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The need to build Highfields State High School

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Bronwyn Cairns
14 Tara Court

Total Signatures - 1095

Sponsoring Member: Kerry Shine MP

Posting Date: 12/04/2011

Closing Date: 1/08/2011

Tabled Date: 2/08/2011

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 2/09/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the need for Highfields State High School to be built in Highfields on land purchased in 2010 by the Queensland Government for this purpose.  Other entities including the Toowoomba Regional Council are investing heavily in supplying the infrastructure needed to service Highfields' booming population, currently 15,000 but projected to grow to 30,000 people by 2025 at the current growth rate of 5.9%.  The continued lack of a state high school in Highfields is putting pressure on children, families and transport costs associated with secondary school education.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consult and work with the Highfields community to fulfil the pressing demand for a high school and set a date of opening.  Based on previous data collection, the community believes the Highfields State High School would have a total of more than 800 students in Years 8-12 enrolled if it opened in 2014.