Sherwood State School is over 150 years old, and our school buildings are very much in keeping with the heritage character of our local area. However, a surprise behind the heritage exteriors are modern computers and internet connections in all classrooms. All classroom are air-conditioned, have interactive whiteboards and many other learning areas (including outdoor learning spaces. The school grounds are large, and encourage a diverse range of sports and play.
There are generous undercover play and eating areas. Sports facilities include:-
Children love to play handball on the expansive, covered quadrangle area. Wonderful sandstone terraces separate the athletics and cricket oval from the school buildings, and on athletics days these provide a great vantage point for students and parents. A nature area adjoins the school pool, and is used regularly maintained by students of Friends of the Nature Area (FONA) Club.
A large heritage style hall, complete with a wide veranda and polished timber floors, is an important assembly area for school activities, as well as before and after school care and many community based events.
Our Library was extended and refurbished by the Parents and Citizens Association in 2004, and includes many computers to access the latest information. It is also very well stocked with great student literature. This facility is also fully air conditioned thank you to the generous donation of the Siganto family.
The music program is remarkable, and is resourced with instruments not found in many schools – timpani, French horns, tenor saxes, bass clarinet and double bass for example, as well as many of the more traditional instruments supporting an exceptional instrumental music program. The music room is also well-stocked to provide students with the resources to build an appreciation of music.
The school-wide strategy is to embed computer studies with everyday learning. Students and teachers use computers to access and analyse information and effectively organise and present information.