Providence Schools Prepare For First Day Of A New Era

Providence Schools Prepare For First Day Of A New Era

23 JAN 2020

After years of planning and 12 months of construction, more than 300 students will descend on the new $120 million Providence education precinct on Tuesday (January 28) to celebrate the first day at our stunning new primary and secondary schools.

Together with a new childcare centre due to open this year, the new precinct will provide Providence families with access to a full suite of state-of-the-art learning facilities in the heart of South Ripley’s most vibrant township.

While finishing touches are still being applied to some facilities at the schools’, all the classrooms and at the Ripley Valley State School and Ripley Valley State Secondary College have been completed and are ready for their foundation classes.

Providence Project Director Michael Khan said the new education precinct was about giving local children the best possible start in life with“The new schools are just the first stage of a major new town centre that will include a health and wellbeing hub and extensive retail, convenience and entertainment facilities,” he said.

“Providence is the heart and soul of the Ripley Valley, Queensland’s fastest growing corridor, and we look forward to delivering a town centre that provides our community with everything they need to live their very best life.”

The secondary school community will celebrate the first day with a special Foundation Parade for students, their parents and invited guests. The broader community will be invited to attend a Community Open Day on March 7 where they will be able to tour the schools, speak to staff and see how you can get involved.

The high school opens with an administration building, general learning areas, applied technology and design graphics centre, robotics centre, business fashion and design graphics centre and sports field. The first stage will also deliver a hospitality centre, art and design centre, senior applied technology centre and indoor and outdoor sports courts.

The secondary college’s large Multi-Purpose Sports Centre is due for completion by the end of Term 1.

Ahead of the first day of school Principal Brendan Krueger announced this week that the school had been successful in obtaining a Defence Services Mentor for 2020. 

“This paid position will support defence students and their families to ensure that they are able to settle in and succeed in their new school,” he said.

“The Defence Mentor position will work across both the primary and secondary schools to provide a seamless transition and support program to Defence families.”

“The mentor is one of a number of positions that we are seeking to create and establish at our school to support our school community.  As our school grows I am investigating a range of options to ensure that our staff and students are given the best possible start and support for their learning and development.”

Ripley Valley State Secondary College is open for Years 7 and 8 students this year and will grow each year to offer Year 7 to 12. The school master plan identifies further staged development as the school grows to accommodate the full Year 7 to 12 enrolments.

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