New Mango Hill Secondary School Principal Welcomed with Open Arms0
Education Minister Grace Grace has announced Michael Rogers as the foundation principal of Mango Hill’s new secondary school, which will welcome the first year 7 and 8 students in 2020.
“I’m delighted to congratulate Michael on his appointment and I have every confidence he will succeed,” Ms Grace said.
“Michael’s been given the unique opportunity of leading a new school from scratch, starting in the role on the first day of term 3.
“He is the current Acting Principal at Sunnybank State High School, and over the past 12 months has worked as principal at Pine Rivers State High School and Everton Park State High School.
“Michael was also the former Deputy Principal of Kenmore State High School where he started in 2009 so he’s no stranger to leading high schools.”
Murrumba MP Steven Miles welcomed Mr Rogers’ appointment, marking another milestone for the Mango Hill community.
“It’s great to have a principal on board at this state-of-the-art $64 million school which will welcome up to 350 year 7 and 8 students on day one of the 2020 school year,” Mr Miles said.
“The school will eventually accommodate up to 2000 students in years 7-12.
“Michael has plenty of experience up his sleeve and I have no doubt he will do a great job at Mango Hill.
“The local community can’t wait for the school to open, with plenty of parents interested in enrolling their children at the school as the area continues to grow.
“Population forecasts show secondary student numbers will increase from just over 2800 to 4650 students in the Mango Hill and North Lakes areas in the next two decades.”
Ms Grace said there’s just over 200 days left until the school opens.
“Stage One of Mango Hill will include an admin building, information services centre, junior general learning centre, central covered eating area and canteen, sports centre and an oval,” she said.
“The first stage will also deliver a science centre, including junior applied technology and hospitality.
“The contractor FK Gardner and Sons are doing a great job on site, with the project supporting 170 full-time jobs.”
Mr Rogers said he was honoured to make another positive difference in the education of young Queenslanders.
“I’m really excited to take on this challenge and shape the direction of this new school,” Mr Rogers said.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the school community, taking a collaborative approach as we all work towards the first students commencing at the school from Term 1, 2020.”
Ms Grace said the Mango Hill school was one of eight new schools opening in Queensland in 2020, investing approximately $438 million and supporting almost 1400 jobs.
These include Mango Hill, a new state secondary college in Fortitude Valley, new secondary schools in Coomera, Calliope, Yarrabilba and Ripley Valley, a new primary school in Ripley Valley, and a new special school in Caboolture.
For more information on the new high school at Mango Hill visit: www.qld.gov.au/buildingeducation