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Woorabinda State School is located in the town of Woorabinda in Central Queensland. It is situated 170 km south west of Rockhampton. Woorabinda State School is situated on the traditional lands of the Wadja Wadja / Wadjigal  and Ghungalu Aboriginal people and is the only primary school in the community.

In 2019, Woorabinda State School is a Kindergarten to Year Six school with nine classes of 162 children. The school's motto is 'Proud and Deadly', with our school rules being Be Proud, Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful. We have a Head of Special Education services, one special needs teachers and a physical education teacher along with a curriculum co-ordinator. The school employs many local staff as teacher-aides, cleaners, groundsmen, administration staff, tuckshop staff, wellbeing and student attendance officers. These staff play a vital role in supporting teachers in the classroom and ensuring our school runs effectively. The school has developed a number of partnerships with organisations such as Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Australian Red Cross, the Queensland Police Service through the adopt a cop program, Queensland Health through the Deadly Ears program, The Queensland Reds Rugby Union through the Future Leaders program and the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Woorabinda State School runs a nutrition program which provides students with a nutritious breakfast, morning tea and lunch each day. The school has a paid tuckshop which runs Monday to Friday and is very popular with the students.

Local traditional owners, elders and community members are engaged from time to time to collect and collate local history, family histories and language to be used in the curriculum component of the school's Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (EATSIPs) agenda. Local community members are also engaged to teach children traditional dance. In 2012 the school began teaching the two local traditional Aboriginal languages, Ghungalu and Wadja, as its official Language Other Than English, Language other than English (LOTE), for the first time.

Woorabinda State School is in the process of renewing the five year plan and a Community Partnership Agreement which will be negotiated with the community of Woorabinda early in 2019. The five year plan guides school improvement and innovation. The partnership agreement is closely linked with and compliments the five year plan.​​