The Department of Education's Building Future Schools program is responding to the population growth across Queensland.
Building Future Schools master planning
State School was one of 35 inner-city schools selected to participate in the
Building Future Schools Fund master planning program in 2017.
planning program was established to consider how state schools in Brisbane’s
inner-city can continue to provide quality education to all local students as
enrolment demand continues to increase with population growth.
planning program was completed in June 2019 providing inner-city schools with a
blueprint for the future. The plans will assist the Department of Education to
identify future requirements across the inner-city schooling network and
consider how enrolment growth demands can be addressed in a holistic approach.
plans were developed by architects and specialist consultants and considered
enrolment projections, current capacity, infrastructure options and possible
building platforms as well as site constraints.
plans were developed in collaboration with school communities as an important
first step in understanding the schools visions and long-term requirements to
continue to deliver quality state schooling education to their students.
planning will now be undertaken with each individual school to progress the
delivery of their stage 1 facilities. As part of this process, consultation
will be undertaken with the broader community once internal concept plans have been developed.
The Ithaca Creek State School master
Last year school members were
involved in the development of the Ithaca Creek State School concept master
plan as part of the Building Future Schools Fund. Along with students, staff
and parents, we examined our current school facilities and looked at how we
could grow the school to deliver the infrastructure required for our school now
and in the future.
Our master plan
provides a long-term vision and possible projects for the school to guide future growth through new
In the 2019/20
State Budget, Ithaca Creek State School was allocated funding to deliver the
first stage of the master plan which will provide us with a general learning centre.
This is an exciting opportunity for the school to deliver modern learning
facilities for our community to ensure we can continue to provide the highest
quality learning experience for our students.
Project milestones and next steps
The master plan
is the first step in a process used by the Department of Education to plan for
the future infrastructure needs of the inner-city schooling network.
Architecture have recently been appointed to commence the design development
for the new building. The Department of Education have been working with parents and staff to articulate
a shared vision for the new learning building and its connection to our existing
Progress on the design development will be shared as planning continues. The
project will also be released for community consultation as part of the
Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process.
Please keep an
eye out in the newsletter and school website for project updates.
regarding the project may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School traffic management plan
The school has a Traffic Management Plan developed in consultation with the Brisbane City Council. We are an Active School Travel school and encourage all families to walk, cycle, scooter, car-pool or public transport to school.
Active school travel
In 2020 Ithaca Creek State School will commence the Brisbane City Council Active School Travel program. The aim of the program is to:
- increase road safety awareness
- decrease vehicle traffic around the school
- promote healthy and sustainable lifestyle contributing to community wellbeing.
Ithaca Creek State School has the following facilities
Swimming pool, tuckshop and outside hours school care facility
Oval cricket nets, tennis/basketball courts
Teaching and Learning Centre including the school library
Technology and robotics lab (TechKnow Room)
Large natural play areas
Playgrounds, handball courts and undercover play spaces
Music and art rooms
Traditional and contemporary learning spaces