 6 and 7 students of that year headed off to a nearby high school as part of the 'Flying Start' trial. Permanent full time staff includes one teacher. A full time teacher is employed on a contract basis. Part time staff includes three teacher aides, administration officer, cleaner, grounds person and pool operator. Itinerant teachers in music, LOTE and physical education service the school. A learning support teacher, guidance officer, behaviour management officer, speech-language pathologist and an occupational therapist also service the school on a needs basis, catering to students with needs in these areas.

Economic and cultural opportunities are limited and usually exist outside of the community. The majority of students come from low to middle socio economic backgrounds. The P&C association supports the school and students within a variety of areas including school excursions, resource purchase, sporting equipment and general assistance throughout the school. Children, staff and families are proud of their school and its achievements.

Several community members assist within the classroom and support the learning of all students. As the school has only one permanent teacher and some part time permanent staff, staff meetings are conducted on a needs basis or when major decisions are being considered. A high level of communication between all staff members occurs daily with all activities decided upon placed on the term calendar within the office. Staff have significant input into all decisions made within the school. A student project club operates within the school whereby students enact meetings in line with democratic decision making processes.

Mission Statement / Statement of purpose

At Leyburn State School we are committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for all students and staff. This commitment assists in maximising educational outcomes and opportunities for all students to engage in quality learning experiences (academic, physical and social), thereby, enabling all participants to acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing. Individual responsibility towards learning is actively promoted to ensure a foundation for lifelong learning is fostered within every student.