Gayndah State School is a band 6 school located in the Wide Bay Burnett area and is set in a rural community approximately 150 kilometres west of Maryborough. The school has a long and proud history having been opened in 1863. One of the original school buildings built in 1861 still stands. It is one of the oldest schools still operating in Queensland and has seen many generations of families attend.
Gayndah State School operates as part of the North Burnett cluster of State Schools in curriculum, sporting and cultural activities and forms part of the Central Queensland region. The Gayndah school community is supportive of school activities with parents attending activities. The school participates in a wide range of community events such as Annual Sports Tour, Biennial Orange Festival and ANZAC Day services.
The Parents and Citizens Association is very active and supportive. Gayndah State School provides and supports a school Chaplaincy Program supporting students. Regular, high attendance to 'Chappy Corner' indicates its popularity.