Pencilling in new college for Lockyer Valley

The new school will eventually cater to more than 875 students (Bigstock)

Education in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley is set to expand, with Brisbane Catholic Education announcing its plans to open a secondary college at Plainland in 2021. Source: Gatton Star.

Plans for the yet-to-be named college would see it begin construction in early 2020. The school will include an innovative eco-sciences precinct that will focus on agricultural industries and provide scientific study opportunities to prepare graduates for employment in the region.

The college is scheduled to open with three classes of Year 7 in 2021 and will eventually cater to more than 875 students.

Parish priest Fr Noyichan M Antony said the school would satisfy demand for secondary Catholic education in the Lockyer Valley.

“The region between Ipswich and Toowoomba lacks a secondary Catholic college,” Fr Noyichan said.

“It’s integral to the educational mission of our Church that local families have the choice to send their children to a top-quality, affordable Catholic school.

“We know that today there are around 450 Catholic secondary-aged students in the area and many, many other families seek a Christian values- based education for their children.”

The opening is dependent now on capital funding and land use approvals.

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New secondary school planned for region (Gatton Star

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