Two New State Schools Are Soon Set to Rise at Ripley Valley in Ipswich

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Two new state schools are being built at Ripley Valley in Ipswich and are expected to be fully operational by 2020.

The State Government has announced that the names of these two new state schools are Ripley Valley State Primary College and Ripley Valley State Secondary College, respectively.

Ripley Valley State Primary College can cater a total number of 1000 students from Prep to Year 6; whilst, Ripley Valley State Secondary College can accommodate up to 1500 students of Year 7 and Year 8. New year levels will be added to the secondary school each year as students’ progress. 

The local catchment area for both schools can now be viewed on EdMap



Ripley Valley State Primary College

This $50-million primary school is located at the corner of Providence Parade and Botany Drive. The school is strategically placed adjacent to the new state high school—Ripley Valley State Secondary College. 

At present, the administration building is on track and taking shape. This two-level building is expected to be finished by early December 2019 in order for the team to establish an office for the new primary school. With weather conditions permitting, the school will open to the public in late December of 2019.

Ripley Valley State Primary College will open in 2020 with the following facilities:

  • Administration building
  • Prep learning areas
  • General learning areas
  • Canteen and resource centre
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Oval/green space
Ripley Valley State Primary College
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The State Government has also announced that Ms Naomi Meerwald is Ripley Valley State Primary College’s foundation principal. For more information and updates, you may visit the school’s website and Facebook page.



Ripley Valley State Secondary College

Ripley Valley State Secondary College is a $70 million worth project of the State Government. It is currently being constructed at the corner of Providence Parade and Parkway Avenue, adjacent to Ripley Valley’s primary school.

The school master plan identifies further stage development as the school grows to accommodate the full Year 7 to 12 enrolments.

Similar to Ripley Valley’s primary school, the high school is expected to open in 2020 with:

  • Administration building
  • Junior general learning areas
  • Junior applied technology and design graphics centre
  • Robotics centre
  • Business fashion and design graphics centre
  • Sports field

The first stage will also deliver a hospitality centre, art and design centre, senior applied technology centre and indoor and outdoor sports courts.

Future stages of the high school will deliver:

  • Additional general learning areas
  • A science centre
  • A performing arts centre
Ripley Valley State Secondary College
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The State Government has also announced that Mr Brendan Krueger is Ripley Valley State Secondary College’s foundation principal. 

For more information and updates, you may visit the school’s website and Facebook page.