Jarvisfield State School offers a unique educational experience in a rural setting of six acres. Situated just five kilometers from the busy town of Ayr, Jarvisfield State School is in the heart of sugarcane country. While the school has been renovated throughout with student desks that double as mini-white boards, our greatest assets are our people. Ask anyone who has been a student at our school – not if they love the school – but how much they loved it and the fond memories they still remember today. Jarvisfield State School is known for its big-heartedness, its strong connection to indigenous and islander cultures and the sense of pride and belonging it instills in all its inhabitants.
The original school was opened on March 29, 1915, with just some 27 students learning from an open shed. By the end of the year, when the student population grew to 49, the school committee demanded the government build a more substantial building and within months a new high-block building complete with verandahs was in place. Over the century, more buildings were erected, including the school hall in the early 1940s which has not only stood the test of time against countless floods and cyclones but hosted many fancy dress balls, family nights and community events. Our hall has been refurbished and can be hired out by members of the community for all types of events. Please call the school for more information.