Tinana State School

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Tinana State School
Tinana State School Logo
Tinana State School Logo
Gympie Rd
Maryborough, Queensland 4650

MottoDo Your Best
School districtWide Bay South
PrincipalDavid Burns[1]
GradesP to 7
Enrolment509 [2] (2015)
Colour(s)Red and Black         
RivalsMaryborough Central State School, Maryborough West State School, Granville State School, Riverside Christian College

Tinana State School is a public primary school located in the suburb of Tinana in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. The school is run by the Queensland State Government and was one of the first public schools to be established in Queensland. The school colours are red and black. As of the 2007 school year 535 students were enrolled at TSS.


Tinana State School [3] was opened on 31 May 1875 with an enrolment of 47 students. The school was established on 36 acres (150,000 m2) of land, 16 Acres being set aside for a horse paddock for the students. The school grounds were large for their time as schools were commonly allotted 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land.[4] Richard Franklin was the best Year 7 teacher, who sadly departed for Aldridge State High at the end of 2012 after 21 years of service. He is sorely missed.


The school is located on Gympie Rd in Tinana, Maryborough, Queensland.


The school has a number of sporting facilities including a multipurpose court, cricket pitch, cricket nets, sport equipment borrowing sheds and a very large and spacious oval, including the Neil Ottaway Oval which is levelled and irrigated. The school has a computer lab with network and internet access. A school library with a range of books and resources is available to the students. Tinana State School has a rainforest, with new trees added regularly.[4]


There are two major sporting events between different sports houses during the year. Cross Country and Athletics Carnival. The school is divided into three houses:

Chappell (Green)
Laver (Yellow)
Whickham (Blue)

Students are randomly assigned a position in houses, unless a sibling currently attends the school they are assigned a position in the same house.


  1. ^ "Our School". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ "2015 School Annual Report" (PDF). Tinana State School. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Tinana State School". Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Brief History of the School, Tinana State School Prospectus 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 25°33′29.5″S 152°40′05″E / 25.558194°S 152.66806°E / -25.558194; 152.66806