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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Record investment means state schools can cater for enrolment growth

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    Record investment means state schools can cater for enrolment growth

    The Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in education infrastructure is ensuring that Queensland’s state schools can cater for ever-increasing student enrolments, Education Minister Grace Grace said today.

    “State schools are great schools and in recent years we have seen strong enrolment growth at public schools right across Queensland,” Ms Grace said.

    “Media reports today suggesting that more than 100 state schools were operating above their capacity did not accurately represent the built capacity of these schools.”

    A school’s built capacity is the actual number of students that can be accommodated in classrooms at that school.

    “No student wanting to enrol at their local state school is ever turned away,” Ms Grace said.

    “State schools prioritise in-catchment students ahead of out-of-catchment students. If a state school experiences stronger than anticipated enrolment growth, the Department of Education ensures all students are accommodated so they can receive a world-class education.”

    Ms Grace said the Palaszczuk Government had provided record funding to build new schools and extra classrooms right across the state to ensure local schools could cater for increasing enrolments.

    “Our ambitious infrastructure program has seen 13 new state schools opened in Queensland since 2015,” she said.

    “In fact, there are more than 2,000 additional state school classrooms in Queensland today compared to four years ago.

    “A further eight new schools will be opened in 2020, taking the total number of new schools delivered by the Palaszczuk Government to 21.

    “Hundreds of millions of dollars are also being invested to delivery additional enrolment capacity at existing state schools right across the state.”

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    Media contact: Scott Chandler - 0439 578 472

    Editor’s note: A table comparing enrolments with the built capacity of schools identified in media reporting today follows.

     

