26 September 2023

Four new schools to open for students

Start the conversation

The Department of Education has announced that four new State schools are to be open and ready for students on the first day of Term One.

Despite COVID-19 supply constraints, extreme weather and illness in the workforce, Ripley Central, South Rock and Woogaroo Creek State Schools, as well as Palmview State Secondary College, are expected to meet their Term One targets.

Minister for Education, Grace Grace thanked the contractors and their workers for their outstanding efforts delivering the schools.

“There are some works continuing, which is not unusual at schools, but I’m very pleased these schools are ready for hundreds of students to walk through the gates on the first day,” Ms Grace said.

“The Department of Education regularly undertakes construction on operating school sites with no impact on student learning,” she said.

She said everything students and staff needed to start their learning journey would be ready to go.

“Areas that are still under construction will be securely fenced off and facilities contained to ensure students are safe and secure in their new environment,” the Minister said.

“The Department is very experienced in the staged delivery of schools, and it is a process that helps students in their transition to the new learning environment and allows the school to grow as enrolments increase.”

She noted that 25 new schools had been built since 2015.

“These schools are supporting good jobs and providing better services for Queenslanders, and in turn supporting the great lifestyle we enjoy in this State,” Ms Grace said.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.