Gainsborough State School officially opened

Published Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 at 11:48 AM


Premier and Minister for the Olympics
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

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

The Premier has today congratulated students, teachers and staff at Gainsborough State School on the Gold Coast after a great opening year - one of five new schools delivered and opened by the Palaszczuk Government in 2021.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk officially opened the school today with Education Minister Grace Grace.

The Premier said her government was investing in the infrastructure needed for the growing Gold Coast population.

“Since 2015, we have invested over half a billion dollars in state school facilities on the Gold Coast including opening four new schools in the region plus we have another $50 million special school due to open next year in Coomera,” the Premier said.

“We’re investing a total of $60 million in Gainsborough State School. Stage 1 opened with 300 students at the start of 2021, and enrolments have already grown to near 350.

“It also created 180 jobs during construction with 45 apprentices working on site.

“The school is enjoying a stellar first year, with satisfaction surveys registering an unheard-of 100 per cent in nearly all categories, and in the high 90s in the handful where it misses a perfect score.

“Students are loving all the spaces in the new school, from playground to library to classrooms.

“Teachers are revelling in working in state-of-the-art future-oriented learning spaces.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said Gainsborough State School was one of several new schools for the area.

“Along with Picnic Creek State School and Foxwell State Secondary College, this is the third school we have opened on the Gold Coast since 2017,” Minister Grace said.

“Not only are we providing the facilities our children need to thrive, but we’re supporting tradies and jobs with this pipeline of major work.

“In fact, this year alone the Palaszczuk Government is investing almost $1.9 billion in infrastructure spending to maintain, renew and build new facilities, supporting more than 4100 jobs across the state.”

Foundation principal Clay McCann said facilities at Gainsborough State School were second to none and providing a great environment for teaching and learning.

“The 21st century classroom spaces are designed for flexibility and collaboration, and free teachers to employ a variety of teaching styles in flexible spaces that encourage interaction and hands-on learning,” Mr McCann said.

“I am excited to be part of the development of our new school and working alongside our community in creating a learning environment that allows all of our students to be successful.”

The first stage of the new Gainsborough State School features administration and corporate services facilities, Prep and junior learning centres, a specialist STEM and music centre, a central covered area, library, canteen, sports oval, staff and student amenities and a multi-purpose hall.

Future stages will deliver additional learning spaces to accommodate growth. A tender process is underway for Stage 2 through QTenders.


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