The new Mango Hill State Secondary College has officially opened, welcoming 220 Year 7 and 8 students on 28 January.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, along with Education Minister Grace Grace, Murrumba MP Steven Miles and Bancroft MP Chris Whiting, inspected the new $64-million school a few days before its opening and describing the school as “world-class.”
The school opened to students Years 7 and 8 and will grow by one year level each year, offering Years 7 to 12 by 2024. Mango Hill State Secondary College was one of the eight new schools that opened on 28 January, built under the $1.3-billion Building Future Schools program.
“The growing Mango Hill community has been calling for a new school to cater for growth, and I’m pleased to be able to stand here today and say we’ve delivered,” the Premier said.
“Not only are we catering for growth, but construction of this project supported 192 jobs including 65 apprentices and trainees.”
Other schools that were recently opened include Fortitude Valley State Secondary College, Foxwell State Secondary College, Calliope State High School, Yarrabilba State Secondary College, Ripley Valley State Secondary College, Ripley Valley State School, and Lee Street State Special School in Caboolture.
Stage 1 of the school, Ms Grace said, features junior general learning rooms, an admin centre, an oval and sports centre, covered lunch area and canteen. Also to be ready in early Term 1 is a science centre with applied technology and hospitality facilities.
Future stage will include a junior applied technology centre, food and hospitality centre, art and design centre, senior learning centre and performing arts, and a music and multimedia centre.
“The new facilities will provide rich learning environments for students across all learning areas, with specialist facilities for the Arts, STEM, Applied Technology, Business and ICT, and Health & Physical Education incorporated into the 5-year Master Plan,” New principal Michael Rogers said.