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New state school for Brisbane’s Southwest

April 14, 2016

The students at Pallara State School in Brisbane’s southwest have started the school year with a brand new, state-of-the-art campus.


Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said the new Pallara State School campus was one of four new primary schools to open their doors for the 2016 school year.


“The Pallara State School community had outgrown the old school campus,” Ms Enoch said.


“Housing developments and population growth in the Pallara area meant the school was operating at full capacity at the old site, with no further room to grow.


“The new campus has given the school greater enrolment capacity and student numbers have already increased from 260 to more than 310 this year.


“The new Pallara State School also gives the school community all the latest technology and facilities, including cable Internet, insulated classrooms, a much larger library, new furniture, and parking for more than 100 cars with a large pick up and drop off area for parents.”


Pallara State School Principal Mark Johnstone said his staff and students were very excited about their new state-of-the-art campus.


“We now have fantastic new facilities, including a library that is twice the size of our old library, a purpose-built maths, science and technology building, and a new out-of-hours care building,”

Mr Johnstone said.


Ms Enoch thanked the Pallara community for their positive engagement through the process of building the new campus.