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History

On January 24th, 1977 Berrinba East State school opened. It's opening was led by Principal Bernie Miles and 11 teachers, enrolled it's first 220 students.

When the school first opened it only had Blocks A-D and the tuckshop. A building was then added every year until 1984 when the Library resource centre was opened and administered by Gary Culverhouse. Our pre-school was opened in 1983. Sue Appleton was the first teacher with the assistance of Maria Hyer.

Principals

Barrie Kratzke 1979

Graham Edwards 1980-1981

John Brooker 1982

Don McAlister 1983-88

Stan Plath 1989 - 1993

Ross Stevenson 1994-1996

Cheryl Blyth 1997- 1999

Maria Chakalakis 1999-2000

Rod Mason 2000-2004

Duncan Ree 2005 - mid 2005

Roberta Barbe mid 2005 - 2006

Tony Maksoud 2007 - 2013

Deputy Principals

Dorothy Roberts 1982

Roger Abell 1983 - 89

Errol Slingsby 1990 - 1995

Hillary Saunders 1992 - 1994 (2nd DP)

Larraine Pimm 1996 - 1997

Joanne Turner 1996 - 1998

Cheryl Hirst 1999 - 2006

Marie Brinckman 2007 - 2008

Kellie Maxton 2008 - 2015

 

Our school continues to expand through the generous donation of land behind the school which is now used as a playground area for the younger students in the school.

Today our school has a staff of 32 teachers and enrolment of 500 students. Since 1977 we have had several principals, deputy principals and assistant principals which have administered the school. We also have a Special Education Unit and a Behavioural Unit which resides outside of the school grounds.