Education Minister Grace Grace has today announced ‘Foxwell State Secondary College’ as the official name of the new $64 million high school opening in Coomera in 2020.
Ms Grace said the name had been decided following extensive consultation with the local community.
“This state-of-the-art high school is located on Foxwell Road, which was named in honour of the Foxwell family who were important pioneers of the Coomera community, so it’s a fitting choice,” Ms Grace said.
“This is an exciting time for the Coomera community with the new school able to cater for up to 250 year 7 students in 2020.
“Stage One will include junior classrooms, a covered lunch area, sports centre and an oval.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the first students walk through the gates of Foxwell State Secondary College on day one of the 2020 school year.”
Foundation Principal Kym Amor said she was over the moon that the school now had an official title.
“I am very pleased to have found a name that has such widespread community support and that does not conflict with any other school names in Queensland,” Mrs Amor said.
“From face-to-face conversations to online engagement, the community’s involvement in this process has been an absolute stand out, and I am grateful for the support and enthusiasm.
“I believe the name accurately reflects the unique identity of the school while remaining respectful to the local community and location in which it stands.”
Mrs Amor said enrolments would open from the start of Term 3 (July 15).
“Now that we have an official name, we are able to move forward with designing uniforms, our logo, school colours, and many other pieces of the puzzle will start to fall into place.”
Ms Grace said contractor FK Gardner & Sons are making plenty of progress on the site.
“The ground floor concrete slabs have been poured for the admin and general learning buildings,” she said.
“Construction of level one of these buildings will start soon, as the main buildings start to visually come out of the ground.
“The construction of the school is supporting 170 local jobs which is great for the Gold Coast economy.”
Foxwell State Secondary College is one of eight new state schools opening across Queensland next year, including Fortitude Valley State Secondary College; new secondary schools at Calliope, Mango Hill, Yarrabilba and Ripley Valley; a new primary school in Ripley Valley and a new special school in Caboolture.