New Primary School Officially Named Ripley Central State School

It’s official! Ripley’s new primary school will be called Ripley Central State School and it will open its doors for the first batch of students in January 2023.

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Construction is well underway for the new primary school in Ripley, which will accommodate Prep to Year 6 students. 


Ripley Central State School
Photo credit: Ripley Central State School – Opening 2023/Facebook

Upon completion, the school will feature prep and general classroom learning areas, outside learning areas, multipurpose rooms, a Curiosity Centre, play areas, administration, car parking, hall, outside multipurpose court, oval, amenities and facilities for grounds and cleaning. 

The school will also have creative and engaging learning areas, unique play areas that will foster curiosity and exploration and also a well resourced Curiosity Centre.

They will have an onsite out of school hours care (OSHC) provider. Later in 2022, they will announce the successful tender and details of how to book in your child’s before school, after school and vacation care.  

Term Dates for 2023

Term 1Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March
Term 2Monday 17 April – Friday 23 June
Term 3Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September
Term 4Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December

Foundation Principal

Ripley Central State School
Photo credit: Ripley Central State School – Opening 2023/Facebook

Serving as the foundation principal will be Ms Wuanita Meyrick, who began her career as a teacher at Howard State School in 2003 and has been a principal since 2005. 

Ms Meyrick has been principal at a number of schools including Dingo State School, Sarina State School, Maryborough West State School and most recently Browns Plains State School.

She has also had experience as a Head of Curriculum at Torbanlea State School and deputy principal at Stretton State College.

“I am excited to collaboratively build a school environment, culture, community and traditions for the young learners, families, the foundation staff and the wider community, to build a school of excellence. From day one, I will strive to build a learning environment where every child succeeds,” Ms Meyrick said.

For further information and processes for enrolment at the school, visit You can also check out the Ed Map boundary to check your eligibility to enrol at the school.

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The school will be located at 103 Binnies Road, Ripley.