The Queensland State Government has confirmed a new multi-million-dollar education precinct at the Providence master-planned community at South Ripley will take its first students in 2020.
The schools, which are yet to be named, will be co-located on a 14.4 ha site in the heart of Providence. Initial civil works are already underway on site ahead of the building construction which is anticipated to commence later this year.
The project involves a master plan development for two new separate schools including general learning areas, administration centre, resource centre, art and design centre, hospitality, retail, business, ICT Centre, applied technology centre, science centre and a lecture theatre.
The schools are also expected to have dedicated spaces for performing arts, music multi-media, movement studies and sports. The new P-6 State School is expected to open with between 300 and 400 students in January 2020 with a predicted peak of approximately 1,200 students within 5 to 8 years of opening.
The new 7-12 State School will initially open with the Year 7 and 8 cohorts only and is expected to be between 100 and 200 students. The remaining cohorts from Years 9 to 12 will follow from the 2021 to 2025 calendar years with a predicted peak of approximately 1,300 to 1,500 students in year 2025.
The proposed schools will operate entirely separate from each other and there will be no facilities to be shared between the campuses.
Initial civil works are already underway on site ahead of the building construction. An administration building will open at the begininng of the fourth term of 2019 to accept enrolments.
You can keep up to date with the progress of the school with the Department of Education, read more here.