THE establishment of a new state school at Yarrabilba has the community so excited that a new venue was required for a consultation meeting after numbers swelled prior to the event.
The meeting took place on Thursday, August 17, at Logan Village State School to accommodate in excess of 150 parents and potential students attending to hear about the progress of the new educational hub.
Expressions of interest for enrolment will now be accepted as a result of the community consultation, with formalised enrolment to start as early as November once the administration buildings at the school are completed.
Originally scheduled to be ready in 2019, the development of the $40 million school was brought forward a year following calls from the community.
New principal Lee Harrex told the Times earlier this month that the plan for the consultation was to build the school from the ground up.
“We are building the school for 1000 students, but we won’t know the numbers for next year until we have expressions of interest.”
Mrs Harrex said she expected the school to grow quite quickly due to the large number of young families in the area.
Logan City Division 4 councillor Laurie Koranski was at the meeting and said the school was a very important milestone for the Yarrabilba community.
“I commend principal Harrex on her commitment to working closely with the community over the coming months to create a vision for the school.
"With Yarrabilba's first state primary school in safe hands, I am now keen to see a state high school for the area,” she said.
The school will be provisionally named the Yarrabilba State School, and is expected to open in 2018 with classes from prep to year six.
A newsletter has been distributed inviting community members to have input on the process of creating the school uniform, motto and logo.