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Welcome to Barkly Highway State School

Barkly Highway State School is located in the remote North West Queensland city of Mount Isa. The school is situated in Gulf Country, on the land of the Kalkadoon people. The staff of Barkly Highway State School have provided a quality education to children of Mount Isa since 1959.

Barkly Highway is a primary school educating from Prep through to Year 6. Our current student population of the primary school is approximately 440 students. Our quality teaching and support staff work together to provide an environment with high expectations for all students. An Early Childhood Developmental Program for children from birth to pre-prep is also located at Barkly Highway State School and has a current enrolment of 20 students.

Our vision is 'Every day, in every classroom, every child is learning.' 

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  • RREAP Book Program

    RREAP Book Program

    29 Nov 2018

    On Thursday 29 November, students in Years 4 & 5 had the opportunity to celebrate and show off...

  • ROCK POP MIME 2018

    ROCK POP MIME 2018

    19 Oct 2018

    WINNERS ARE GRINNERS! Check out the huge smiles on the faces of our Rock Pop Mime team. That's...

  • Coles Sports for Schools

    Coles Sports for Schools

    08 Oct 2018

    Cooper, Ethan, Natasha, Alenna and Mr Benson are excited to start using the new equipment with our...

  • Great Northern Cleanup Colouring In Competition

    Great Northern Cleanup Colouring In Competition

    21 Sep 2018

    Madaleine 5B, Griffynn 3G and Harper 1G received their prizes from Cr Paul Stretton and MICC...



    19 Sep 2018

    The Junior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (ATSIAP) took place on...

  • Grand Champions - Best Dressed School 2018

    Grand Champions - Best Dressed School 2018

    09 Aug 2018

    During Rodeo Week, Barkly Highway State School spruced up their foyer for our entry into this years...

  • Rodeo Dress Up Day - 5 Gold

    Rodeo Dress Up Day - 5 Gold

    09 Aug 2018

    COWBOYS and COYGIRLS from 5 Gold are ready for some Rodeo action!!