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Woorabinda State School has a five year plan and a Community Partnership Agreement which were negotiated with the community of Woorabinda in 2013. The five year plan guides school improvement and innovation. The partnership agreement is closely linked with and compliments the five year plan.

The school's motto is 'Proud and Deadly'. In 2014 the school has six classes from prep to year 7, a literacy and numeracy transition room, a behaviour transition room, both staffed by a full time teacher, a Head of Special Education services, two special needs teachers and a physical education teacher. The school has employed a local Indigenous Community Education Counsellor who supports the behaviour transition room and works with parents to enhance student wellbeing. There are two special needs teacher aides, six classroom teacher aides and one teacher aide who works in the tuckshop (nutrition program) full time. These teacher aides play a vital role in supporting teachers in the classroom. The school also has a grounds man, two cleaners and two administration staff. The school has developed a number of partnerships with organisations such as, Griffith University, Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID). The Australian Red Cross, the Queensland Police Service through the adopt a cop program, Queensland Health through the Deadly Ears program, The Queensland Reds Rugby Union through the Future Leaders program and the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Woorabinda State School in partnership with CQID and the Woorabinda Department of Communities store runs a nutrition program which provides students with a nutritious breakfast, morning tea and lunch each day. The P&C in 2013 started running a paid tuckshop for two days each week which has proved very popular with the students.

Local traditional owners, elders and community members are engaged from time to time to collect and collate local history, family histories and language to be used in the curriculum component of the school's Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (EATSIPs) agenda. Local community members are also engaged to teach children traditional dance..

The curriculum component of EATSIPs began rolling out in 2010 as units of work were developed and local language was collected and collated. In 2012 the school began teaching the two local traditional Aboriginal languages, hungulu and Wadja, as its official Language Other Than English, Language other than English (LOTE), for the first time.​​​

Woorabinda State School has a Community Indigenous Knowledge Centre (Woorabinda Knowledge Centre). The school has a community room which is accessed by Parents and Citizens, P&C, and other community and government organisations for meetings and general gatherings. A P&C fundraiser barbecue is held each week in the centre of town, between the council building and community store to raise funds for worthwhile projects. In 2011 a local artist produced a design for a new school uniform and some of the funds raised from the school barbecue are used to subsidise the school uniform.​