Over past 156 years Dalby State School has seen its fair share of changes within the development of the school and its grounds. From its original one room slab and shingle-roofed building to today housing seven blocks of classrooms, sheltered sheds and a multi-purpose hall, we have come a long way.
In 1960, the administration, staff room and accommodation facilities were upgraded. The classroom area at the northern end of Block B was remodelled to form offices for Principal, Deputy Principal and Infant Mistress, together with an administration office, store, work room and waiting area.
On the 1st October, 1966, a fire in D Block destroyed five school rooms, furniture, teaching equipment and school books at the Dalby State School. This fire occurred in the block under which the tuckshop is now located. This block having only been erected earlier that same year.
In 2006 the newly renovated Administration building was completed. Administration now features a Parent and Visitor entrance at the front of the school and a Student entrance from the rear of the building.
During 2007-2009 the school updated its facilities to include a gross motor activity room, modern kitchen and a modern Prep facility to support an indoor/outdoor learning programs.
In 2011, under the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program there was an additional two classrooms added to the Library and a world-class, 21st century Multi-Purpose Hall.
In April 2017 a fire destroyed the school's administration facilities, music, staffroom and two classrooms, as well as a specialist music room. As one of the oldest school buildings in Queensland – built in 1861 – the loss was felt far and wide by the extended Dalby community.
May 2019, Education Minister Grace Grace officially opened an administration, learning and music block at Dalby State School, two years after fire destroyed a 156-year-old heritage-listed building. The new block has six classrooms, a music room, an instrumental practice room, a music storage room, an outdoor learning space, a staffroom, a conference room and several offices in the admin section. The Dalby community support was also outstanding, with over $144,000 donated to the school by 258 different local sources such as businesses, other schools and families.
All of these improvements support student learning and make this school a great place for children to be.