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The Elimbah State School community recognises the integral role parents and families play as partners in their children’s education. School staff engage with the community, modelling and fostering respectful relationships between learners and all members of the school.

Parent Engagement:   School staff value meaningful relationships with parents with the shared goal of maximising learning and wellbeing outcomes for all of our students.   We believe that positive parent engagement improves students’ self-esteem, school attendance, and behaviour at school. In fact, Hattie (2008) estimated that effective parent engagement could add the equivalent of 2 or 3 extra years to a child’s education.  Parents are encouraged to collaborate with our school and community to strengthen partnerships and directly assist in supporting their child’s learning.
 
Community engagement:   Sustainable relationships within the Elimbah community can improve students’ learning and wellbeing outcomes and assist students to understand their role in the broader community. Community partnerships include child and health services, community organisations, sporting clubs, local businesses and industry. Through these partnerships, we increase our ability to offer a range of experiences, support and resources to our students.
 
A copy of our Parent and Community Engagement Strategy(PDF,225KB) is available here.
 
Elimbah State School was officially opened on Australia Day in 1916, with a student population of 15 in the rural community of Elimbah. Student numbers have grown steadily over the years to the current enrolment of around 475.  Elimbah is now a rural/residential area located 6km north of Caboolture. It is situated at the base of the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains and is within easy reach of the aquatic pleasures of boating and swimming in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.  The area enjoys the best of both worlds, being a 1 hour drive from Brisbane and only 15-30 minutes to the hinterland or the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
 
The numerous small farms in the area grow a variety of fruit crops including strawberries, pineapples and macadamia nuts. Many other crops are also grown, including vegetables and flowers. Horse events are also becoming a growth industry, with the State Equestrian Centre situated on the outskirts of Caboolture.
 
The Caboolture area is fast becoming a centre for annual cultural events such as The Abbey Medieval Tournament the Urban Country Music Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival as well as the annual Farm Fantastic Expo. There is also a new cultural centre, including an Art Gallery, being planned for the centre of Caboolture.