location where Strathpine State School now resides was, at one time, an air
field that supported local and international troops during World War II. RAF Squadrons 548 and 549 were based at the
Pine Rivers before they moved to the Northern Territory in. RAF pilots and RAAF
ground crew were the personnel stationed here.
Spitfire Avenue, upon which Strathpine State School now runs along, was
named after the Spitfire Aircraft that were brought over from England and were
at first based here. Two British pilots
by the names of Alan Victor Chandler and William Henry Alexander Wright were
killed in a midair collision while flying the Spitfire planes. Wright Reserve and Chandler Reserves are
located nearby in reference to these two brave pilots.
State School itself, was opened in January 1911 with an enrolment of 25 pupils.
The school, then located in Gympie Road Strathpine, grew steadily over the next
40 years experiencing considerable growth in the late sixties and early
seventies. Much of the available land was taken up with temporary buildings. In
the mid-seventies a decision was made to build a new school in Don Court, on
vacant land adjacent to Pine Rivers High School.
two teaching blocks and a resource centre were built and opened in 1976. The
school then operated as a split campus, with the Administration travelling
between the two campuses. With the completion of the remaining teaching blocks
in 1978 a decision was made to operate two separate schools. The old site
become known as Strathpine Infants School for years 1-2 and the new school
became Strathpine State School catering for years 3-7 with approximately 750
the two schools were amalgamated and once again Strathpine State School catered
for all year levels. The Infants school burnt down in the early 1990s and a
community health centre now stands in its place. Our school also has a
dental clinic located on site, and an outside of school hours care program
which is run by the YMCA.
Strathpine State School has approximately 443 enrolments from Prep – Year