Another new school to open 2013
SPRINGFIELD’S schools boom looks set to continue with the announcement a new Catholic primary school could soon be opening in Springfield Lakes.
Catholic Education Brisbane has proposed construction starting next year and opening in 2013 if all relevant approvals are met.
It will join the five schools opened in Springfield and eastern suburbs region in this year alone.
If accredited, the proposed school will start with grades Prep to Three, with one year level added each year if accredited.
Catholic Education Brisbane executive director David Hutton said the proposed school would meet the rapidly growing demand for education infrastructure in Springfield and its surrounds.
Mr Hutton said it would complement St Augustine’s, his group’s current Prep to Year 12 college in the region.
A master plan has been developed for the new school and submitted to Ipswich City Council for approval. Application has also been made to the Queensland Government’s Non-State Schools Accreditation Board.
Delfin Lend Lease Project Director Ian Murray said the announcement has been welcomed by the Springfield Lakes community.
“The Springfield area has secured its reputation as an education hub, and with one family moving to Springfield Lakes each day we have welcomed the plans from Catholic Education to build an additional school in our community, giving our residents more options and our community room to grow,” Mr Murray said.
Springfield Land Corporation Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said they were buoyed by the success of St. Augustine’s and are looking forward to seeing the new school start construction.
Four state schools have started in the region this year – Springfield Central State School, Springfield Central State High School, Woodlinks State School and Augusta State School.
An indigenous-focused school and community hub, Hymba Yumba, also opened in temporary premises at the World Knowledge Centre Springfield.