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Our school in the community

Port Curtis Road State School is actively involved with many schools in our Cluster and associated schools including Ridgelands SS, Bajool SS, Bouldercombe SS, Depot Hill SS, Marmor SS, Stanwell SS, Westwood SS, Allenstown SS, Glenmore SS, Frenchville SS and Crescent Lagoon SS. We combine for the benefit of the students and staff to share resources and facilities including:

  • Sporting and Curriculum activities
  • Professional Development
  • Collaboration
  • Moderation

Our school community also liaises with a variety of organizations and professionals including

  • Department of Child Safety
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Guidance Officers
  • Kids Matter
  • Behaviour Management Councillors
  • Occupational Therapist
  • CP League
  • Umbrella Network
  • Anglicare
  • Smith Family
  • Centacare
  • Red Cross
  • Hasting Deering

 

Religious Instruction is provided every Tuesday where students participate in a 30-minute age-relevant and engaging lesson that encourages story-telling, drama, interactive discussion, music and craft.

It reinforces Queensland Education core values of responsibility, understanding, respect, tolerance, inclusion, integrity, positive self-image, freedom, compassion and caring.   Students are encouraged to develop positive values and choices on topics such as thankfulness, forgiveness and hope. 

  

Student Council

Port Curtis Road State School has an active Student Council which participates in community events and fundraisers for local and national charities including

  • Cancer Council Qld – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Daffodil Day
  • Hearing – Loud Shirt Day
  • Leukaemia Foundation – Footy Colours Day
  • Walk to Safely to School
  • Clean Up Australia and Green Lane  clean up events
  • Fruit and vegetable stall from Student Council Garden

  

PLAYGROUP

 

Porty Playgroup is building the blocks for the future by providing a stimulating learning environment where children can play and learn together while parents and carers can find mutual friendship and support.

Every Thursday (School Terms)

9:00am to 11:00am

Multi-purpose Room

Co-ordinatorMrs Sharon West, Teacher Aide PCRSS

 

ANZAC and Remembrance Day

Port Curtis Road State School actively participates annually in our Remembrance day and ANZAC day school ceremonies and Rockhampton's street parade. 
 

Anzac Day is a day to reflect and remember all the servicemen and servicewomen who have served our country “then and now”.  At Port Curtis Road State School we commemorate their sacrifices so that we are able to live our lives as we do today.
2015 Anzac Day commemorated the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary is an opportunity to remember those courageous Queenslanders who have fought and served in all wars, conflicts and peace operations, and especially remember the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives in service. It is our chance to honour the digger qualities of mateship, teamwork, resilience, courage, integrity, duty and sacrifice that live on in the spirit of Australians to this day.
We honour a past student of Port Curtis Road State School with a memorial garden situated at the front of the school. Private James Hamilton Phillips (1380A, 15th Battalion 2nd Reinforcement) attended Port Curtis Road State School as a child with his two sisters Alice and Charlotte.
James had been working in the Rockhampton area as a carpenter when he enlisted.  He enlisted on the 3rd December 1914 and his unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915. Private Phillips served in Egypt and Gallipoli. 
He was killed in action on the 9th May 1915. He was 25 years of age. He has no known grave but is commemorated at Panel 48, Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli. Private Phillips was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.


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2016

 Today we remember past sacrifices of our brave soldiers who fought and died serving our country. Last year we honoured a past student of Port Curtis Road State School - Private James Hamilton Phillips. He was killed in action on the 9th May 1915. He was 25 years of age. He has no known grave but is commemorated at Panel 48, Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli. Private Phillips was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

 
This year we honour another past student of our school: 2nd Lieutenant Albert Tiegs. We honour his bravery, courage and sacrifice with a memorial plaque and adding it to the memorial stone. 2nd Lieutenant Albert Tiegs served our country at Gallipoli and also in France. The Tiegs family lived on Port Curtis Road. Albert attended Port Curtis Road State School as a student. His parents were Albert Frederick and Caroline Johanna Tiegs. Albert was 21 years old when he first enlisted in the 11th Battalion as a Private. He was wounded at Gallipoli before returning to Australia due to his injuries as a sergeant. He then re-enlisted in the 28th Battalion and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He was killed in action in France. 2nd Lieutenant Tiegs is buried in France.
 
The purpose of today is not, and never has been, to glorify war. Rather to pay homage to our soldiers and those who gave their lives. In doing so, we ensure a recognition by younger generations that peace and freedom have always required a sacrifice in the past.


This Year we would also like to commemorate the Centenary of the Somme.

Almost 300,000 Australians served on the Western Front in France and Flanders, taking part in every major British offensive between 1916 and the Armistice in 1918. More than 46,000 lost their lives, of whom some 18,000 have no known grave. On the day of the Battle of Fromelles, these eight men of the 53rd Battalion prepared to take part in an attack that only three of them would survive.