Names announced for Queensland’s newest state schools
Published Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 at 11:06 AM
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Grace Grace
Queensland’s newest schools under construction in Caloundra South, Greenbank and Coomera have officially been named.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the three schools opening next year would be known as Nirimba State Primary School (Caloundra), Everleigh State School (Greenbank) and Coomera State Special School.
Ms Palaszczuk said all three schools were on track to open in January 2022.
“An official school name is an exciting step forward for these new school communities as they gear up for the first students to walk through the gates next year,” she said.
“We’re investing almost $200 million in building these schools which is supporting almost 600 local construction jobs.
“Big projects like these goes a long way in contributing to our COVID-19 economic recovery.
“But our education infrastructure program doesn’t stop here – we’re investing $913 million in 10 new schools to open in 2023 and 2024, creating even more jobs.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said the three 2022 foundation principals are now able to develop a logo and uniform and to accept enrolments.
“Hundreds of students have expressed their interest in enrolling which is a really positive sign that local families are keen to send their children to these new schools,” she said.
“The $50.6 million Coomera school will open to Prep-Year 12 students, and the $74.8 million Caloundra school and the $73 million Greenbank school will open to Prep – Year 6 students.
“Tradies are getting on with the job of building these schools which will feature world-class facilities.
“I know that the local members are just as excited as the students for their new school to open.”
Coomera State Special School Foundation Principal Kate Hucker said she was looking forward to moving ahead with planning.
‘We’ve had lots of interest from prospective families and the local community on the name, and we’ll be working with them to finalise the school uniform and logo in the coming weeks,” Ms Hucker said.
Nirimba State Primary School Foundation Principal Steven Moore was also delighted with the level of community interest in the new school.
“We’ve had fantastic support and interest from prospective parents and carers, the Parent Liaison Committee and our foundation/interim P&C, in choosing the school name, logo design and finalising school uniform designs and colours,” Mr Moore said.
“Everything is progressing smoothly and we look forward to commencing enrolments in October.”
Everleigh State School Foundation Principal Nicole Wheatley said there was high interest in the new school.
“We’ve got such a great community here supporting the development of Everleigh State School.”
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