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Woongarra, Queensland

HistoryEdit

The name Woongarra is an Aboriginal word meaning the brigalow tree.[2]

Woongarra State School was originally located on Wallace's Road and Lovers Walk Road when it opened on 13 August 1879.[3] It moved to its present location on Elliott Heads Road in 1901.[4]

St John's Anglican church was dedicated on 14 October 1883. It held its last service on 29 October 1967 because of a declining population.[5]

EducationEdit

Woongarra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 468 Elliott Heads Road (24°52′44″S 152°24′20″E / 24.8789°S 152.4056°E / -24.8789; 152.4056 (Woongarra State School)).[6][7] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 459 students with 36 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[8] A special education program is available at the school.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woongarra (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Woongarra - locality in Bundaberg Region (entry 48366)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Woongarra State School". Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Woongarra State School". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.