Growth spurt brings education focus to Bellbird Park
Rapid growth in South East Queensland’s Ipswich region has meant local schools are expanding their education offerings to include world-class facilities to cater to a surge in enrolments.
Two new buildings are being opened at Bellbird Park State Secondary College (BPSSC), located in Brentwood Forest, to cater for the Year 9 cohort who are joining its ranks for the first time in 2019.
Bellbird Park is one of the top 10 fastest-growing suburbs in South East Queensland , and Bellbird Park State Secondary College Principal Michael West said the school is expecting over 300 new students in its third year of operation.
“We have been overwhelmed with enrolment enquiries for 2019 and this can be attributed to our strong reputation in the community and our vision of ensuring that all students grow each year,” Mr West said.
“To help cater for our increase in enrolments, we are excited to offer a range of new facilities to students, including a sports hall, performing arts auditorium, science labs and applied technology rooms.”
BPSSC is located within AVID Property Group’s Brentwood Forest master planned community.
AVID Property Group General Manager Bruce Harper said building a community is more than just building new homes and the school is an integral piece of the community’s masterplan.
“AVID is dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth of communities for local residents and families so it’s been wonderful to see the Bellbird Park State Secondary College prosper,” Mr Harper said.
“As the region continues to grow, having a school like BPSSC with first-class amenities close by will be a priceless asset to residents and families in the community.
“We also believe that involving the school with the broader community is important, so we’ll be facilitating a number of events at Brentwood Forest throughout the year.”