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Where is the school?

Tamborine Mountain State School is located on Tamborine Mountain - the community on the hill in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Our school is roughly 30 minutes' drive from the Gold Coast and approximately an hour's drive from Brisbane. Tamborine Mountain is home to national park and lush green rural countryside. It is one of the most visited day trip destinations in Australia.

When did it open?

Tamborine Mountain State School grew from humble beginnings. In 1898, William Geissman moved to the mountain with his family. They built their house and called it 'Capo di Monte'. Education was a high priority, so William wrote to the Department of Public Instruction offering a small cottage as the schoolhouse. On February 2 1900, Provisional School No. 913-Tamborine Mountain State School was opened. The school celebrated its centenary in 2000, and 110 years in 2010.

School motto?

''Strive for the Highest' has been the school motto for over 100 years, and inspires learners to aim high in their endeavours. To 'Strive for the Highest' is to aim for excellence. Tamborine Mountain is a safe, happy and friendly school focused on developing creative learners, achieving excellence, respect and responsibility. Our school logo depicts the regent bowerbird. This elusive creature is native to Australia and can be found in the beautiful Tamborine Mountain rainforest.