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The Mooloolah Valley lies in the sunshine coast hinterland. We are twenty minutes drive west of the seaside town of Caloundra, and an hour's drive north of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. Mooloolah State School is located in the Mooloolah township.

Mooloolah State School is located on King Rd, Mooloolah. To reach Mooloolah from the Bruce Highway, take the Landsborough turnoff from the Highway and continue along the Steve Irwin Way. At the lights after the BP service station, turn right. Proceed along the Mooloolah Connection Road until you reach the township. Cross the railway line and travel past the park. Turn left at King Road (third street past the railway line). As you cross the bridge, you will see Mooloolah State School on your right.

Our school day begins when the first bell rings at 8.40 am, students should be ready to enter the classroom, put lunchboxes, drink bottles and other equipment away and be ready for their teacher by the second bell at 8.50 am.  We have two lunch breaks during the day with the school day ending at 3.00 pm.

The Mooloolah Plains School opened in 1878 near the location of the current Mooloolah Cemetery. The Mooloolah Bridge School opened in 1879, on a hill close to the present spillway of Ewen Maddock Dam. Both schools fell into disrepair. By 1894, a new school had been built in Mooloolah township, opposite the Mooloolah Hall.

The school was rebuilt in 1912. There were various extensions over the decades that followed, and by the mid 1970's, demountable buildings were being added to the site. In early 1984, the decision was made to re-site the school and preschool to its present location.

The present school was officially opened Friday, 6 September 1985. Captions on school photos that year include some familiar names: John Joseph and Gayle Casey, two previous long term staff members at the school.