Gold Coast’s newest school given fitting name

A state-of-the-art high school being built at Coomera will officially be known as Foxwell Secondary State College.

Education Minister Grace Grace confirmed the name today, which is in honour of the Foxwell family who were important pioneers of the Coomera Community.

The $64 million high school on Foxwell Rd is still under construction but is due to welcome its first students in term one of next year.


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“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,” Ms Grace said.

“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.”

Now that the school has a name, work will begin on designing uniforms, logos and school colours.

Principal Kym Amor is thrilled the school finally has a name.

“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.”

Construction of Foxwell State Secondary College | Image: Dept of Education

Ms Grace says builders are making good progress on the site with the ground floor concrete slabs poured for the admin and general learning buildings.

Construction of level one buildings is expected to start soon.

Enrolments for Foxwell State Secondary College will open from the start of term three.

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