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Photo finish for first Fortitude Valley State Secondary College student

​Freya placing her polaroid photo on the FVSSC Foundation Students wall

New Farm State School Year 6 student Freya has made history as the first student enrolled at the new Fortitude Valley State Secondary College (FVSSC) – and she has a polaroid photo to prove it!

Foundation Principal Sharon Barker said the student photo wall was created to capture the moment each new student joins the 2020 foundation cohort and will build a picture of the new school community.

"Soon Freya's photo will be joined by those of her future classmates.  We're looking forward to seeing the photo wall grow as we meet each new student at their enrolment interview," said Ms Barker.

"Over the past few months we have celebrated so many exciting milestones — breaking ground, naming the school, deciding on our vision and values and designing our uniform — and now we are thrilled to share our vision with our future students and the wider community through the enrolment process."

Freya and her parents Jodie and Paul live locally and can't wait to be part of a fantastic new school community.

The college is the first school to be opened in Brisbane's inner city in more than 50 years, and will open in January with up to 250 Year 7 students. By 2025, when the foundation students graduate, it is anticipated that the school will have a population of 1,500 across all year levels. 

The Queensland Government is investing $1.3 billion to deliver world class learning environments for Queensland students, including new primary, secondary and special schools opening in 2020 and 2021.

For more information on these new school projects, visit Building Education.

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Last updated
01 November 2019