Everleigh State School Celebrates Official Opening

After an eventful first year, Everleigh State School in Greenbank will be scaling up its facilities to double its student capacity. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, with a planned 2024 completion.

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In its first year, over 250 Everleigh State School Prep to Year 6 students enjoyed its new state-of-the-art facilities. The new school can accommodate a little over 700 students, but it will be able to cater to 1,400 students once Stage 2 is complete.

Everleigh State School
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According to Education Minister Grace Grace, the contract award for the second stage of the school, which will deliver more learning spaces, is planned for early 2023, with completion scheduled in time for the 2024 school year.

Stage 1 includes an administration block, resource centre, multi-purpose hall, learning spaces, amenities, a canteen and covered areas.

Everleigh State School Principal Nicole Wheatley said students and staff at the new school were absolutely delighted with the campus and facilities.

“Our new school not only looks great, we’ve also started out with a positive and growth-minded school community,” Mrs Wheatley said.

Students, families, and the entire school community at Everleigh State School in Greenbank gathered in November 2022 for the school’s official opening which coincided with its successful first-year celebration.

The school is one of the three new schools built by the Queensland Government in 2022, including Nirimba State Primary School on the Sunshine Coast and Coomera State Special School on the Gold Coast.

Everleigh State School
Photo credit: Everleigh State School/Facebook

The school is also one of 912 Queensland schools benefitting from rooftop solar as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $168-million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) Program.

There are around 270 solar panels at the school, which helps produce clean, renewable energy saving both the environment and money on electricity bills.

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The Government invested $75 million in the new school, as part of its commitment to build new schools and expand existing schools in Queensland’s fastest-growing areas, including Green Bank.

In 2023, Queensland will open four more schools – Woogaroo Creek State School in Augustine Heights, South Rock State School in Yarrabillba, Ripley Central State School, and a new state high school in Palmview on the Sunshine Coast.