Students walk through the gates at Yarrabilba State Secondary School

Yarrabilba State Secondary College opened its doors today, with 260 foundation students walking through the gates for the beginning of lessons.

They were greeted by 20 teachers and special guests including Logan MP Linus Power at the McKinnon Drive school.

New students cut the ribbon at the front of the school, before planting a tree which will be seen by thousands of future generations as they walk through the school's gates.

Parents were invited to the first school assembly to officially kick the year off before lessons began.

Mark Williams will go down in history as performing the first welcome to country at the new school. Candace Kruger sang the national anthem.

An administration building, resource centre, general and specialty learning spaces, junior technology centre and science centre are in the first stage of the school.

There is also a hospitality centre, canteen, school hall and oval.

Buildings for senior technology, art and design, performing arts and music will be part of stage two.

Principal Belinda Tregea welcomed the opportunity to establish a school from scratch.

"The whole team here at Yarrabilba is very excited and has been working together to put everything in place for our foundation students," she said.

Built by Broad Constructions, the school project supported 175 local jobs, Mr Power said.

More than 23,000 apprentice and trainee hours went into building the first stage of the school.

A further seven schools opened across Queensland today.

They are Foxwell State College, Fortitude Valley State College, Calliope State High School, Mango Hill State Secondary College and Ripley Valley State School and Lee Street Special School.

Education minister Grace Grace said the students had the best resources in their schools

"We are so proud to invest in these schools, delivering world-class facilities," she said.

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