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Keppel Sands State School is a small school located in the township of Keppel Sands, near Rockhampton in Central Queensland. We are approximately 40 kilometres from Rockhampton and located directly within the coastal township of Keppel Sands. 


Keppel Sands State School officially opened on the 27 October, 1903. Since opening, it has undergone a number of name changes and has been relocated three times. The school has been in its current location since the mid 1940’s. 

School operations

The school is organised into a single composite class with one teaching Principal and a full time Teacher Aide. We are also staffed with a part-time administration officer, part time cleaner and casual groundsmen.

Staff members develop the school’s educational programs, in alignment with the Australian Curriculum and/or Queensland Studies Authority frameworks.

At Keppel Sands State School we value each student as an individual learner with individual needs and learning styles.

The school offers the full range of curricula, including learning through technology. Language Other Than English (LOTE) is Japanese and is taught in years 4, 5 and 6.

Internal monitoring of children’s performance includes diagnostic tests and criteria based assessments are planned and stringently monitored to assess student learning and teaching effectiveness. 

School hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

School day

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am: First session
  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Second session
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Afternoon tea
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Third session