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Woodcrest celebrates 25 years

Daniel Bouwmeester    September 5, 2022    3 min read   

This weekend, Woodcrest State College will officially celebrate its 25th birthday – a remarkable milestone and testament to the enduring and ever-growing community of Greater Springfield.

As part of the celebrations, from 10am, the school is welcoming everyone through its doors to join in on the festivities.

“We hope you can join us on Saturday the 10th of September between 10am and 2pm to be part of the continuing story of Woodcrest State College,” said principal Jeff Jones.

Image: Woodcrest State College.

“We value our families’ interest in college program offerings and look forward to having everyone at our 25th Anniversary.”

During the event, visitors will be able to enjoy musical and artistic performances by students from its Prep to Year 12 cohort.

Ipswich-raised Faith Sosene, who wowed the judges on The Voice Australia earlier this year and was the competition’s runner-up, will headline a special performance.

There will be children’s entertainment, including an inflatable obstacle course, a sausage sizzle and raffle – courtesy of the College’s Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) – and a selection of market, food, and drink stalls, including Smash Burger Society, Bubbo Dessert, Dippin’ Dots ice-cream, the Iced Tea Co., and more.

In addition, visitors can refresh themselves with coffee and drinks at “The Nest” – a student-run café that will be operating on the day.

Image: Bubbo Dessert.

The school will also open a time capsule, as part of a special “Through the Years” display.

Woodcrest State College has come a long way since it initially opened in 1997 – as a pre-school – with the Primary and Secondary schools following in 1998.

The College now has 1,750 students, including 760 in Primary and 990 in Secondary. Additionally, 470 students from other schools are enrolled in its trade training program at the specially designed Western Technical Excellence Centre (WesTEC).

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“Woodcrest State College offers a number of state-of-the-art facilities including; a brand-new technology hub, fully equipped gym, full sized industry standard catering facility, professional studios for dance and drama and more.

“WesTEC partners with TAFE SouthWest to provide a range of certificate courses that prepare our students for immediate employment.”

“Students at Woodcrest State College have a rich array of learning pathways to choose from that cater for their educational needs and interests including various Technology, Sport and Arts programs,” Mr Jones said.

Each year, the school rewards “Journey Students”, a badge of honour for children who attended Woodcrest for the duration of their primary and secondary education.

Mr Jones also praised the school’s vibrant and multicultural community, saying that about 450 Woodcrest students come from homes where English is not the main language, and that they represent over 30 different languages.

“This creates multiple opportunities for greater understanding of others within our community,” Mr Jones said.

“Past and present students, staff, parents, and community members are all invited to join us and enjoy what Woodcrest has to offer.

“Save the date and make sure you come along!\”

Woodcrest State College is located at 38 Nev Smith Drive, Springfield. To RSVP to the Celebrating 25 Years event, visit the school’s Facebook page. For enquiries, contact the school at office@woodcrestsc.eq.edu.au or call 3280 2444.

Image: Woodcrest State College.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.