New Woogaroo Creek State School to Open Next Year

Four new state schools that are now being built have been named, including one state school for Augustine Heights which will be named Woogaroo Creek State School. These new schools are expected to open next year.

Announced last October 2022, Education Minister Grace Grace named the four new schools currently undergoing development in Augustine Heights, Palmview, Ripley and Yarrabilba costing a total investment of $330 million.

These schools will be known as:

  • Woogaroo Creek State School;
  • Palmview State Secondary College;
  • Ripley Central State School; and
  • South Rock State School
 Woogaroo Creek State School
Woogaroo_Creek State School is taking shape | Photo credit:  Facebook / Woogaroo_Creek State School

Woogaroo Creek State School will serve the growing area of Augustine Heights and will open for Prep to Year 6 students for Term 1, 2023. The project features an administration block, student support and staff building, information and resource centre, a multi-purpose hall, canteen, prep/junior general learning areas, sporting field, multi-purpose courts, general and student amenities, and internal roads and car parking.

The $85 million Woogaroo Creek State School will support more than 230 local jobs, increase the area’s schooling network capacity and provide enrolment relief to neighbouring Fernbrooke State School, Augusta State School and Redbank Plains State School.

Foundation Principal Ms Seccombe and Deputy Principal Mrs Cameron
Foundation Principal Ms Seccombe and Deputy Principal Mrs Cameron | Photo credit:  Facebook / Woogaroo_Creek State School

Ms Kendall Seccombe was appointed the state school’s foundation principal and she will be working with Deputy Principal Mrs Lisa Cameron. Ms Seccombe began her teaching career at Murgon State School in 2006. Since 2014, she has been principal to a number of schools including Gindie State School, Cooyar State School, Millchester State School and most recently at Ipswich East State School.

“It is a privilege to accept the position as Foundation Principal of the new school being built at Augustine Heights. I look forward to building a legacy with the local community and creating and empowering futures for our students.”

Ms Seccombe

“Woogaroo Creek has geographical, cultural and environmental significance for our local area and the land on which our school is being built,” Ms Seccombe said about the new school’s name which was chosen by 80 per cent of participants in the final round of online voting.

“This name is a reflection of who we are and what we value at our new school – students will reach new heights at Woogaroo Creek State School.”

The four new schools will feature solar panels and LED lights on timers and as well as a 4,000L rainwater tank at the Woogaroo Creek State School to water the school’s garden.

Augustine Heights’ new primary state school is located at 12 Purser Road, Augustine Heights. It will be able to accommodate 1,000 students once all stages of construction are completed.