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Our school in the community

Indigenous paintingFrenchville State School has been a part of the Rockhampton community for over 110 years.  We actively promote community partnerships and encourage our students to be active local and global citizens.

We maintain a relationship with the 'Society for Growing Australian Plants', who meets monthly in our school activity centre.  This partnership results in support for our school gardens, with members propagating and donating plants for use in our grounds.

Frenchville also has an active Earlyact Club, sponsored by Rotary, which supports students to become involved in local and global campaigns.  Our Student Council also participates in community events and raises funds for local charities, mainly through the proceeds of free dress day events.

Frenchville maintains a lease agreement with 'Camp Australia', an after and before school hours care provider, which operates out of our school activity centre.

Frenchville students march annually in the town ANZAC Day March.  They also regularly participate in tree planting in the Rockhampton area.

We actively maintain links with our school patrons.  Our  patrons are people who have had a long association with our school and are considered the custodians of school traditions.  They are represented at major school events including leader induction ceremonies, graduation day, sports day presentation ceremonies, our school ANZAC day ceremony and special events.

Our school patrons are:

  • Mrs Judith Grosskopf - retired and  long serving deputy  principal
  • Mrs Jan Plumb - retired Frenchville deputy principal
  • Mr Paul Eckel - retired and long serving year six teacher, and sponsor of the 'Paul Eckel Year Five Academic Excellence award'

 

Our house patrons are:

​House Patron​
Archer​ Mr Chris Hewitt
Capricorn​ Mr Graeme Cowley​
Fitzroy​ Mrs Robyn Morgan​
Keppel​ Mr Greg Lewis​

 Indigenous eldersFrenchville also has active links with the Indigenous community.  Our Indigenous parent group meets once per term and we have an adopted auntie, Auntie Carol Willie, an adopted uncle, Uncle Wade Mann, and an adopted Elder, Mr Barry Mann, who represent the traditional custodians of the land at special school events including our annual NAIDOC ceremony.