There was a crispness in the spring air but we received such a warm welcome from one of Queensland’s newest schools.
Principal Lee Harrex is the Yarrabilba State School foundation principal and told 96five that the school is also one of the states fastest growing.
“We started with 375 students and that has grown now to over 700. The school is such a focal point for the emerging community in Yarrabilba.”
Principal Lee also spoke of the importance of having an established school in such a high growth area.
“We’re expecting to grow by around 200 to 300 students every year. When families arrive here and move into their new homes having a local school here ready has been a wonderful experience for them.”
With over 30 years service as a school principal, Lee is well placed to manage the challenges of a high growth school.
“This year we’ve welcomed our 27th new teacher! In a new school it’s really important that people feel connected.”
“At Yarrabilba we’re all about connecting with our community, students and families as well as staff members connecting with each other.”
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