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Welcome to Barkly Highway State School

Barkly Highway State School is located in the remote North West Queensland city of Mount Isa. The school is situated in Gulf Country, on the land of the Kalkadoon people. The staff of Barkly Highway State School have provided a quality education to children of Mount Isa since 1959.

Barkly Highway is a primary school educating from Prep through to Year 6. Our current student population of the primary school is approximately 440 students. Our quality teaching and support staff work together to provide an environment with high expectations for all students. An Early Childhood Developmental Program for children from birth to pre-prep is also located at Barkly Highway State School and has a current enrolment of 20 students.

Our vision is 'Every day, in every classroom, every child is learning.' 

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  • 19 FebBreakfast Club Monday & Wednesday mornings at 7:45am
  • 19 FebSchool attendance - 93.5% School target is 95%
  • 19 FebON NOW! Book Fair in the library until Friday 23 Feb
  • 15 FebSchool Photos 1 and 2 March 2018
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  • Every day counts

    Every day counts

    22 Jan 2018

    Parents are reminded of the importance of sending children to school every day.

  • QSchools app

    QSchools app

    22 Jan 2018

    Download the QSchools app to receive the latest news, events and newsletters from our school.

  • School watch

    School watch

    22 Jan 2018

    Keep our school safe.

  • Rock Pop Mime 13 October 2017

    Rock Pop Mime 13 October 2017

    31 Oct 2017

    Congratulations to our Rock Pop Mime students. A huge effort was put in by everyone involved and...

  • Belmore to Buffalo Creek Variety Bash Big Breakfast

    Belmore to Buffalo Creek Variety Bash Big Breakfast

    09 Aug 2017

    ​On Wednesday 9 August, Barkly Highway State School and the P&C Association hosted the officials,...

  • P&C Disco!

    P&C Disco!

    28 Jul 2017

    The Barkly Highway State School P&C held their ‘B’ themed disco on the night of Friday 28 July.

  • Adopt-a-Cop


    17 Jul 2017