The first sod has been turned for new state high school to be constructed in Yarrabilba, which will be lead by Broad Construction who were awarded the contract and run by founding principal Belinda Tregea.
The school site is bounded by McKinnon Drive, Scoria Street, Soapstone Crescent and Shilin Street in the community of Yarrabilba.
Grace Grace, Education Minister and Linus Power, Logan MP have announced turned the first sod on the $65 million state secondary school in Yarrabilba, which is one of eight set to open in Queensland in 2020 as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $808 million Building Future Schools Fund (BFS).
“Mrs Tregea brings a wealth of experience, working as a teacher for over 30 years and as principal at Loganlea State High School for the last 10 years.” “I have no doubt she will do a stellar job in leading this new school.”
“In 2020 we are opening a new state secondary college in Fortitude Valley; new secondary schools in Calliope, Coomera, Mango Hill, and Ripley Valley; a new primary school in Ripley Valley; and a new special school in Caboolture.” “Queensland is a growing state and we are building the infrastructure and services we need.” Ms Grace said.
– Next year an approximately 300 years 7 and 8 students are expected to enroll
– School eventually accommodating up to 1,800 students in years 7-12 by 2024.
– Junior General Learning Centre
– Technology Centre
– Science Centre
– Food and Hospitality Centre
– Resource Centre
– double court sports centre
– canteen and sports oval
“Today is a really exciting milestone for my local community, with the first year 7 and 8 students to walk through the gates on day one of the 2020 school year.” “Not only will this school be a world-class facility for our young people, but it will create 173 full-time jobs which is a huge boost to our local economy”.
Mr Power said growth in the Yarrabilba area had skyrocketed”. “Yarrabilba is one of the state’s fastest-growing masterplanned communities which is predicted to grow by almost 14,000 people by the end of 2031,” Mr Power said.
Belinda Tregea outlined the thill and excitement of starting a school from scratch. “I am very honoured to be appointed as foundation principal and I’m looking forward to working closely with the community to position the school as secondary school of choice for every Yarrabilba family.”
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Media Statement – Yarrabilba State Secondary School
Concept design images of the new school
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