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Jinibara

Is the collective tribal language group which was last composed of four local Aboriginal Tribes: Dungidau, Dala, Nalbo and Garumaga. The place of general meeting was at Buruja (Mt. Archer). "Jini" itself was at the head of Kilcoy Creek on Mount Kilcoy and was in the Dungidau Tribal Area and literally means "the place of lawyer cane". It was a small patch of lawyer cane scrub on the Dividing Range about 25 acres in extent. "Bara" in the language means 'group', 'gathering' or 'meeting'. Tribes would move throughout the Jinibara Area which included the Narangba and Burpengary Districts, being able to communicate quite easily with their neighbours. The name "Jinibara" represents a collective gathering in a place where important decisions are made'.

Emblem

Constituted by the three main features of school crest, pictorial fauna and flora emblem; and school motto.The title, "Jinibara State School" is underlined by the school community's statement of value in "Pride, Respect, Knowledge".Three local native Zebra Finches (representing both the family unit: Father, Mother and Child and Generations) are positioned on a sprig of Wattle. Emblem designed by Ian Wilson.

Motto

The three words: Pride, Respect, Knowledge denote the legacy that the founding parents envisioned that the Jinibara State School would leave with every enrolled student. Pride in oneself and their achievements. Respect for others. Knowledge on which to base informed decisions.