Doors open at Bellbird Park State School

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23 April 2024

  • Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum and Minister for Education Di Farmer opens Bellbird Park State School.
  • The Miles Government is investing $85.5 million in the new school.
  • Construction is continuing with teaching and learning started on onsite on Day 1 Term 2 2024.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum and Minister for Education Di Farmer today visited the brand-new Bellbird Park State School.

The Miles Government is investing $85.5 million (including GST) in the new school which is being delivered under the Building Future Schools program.

Stage 1 of the new Bellbird Park State School includes an administration building, playground, learning spaces, resource centre, multi-purpose hall, canteen, oval, multi-purpose courts, amenities, bicycle parking and car parks.

Teaching and learning began on Day 1, 22 January 2024 as an interim measure at the nearby Woogaroo Creek State School in Augustine Heights with 196 students enrolled, after severe weather events impacted construction.

While all facilities required to meet learning needs and facilitate a safe and functional school were available on Day 1 of Term 2, there are remaining works being staged throughout 2024.

These works will deliver the oval, Block M, Block C, amenities, a second car park, multi-purpose courts and additional play areas.

Bellbird Park State School is one of two new schools to open in Queensland in 2024, with the $74.9 million Scenic Shores State School in Redland Bay also celebrating its official opening today.

The two new schools represent a combined investment of $160 million in education in two of Queensland’s fastest growing areas.

The new school is being delivered by ADCO Constructions and since 2015 is one of 27 new schools delivered to provide Queensland students with a world class education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum:

“As one the fastest growing areas in Queensland, a new school at Bellbird Park is so important for the families in our community, which is why I’ve been advocating for this since becoming the local Member in 2020.

“For those students who are starting at Bellbird Park State School, this will be an experience not many people ever get to have, the excitement of being the first students at a new school.

“I know the staff, students and parents are so excited, so I want to congratulate them all for the work so far and I can’t wait for the final touches of the school to be completed.”

Quotes attributable to Bellbird Park State School Foundation Principal Roger Sheehan:

“Bellbird Park State School provides our children access to a range academic, sporting and cultural opportunities that will allow them to flourish.

“The school motto, ‘We Belong. We Trust. We Flourish’ underpins our focus on realising the potential of every student.

“Our first term as a new school has been very successful and our community is excited about moving into our own school site.”

Quotes attributable to Education Minister Di Farmer:

“I’m pleased to welcome students and staff to the new Bellbird Park State School site.

"It’s exciting to see the smiles on students’ faces as they enjoy their brand new school.

 “Since 2015 we have invested $3 billion to support Queensland kids and their education with new schools and world class facilities.”