New Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Now Open

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Now Open
Photo credit: Fortitude Valley State Secondary College / Facebook

Did you know that the first school to be built in the inner city in more than 50 years opened its doors to students in Term 1 (2020)?

The new Fortitude Valley State Secondary College has welcomed its first 150 students as it officially opened its gates in January 2020.

The first vertical school in the state, is one of eight new state schools that opened in 2020’s Term One, the most new school opened in one day in more than 30 years.

The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, McConnel MP and Education Minister Grace Grace, principal Sharon Barker and 30 staff were in attendance as year 7 students entered the $100-million school for the first time.



The Premier described the occasion as the day that would be “etched in Queensland’s history books.”

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“It’s so exciting to be here today to see the big smiles on the faces of the students, staff and parents at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College,” the Premier said.

Other schools that opened that day include Mango Hill State Secondary College, Foxwell State Secondary College, Calliope State High School, Yarrabilba State Secondary College, Ripley Valley State Secondary College, Ripley Valley State School, and Lee Street State Special School in Caboolture.

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Now Open
Photo credit: Fortitude Valley State Secondary College / Facebook

“My government is proud to have delivered eight new state schools which all open today, an investment of more than $450 million,” the Premier said.

“More than 1,500 students will be welcomed by around 290 staff at these new schools today.

“We are so proud to have invested in these schools, delivering world-class facilities,” the Premier concludes.

Following the opening of the new learning centre and performing arts centre on Brookes Street, the seven-storey vertical junior learning centre on St Pauls Terrace will also be ready to use by mid-2020.