Published On: Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Yarrabilba Primary School Brought Forward to Open in 2018

With sales in the Yarrabilba estate driving the local population numbers the State Government has decided to bring forward the opening of the the Yarrabilba State Primary School by a full 12 months.

Yarrabilba State School Catchment Area

Louise Starkey from Jimboomba Times reports

The development of a primary school at Yarrabilba has been brought forward a year.

Education Minister Kate Jones has announced the school, scheduled to be ready in 2019, will open its gates in January 2018.

The institution was one of three schools announced to be built over the next three years, by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in February last year.

New schools at Yarrabilba, Coomera and Caloundra South were planned to cater to about 1000 pupils each.

Ms Jones said the opening date for the new state primary school at Yarrabilba, worth $40 million, was brought forward following calls from the community.

She added the construction phase will employ more than 150 people.

“The project will deliver crucial infrastructure to support strong enrolment growth in this part of southeast Queensland,” she said.

“Last enrolment projections show we can expect to see around 300 local students attending the school when it opens next year.

“Not only will this school deliver quality teaching and learning outcomes for local students, it will also support the local building industry.”


The new state school in Yarrabilba recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school’s catchment area.

Because of enrolment capacity and growth the new state school in Yarrabilba may be unable to meet this obligation in the future, unless action is taken to manage enrolments. The principal must restrict the enrolment of out-of-catchment students to ensure in-catchment students can enrol at their local state school, without requiring additional facilities.

The new state school in Yarrabilba has a maximum Student Enrolment Capacity of 545 students.

The number of students entering Prep in any given year must not exceed 100 in 4 classrooms, unless there are more than 100 students enrolling from within the catchment area.

A school’s local catchment area is the defined geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students.

The new state school in Yarrabilba operates under an equidistant catchment area.

About the Author

- Glenn Batten is the Principal Licensee of First National Real Estate Yarrabilba which provides residential property sales and property management services throughout Yarrabilba estate.

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