Moggill State School was established in 1866. Currently the school, of 1960’s architecture, consists of classrooms, music rooms, resource centre/library, Outside School Hours Care Unit, Multipurpose Hall and Administration Block. An amenities block, school canteen and uniform shop complement these facilities. The school has two ovals, environmental areas – both cultured and natural, tennis courts and four adventure playgrounds.
The school badge was designed by Mrs Ann Tracey in 1981-82. It portrays the eastern water dragon which is still common around the Moggill District. The word Magil in Aboriginal folklore is believed to mean "Water Dragon". This is one of many explanations for the modern name of Moggill.
Magil is a Bundjalung word, and you can find an explanation in their
dictionary on https://bundjalung.dalang.com.au/language/view_word/3202
The Old School Pledge
Land of our birth, we pledge to thee
Our love and toil in the years to be;
When we are grown and take our place
As men and women with our race.
Prior to 1988 this piece of Kipling’s work was used as the official School Pledge. With the celebration of the Australian Bicentennial a competition was held from within the School community to provide a new pledge that was perhaps more meaningful to a modern school community moving into the 21st century. At official functions both the old and new pledges have been used.
The New School Pledge
Australia, land of freedom and sun
We as your youth now speak as one.
We pledge to you our loyalty true
Wherever we go and in all that we do.
In November 1989 a large number of high quality entries were received in the school pledge competition. The Bartholomeusz family won the competition producing a pledge that reflects the continuing pride in our school and country to take us successfully into the 21st century.