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Welcome to the Karumba State School Website. Karumba State School is a small remote school situated on the Gulf Of Carpentaria, that caters for the educational needs of students from Prep to year 6.   Karumba Township has a stable population of around 600 residents that swells into the thousands during it's peak tourist season. Our community members have roots in all walks of life, with most working  in the fishing, tourism and cattle  industries.  

Karumba State School currently has 32 students enrolled across 2 classrooms. The class breakdowns are P-2 and 3-6 multi-age classes.  The current staffing allocations include the  Principal, 1 fulltime teacher, 2 part-time teachers, 2 teacher aides, cleaner, grounds person and an administration officer.

Each classroom has a dedicated literacy reading block each day which community members and parents are encouraged to contribute to as reading volunteers.

Karumba State School is a member of the RREAP cluster of schools and enjoys the many sporting,  cultural and academic opportunities that being part of a cluster encapsulates,  including participation in the annual, Croydon Touch Football Carnival and Eisteddfod, the Festival of Sport held in Karumba and the cluster Athletics Carnival held in Normanton.

The Karumba State School P & C holds many fundraising events throughout the school year and  contributes finance to our school. The fete is the most significant event held during the school year.

The school has developed and is continually enhancing its partnerships with the Karumba community, Karumba Port Authority and various small businesses in the Karumba and Normanton Communities. These relationships enhance the cultural, human and financial resources of our school.