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30th May 2023

• Education Minister has officially opened the new $109 million Palmview State Secondary College
• High school joins primary and special school to form learning community
• Palaszczuk Government have delivered 25 new schools since 2015

The Palmview State Secondary College is officially open, following a special event this morning.

Education Minister Grace Grace joined State Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton MP on the Sunshine Coast today to mark the opening of Stage 1 of the $109 million project.

Opening its doors on day one of the 2023 school year, Palmview has 142 Year 7 and 8 students enrolled.

Featuring a dedicated science centre, brand-new administration centre, a junior learning centre and a multi-purpose sports hall, the new school also includes a hospitality and food services centre.

Uniquely located on the same site as Palmview’s State Primary and State Special Schools, the three schools will form the ‘Palmview Learning Community’ and share the same logo (different colours) and same values.

Delivered by the FKG Group, the build created almost 200 jobs across the four years of construction and has an expected build capacity of 1,500 Year 7 to 12 students at the completion of all stages.

In the 2022-23 State Budget alone the Palaszczuk Government delivered almost $2 billion for education infrastructure, supporting 4,200 good, secure jobs for Queenslanders.

While on the Sunshine Coast, Minister Grace also turned the sod on a new $13 million hall at Noosa District State High School’s Pomona Campus.

The state-of-the-art hall will include a performance stage, a dedicated space for kinesiology studies and a kitchen which can function as a kiosk.

Quotes attributable to Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton MP:
“The Palaszczuk Government knows that the education of our next generation is the most important investment we can make.

“That's why, in 2021, we committed $109 million to building a new secondary school in Palmview.

"The completed Palmview Secondary State campus includes a state-of-the-art science and technology centre, multi-purpose halls and sports courts.”

Quotes attributable to Education Minister Grace Grace:
“Today is an historic day for Palmview, as we officially open another brand-new school for Queensland - Palmview State Secondary College.

“The new College will help cater for future enrolments in the fast-growing Sunshine Coast area and its facilities feature environmentally friendly and inclusive design.

“Since coming into government in 2015 we have now built 25 new schools and are committed to providing students with a world-class Queensland education, no matter where they live.

“This school is one of four that opened its doors this year, and the Palaszczuk Government will open a further two new schools in 2024.”

Quotes attributable to Palmview State Secondary College Foundation Principal Barry Dittman:
“We are the third school to open in the local Palmview area with the state primary and special schools already operating for two years.

“As a team, we have developed a strategic plan to leave a legacy of learning for the community moving forward and place a strong focus on student and parent voice.

“Our Learning Guarantee process, represented by the totem ‘Mari’, which is the Indigenous Gubbi Gubbi word for kangaroo, commits us to work collectively so that no student goes backwards, supporting each learner to understand their next step in learning so that they aspire for a personal best.

“A kangaroo can’t go backwards and our inclusive and technology rich facilities will help ensure all of our students are successfully engaged learners, leaping forward in their learning.”

Further information:
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More information on other new state schools opening in 2024 is here:

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