Name unveiled for new Gold Coast school, ahead of 2021 opening

Construction of a new school in Pimpama is coming along nicely, with the name of the institution now revealed.

The new $60 million primary school has been named ‘Gainsborough State School’, and will open its door to students from next year.

Education Minister Grace Grace was on site for the naming day, saying the project is on track to be finished in six months time.


“This new primary school is among five new state schools being constructed in Queensland this year, with another three to follow in 2022.

“The first stage will feature administration and corporate services facilities, prep and junior learning centres, a specialist STEM and music centre, a central covered area, library, canteen, sports oval, staff and student amenities and a multi-purpose hall,’ Minister Grace said.

Pimpama Primary School, Department Of Education

Pimpama Foundation Principal Clay McCann says he’s happy with the progress made so far on the construction, as well as the development of a strong school community.

“We’ve had four meetings with our consultative group so far to help direct the very important decisions for our new school on our school colours, uniform, logo and a proposed school name.

“It’s been great to have such strong community input in to the development of our new school.

“We’ve also had strong interest in enrolments with more than 100 EOIs lodged in the past two weeks.” Mr McCann said.

Minister Grace says there are a number of new schools being delivered for the Gold Coast this year.

“Earlier this year the brand new Foxwell State Secondary College opened its doors to 200 year 7 students.

“This new Gainsborough State School will open to Prep to Year 6 students at the start of the 2021.

“And we also recently announced that a new special school will be delivered in Coomera for 2022 to service the growing population and provide special schooling relief to the existing Southport Special School on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh Special School in Logan,” Minister Grace said.