Nicole Wheatley has been named the foundation principal of North MacLean State School, set to open in January 2022.
Mrs. Wheatley has worked in Greenbank for the last eight years, first as Head of Curriculum for Greenbank State School and then deputy principal.
Mrs. Wheatley said she was looking forward to the challenge of opening the new school.
‘It is a privilege to be appointed to the position of Foundation Principal of the new primary school at North Maclean/Greenbank,’ Mrs. Wheatley said.
‘I cannot wait to start working with the community to build a great school based on equity and excellence, and where all students can be successful life-long learners.’
Mrs. Wheatley applied through the state-wide process, was shortlisted and successfully interviewed for the position.
Greenbank State School shared their love for Mrs. Wheatley on social media.
‘We recognise and thank Nicole for her deep commitment to the students, staff and community of Greenbank and wish her all the best as she opens the ‘other Greenbank’ school in 2022.
The expanding Everleigh Estate, which the school will primarily service, issued a statement on Facebook congratulating Mrs. Wheatley.
‘Congratulations Nicole Wheatley on being appointed as the foundation principal of North MacLean State School, the new school being built in Greenbank.’
North MacLean State School is a $73 million dollar site set to cater for 700 students in early stages, and later upwards of 1400 students.
The school is part of a $1.9 billion infrastructure spend in 2020-21 by the Palazczuk Government.
Mirvac Queensland Residential Manager Warwick Bible said the start of work on the new school was a major milestone for the fast-growing Greenbank community.
‘Many first home buyers and families are choosing to call this area home, with Everleigh alone to have about 750 residents by the start of the 2022 school year and some 3,000 when the school bell rings in early 2026.’
The school will be located on the corner of Ivory Parkway and Leanna Court, with tradies breaking ground in early February this year.
When it opens, the school will have an admin block, library, multi-purpose hall, oval, playgrounds, and classrooms.