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ACE is a program offered at Ormeau State School to actively engage our children during lunchtime breaks. It is incorporated into the curriculum at Ormeau State School.

ACE is a fully inclusive education program that better equips our children for life’s future challenges.

The success of the ACE program is attributed to the enthusiastic commitment of a variety of dedicated people such as: Administration, Staff, Parents, Parents and Citizens Association and School Council.

Elements of the program include:

  • Talent quest
  • Wipe out waste van
  • Surf Safety program
  • Deadly Australian program
  • Life Education van
  • Bicycle Safety presented by Ashmore P.C.Y.C
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Pre-puberty talks by community health nurses
  • Financial literacy
  • Drug and lifestyle education program
  • Adopt-A-Cop talks/presentations
  • P.A.S.S - Parents As Skill Sharers
  • Personal development and deportment
  • Debating
  • eLearning projects

Wider community links

  • Greening Australia and related sustainability programs
  • Local business leaders invited to discuss career options
  • Landcare
  • Supportive relationships with Local and State politicians
  • Highway Christian Church

Performing Arts

  • Choir
  • Instrumental music program-strings
  • Instrumental music program-multi 

Visual Arts

  • Arts expo showcase

Outdoor Education

Students in Years 4 to 6 have an annual opportunity to be involved in comprehensive and diverse camp experiences.


  • Swimming: The school uses a private operator to teach swimming to children in Years Prep to 4. Education Queensland subsidises some of the costs in this program.
  • Intra-School and Inter-School competitions: Sports offered include girls’ and boys’ soccer, basketball, touch, cricket and softball with boys’ rugby league and girls’ netball.
  • Athletics and cross-country competitions
  • Inter-house Swimming competitions

Academic curriculum competitions

  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics