Brisbane South State Secondary College


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The new Brisbane South State Secondary College (BSSSC) will service the growing communities in and around Brisbane's inner south and provide additional enrolment capacity in the network of inner Brisbane secondary schools.

  • The school welcomed its first intake of Fou​ndation Year 7 students on Wednesday 27 January 2021.
  • Located in Dutton Park, the new school sits within the Brisbane Knowledge Corridor and will be an integral part of the leading education, health, research and hospital precinct.
  • Ms Kirsten Ferdinands has been appointed as Foundation Principal of the new state secondary college.
  • Visit the school Facebook page or Brisbane South State Secondary College website.
  • Broad Construction was appointed as the building contractor in October 2019 to construct the new school.​
  • Works commenced in November 2019 and will be completed during 2021.

Project update

  • The new school provides a purpose-built facility in a vertical format.
  • Students at the new school have access to general learning spaces, specialist STEM spaces, a lectorial and a resource centre.
  • External infrastructure upgrade works around the school have been redesigned to improve pedestrian and cycle safety and underway.
  • The sports hall/health hub and landscaped internal courtyard will be handed over to the school during 2021.
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Traffic and construction

Traffic and pedestrian movement around the site is managed in accordance with a Brisbane City Council approved traffic management plan to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

As part of the school’s construction, there are a number of changes that need to be made to the surrounding road network.

Motorists should expect minor delays while these works are carried out. Bus stop 16 on Gladstone Road (outbound) became operational again April 2021, with driveway works and asphalt works to the surrounding bike path to be completed later in 2021. For more information on bus services, please visit Translink.


Enrolment and catchment

For more information on how to enrol your child, please visit the school's website.

Catchment maps are available for viewing via EdMap.

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Community consultation

Catchment and enrolment: The department undertook community consultation on the proposed catchment and draft Enrolment Management Plan between 6 September and 14 October 2018.

Design ideas: The department collected design ideas for the new school from 24 October to 4 November 2018. This included online activities and 2 community design sessions.

Concept master plan and design: The department undertook community consultation on the concept master plan and design between 29 March and 12 May 2019.

Naming the school: Submissions for school name ideas were called in November 2019 and 150 ideas were received. The official school name was finalised in August 2020.

Concept design

BVN architects were appointed as the principal consultants in November 2018 and the Brisbane-based team of consultants have worked closely with the department's project team to develop the concept master plan and design (PDF, 2MB).

Check out the fly through of the new school.

Infrastructure Designation

Infrastructure Designation for the new BSSSC was granted by the Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on 27 September 2019.

A copy of the decision notice is available on the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning's website.

Last updated 02 August 2021