Widgee State School opened in 1892. Widgee State School is 23 km West of Gympie and is situated on The Great Dividing Range. The national horse riding trial goes through Widgee and the highest peak is called Widgee Mountain. The township has a service station, small shop with a light industrial area. The locals meet regularly at the Bushman’s bar which is part of a horse sports ground. This facility is well used and attracts many events. Widgee is surrounded by a lot of timber plantations.
The Widgee State School community promotes a sense of pride and tradition while providing quality public education that assimilates and changes to meet the needs of all school community members.
People in the district
People living in our area represent a variety of categories. There are a few families who have been in the area for many generations to those who have moved recently from large populated areas. We have crop growers, horse breeding and horse training and beef farming. Quite a number of parents and carers work in Gympie and the surrounding areas. We have a variety of family build ups from single parents, split families, foster children and nuclear families. We have a few families from Aboriginal/Islander backgrounds. Almost all families live on acreage and most travel to and from school by bus. We do have a couple of families that come from outside the local area to our school.