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​​New Bellbird Park State School officially opens

Guy Hazlewood    May 17, 2024    2 min read   

Bellbird Park State School was officially opened in April with foundation students, parents, teachers and local members in attendance.

The $85.5 million investment is part of the expansive Building Future Schools program, which helps provide state-of-the-art educational facilities.

Bellbird Park State School foundation principal Roger Sheehan said he was excited to see the students excel at the new school.

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

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

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum (centre), Minister for Education Di Farmer (centre right) and Foundation Principal Roger Sheehan (far right) open Bellbird Park State School. Source: Lance McCallum MP.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum and minister for education Di Farmer were both present for the opening.

Minister for education Di Farmer said the opening of Bellbird Park State School was a testament to Queensland’s ongoing investment in education.

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

Despite weather-related delays, the school commenced its academic journey on January 22, 2024, at the nearby Woogaroo Creek State School in Augustine Heights.

Students being addressed by principal Roger Sheehan. Source: Bellbird Park State School.

This interim arrangement, accommodating 196 eager students, ensured that the beginning of their school year remained uninterrupted.

While the inaugural term saw the commencement of teaching and learning activities, the school is still in the process of finalising certain amenities and facilities.

Scheduled works throughout 2024 include the completion of the oval, Block M and C, additional parking, multi-purpose courts, and play areas.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said he was delighted to see the school play a pivotal role in catering to the communities educational needs. 

“A new school at Bellbird Park is so important for the families in our community,” he said. 

“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.”

Students in their new classroom. Source: Bellbird Park State School.

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