    School Name

    Day 8 Enrolments 2019

    Schools built capacity as at February 2019

    Utilisation

    Albany Creek State High School

    1390.6

    1661

    84%

    Amberley District State School

    851

    920

    93%

    Ashgrove State School

    783

    851

    92%

    Ashmore State School

    878

    973

    90%

    Aspley East State School

    877

    985

    89%

    Augusta State School

    1045.4

    1240

    84%

    Bald Hills State School

    625

    673

    93%

    Bay View State School

    758

    842

    90%

    Beenleigh State High School

    1237

    1518

    81%

    Bluewater State School

    426

    524

    81%

    Bounty Boulevard State School

    1405

    1736

    81%

    Branyan Road State School

    433

    446

    97%

    Bremer State High School

    2059.6

    2737

    75%

    Bribie Island State High School

    1246

    1478

    84%

    Brighton State School

    442

    499

    89%

    Brightwater State School

    1053

    1157

    91%

    Brisbane Central State School

    413

    474

    87%

    Brisbane State High School

    3187

    3604

    88%

    Broadbeach State School

    987

    1100

    90%

    Buddina State School

    755

    814

    93%

    Buranda State School

    261

    289

    90%

    Cairns State High School

    1644.4

    1961

    84%

    Caningeraba State School

    1110

    1315

    84%

    Cannonvale State School

    817

    944

    87%

    Carbrook State School

    464

    499

    93%

    Cavendish Road State High School

    1811.6

    2085

    87%

    Centenary Heights State High School

    1643

    1974

    83%

    Centenary State High School

    1526

    1822

    84%

    Chancellor State College

    3119.8

    3571

    87%

    Chapel Hill State School

    785

    867

    91%

    Cleveland District State High School

    2071

    2231

    93%

    Clinton State School

    964

    1128

    85%

    Coomera Rivers State School

    1240

    1475

    84%

    Coomera Springs State School

    905

    1078

    84%

    Crestmead State School

    1285

    1659

    77%

    Currumbin State School

    1122

    1234

    91%

    Dalby State School

    654

    880

    74%

    Darling Heights State School

    626

    763

    82%

    Durack State School

    653

    710

    92%

    Eagle Junction State School

    898

    941

    95%

    Eagleby State School

    611

    632

    97%

    Eatons Hill State School

    1115

    1182

    94%

    Edge Hill State School

    1109

    1229

    90%

    Emu Park State School

    485

    711

    68%

    Enoggera State School

    313

    363

    86%

    Eumundi State School

    673

    726

    93%

    Farnborough State School

    327.2

    366

    89%

    Ferny Grove State High School

    1841

    1963

    94%

    Freshwater State School

    716

    816

    88%

    Glenview State School

    260

    262

    99%

    Gooburrum State School

    134

    131

    102%

    Griffin State School

    856

    998

    86%

    Harristown State High School

    1719

    2074

    83%

    Hatton Vale State School

    518

    579

    89%

    Helensvale State High School

    2503.6

    3294

    76%

    Indooroopilly State High School

    2080.8

    1966

    106%

    Indooroopilly State School

    1196

    1364

    88%

    Ipswich State High School

    1733.8

    2109

    82%

    Ithaca Creek State School

    578

    657

    88%

    Jamboree Heights State School

    814

    867

    94%

    James Nash State High School

    1278

    1494

    86%

    Kedron State High School

    1602

    1926

    83%

    Kedron State School

    439

    498

    88%

    Kelvin Grove State College

    3348.6

    3866

    87%

    Lake Clarendon State School

    172

    210

    82%

    Lota State School

    219

    237

    92%

    MacGregor State School

    1334

    1499

    89%

    Machans Beach State School

    131

    133

    98%

    Mackay Northern Beaches State High School

    976

    1343

    73%

    Mackenzie State Primary School

    142

    184

    77%

    Mango Hill State School

    1218

    1525

    80%

    Mansfield State High School

    2800

    3012

    93%

    Mansfield State School

    1155

    1452

    80%

    Mareeba State School

    858

    1145

    75%

    Marsden State High School

    2436

    2992

    81%

    Miami State High School

    1335

    1849

    72%

    Middle Park State School

    640

    708

    90%

    Milton State School

    694

    763

    91%

    Moggill State School

    765

    884

    87%

    Mountain Creek State High School

    2141.8

    2581

    83%

    Murrumba State Secondary College

    1651

    2024

    82%

    New Farm State School

    503.8

    586

    86%

    Newmarket State School

    302

    302

    100%

    Nobby State School

    49

    133

    37%

    Northview State School

    398

    421

    95%

    Ormeau State School

    935

    1026

    91%

    Ormeau Woods State High School

    1353

    1831

    74%

    Pallara State School

    595.4

    816

    73%

    Palm Beach State School

    631

    685

    92%

    Park Lake State School

    1063

    1209

    88%

    Park Ridge State High School

    1396

    1680

    83%

    Parkhurst State School

    434

    497

    87%

    Pimpama State Primary College

    896.6

    1207

    74%

    Pimpama State School

    802

    867

    93%

    Pimpama State Secondary College

    1733

    2499

    69%

    Ramsay State School

    48

    104

    46%

    Richlands East State School

    539

    655

    82%

    Rochedale State High School

    1427

    1714

    83%

    Rochedale State School

    962.6

    1059

    91%

    Runcorn Heights State School

    757

    816

    93%

    Seven Hills State School

    531

    574

    93%

    Shorncliffe State School

    350

    368

    95%

    Springfield Central State High School

    1632

    2146

    76%

    Springfield Central State School

    1044

    1237

    84%

    Springfield Lakes State School

    1148

    1340

    86%

    Stretton State College

    2793.6

    3119

    90%

    Sunnybank Hills State School

    1381

    1528

    90%

    Taigum State School

    418

    433

    97%

    Tallebudgera State School

    796

    892

    89%

    Tamborine Mountain State High School

    1006

    1247

    81%

    Tarampa State School

    97

    106

    92%

    The Gap State High School

    1547

    1984

    78%

    The Gap State School

    595

    653

    91%

    Toowong State School

    344

    395

    87%

    Trinity Bay State High School

    1743

    2024

    86%

    Tropical North Learning Academy - Trinity Beach State School

    1007

    1262

    80%

    Warrigal Road State School

    1323

    1446

    91%

    West End State School

    1118

    1372

    81%

    Windsor State School

    697

    788

    88%

    Wishart State School

    822.4

    860

    96%

    Wyreema State School

    156

    212

    74%

    Yeronga State School

    736

    816

    90%