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Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools

The Department provides a Register of Recent School Openings, Closures and Name Changes (XLS, 75 KB) External Link which contains data for Queensland schools from 1999 to date.

The table below contains historical details of school openings, closings and name changes prior to 1999. The information in the table below has been updated to January 2013, using information obtained from the Department's Register.

Note: While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee that the table below is definitive or complete.

Key:
EDU - State education facility
NSS - Non-state facility
CBC - Christian Brothers College
MOTHBALLED is effectively a closed centre. However, assets will be retained and school may possibly open in the future if found to be viable.

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Name of school Type Opening date Closing date Notes
Nagoorin State School EDU 18/10/1915    
Nambour Centre for Continuing Secondary Education EDU 4/02/1991    
Nambour Christian College NSS 29/01/1980    
Nambour Special School EDU 24/01/1977    
Nambour State High School EDU 2/02/1953    
Nambour State Infants School EDU 23/01/1961 12/12/1980  
Nambour State School EDU 1/10/1879    
Nanango State High School EDU 25/01/1982    
Nanango State School EDU 1/01/1866    
Nangwee State School EDU 7/06/1921 13/08/1961  
Narangba State School EDU 27/01/1910    
Narangba Valley State High School EDU 1/01/2000    
Narangba Valley State School EDU 1/01/2005    
Narbethong State Special School EDU 4/02/1963    
Narpi State School EDU 23/08/1926 31/12/2006 Moth balled 31/12/2005. Actually ceased operating 31/12/2005. Mothballed prior to closure. Finalised 31/12/2006
Nashville State High School EDU 23/01/1967   Change of name 25/09/2000. Became Bracken Ridge State High School
Nashville State School EDU 25/01/1960    
Natural Bridge State School EDU 31/01/1939 13/12/1991  
Nebo State School EDU 29/06/1874    
Nelia State School EDU   1960 school closed 1956 and subsequently reopened
Nelly Bay State School EDU 15/09/1924   School closed 18/10/1942 and reopened 01/10/1943. Change of name 1970s. Became Magnetic Island State School.
Nerang State High School EDU 28/01/1986    
Nerang State School EDU 1/11/1875    
Nerimbera State School EDU 16/08/1921 31/12/2009 Mothballed 31/12/2008
Netherdale State School EDU   1963  
Neumgna State School EDU   1955  
Neusavale State School EDU   1962  
Nevilton State School EDU   1958  
New Beith State School EDU   1950  
New Cannindah State School EDU   1958  
New Farm Special School EDU 12/02/1951 16/12/1994  
New Farm State School EDU 21/01/1901    
Newman Special School EDU 1/01/1986 9/12/1988  
Newmarket State High School EDU 29/01/1963 13/12/1996  
Newmarket State School EDU 4/07/1904    
Newstead Special School EDU 25/01/1962 13/12/1996  
Newtown State School EDU 6/10/1924    
Nikenbah State School EDU   1963  
Nindaroo State School EDU   1963  
Nindooinbah State School EDU 12/05/1913 24/01/1965  
Nobby State School EDU 15/11/1897    
Nonda State School EDU 14/04/1925 25/07/1975 School closed 1950 and subsequently reopened. School closed 1955 and subsequently reopened.
Noogoora School EDU 30/07/1900 1919 Change of Name to Cabbage Tree in 1918
Noola Plains State School EDU   1962  
Noonga State School EDU   1968  
Noosa Christian College NSS 28/01/2003    
Noosa District State High School EDU 29/01/1963    
Noosa District State High School - Pomona Campus EDU     Change of name 17/10/2007. Formerly known as Cooroora Secondary College
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre NSS 23/01/2006    
Noosa Pengari Steiner School NSS 1/01/1996    
Noosaville State School EDU 29/01/1996    
Norbell State School EDU   1958  
Norfolk Village State School EDU 1/01/2009   (Initial working name Cupania SS)
Norman Park Christian School NSS 1/01/1994    
Norman Park State School EDU 9/07/1900    
Norman Park Uniting Christian School NSS 1/01/1981 1/01/1983  
Normanton State School EDU 8/09/1882    
Norris Road State School EDU 24/01/1977    
North Arm State School EDU 27/07/1885    
North Baffle Creek State School EDU   1960  
North Branch State School EDU   1958  
North Deep Creek State School EDU   1967  
North Eton State School EDU     Formerly Eton North State School. Became North Eton State School 05/03/2010.
North Johnstone State School EDU 12/03/1914 2/07/1971  
North Lakes State College EDU 1/01/2002    
North Rockhampton State High School EDU 23/01/1956    
North Wallumbilla Creek School EDU      
Northern Beaches State High School EDU 28/01/1997    
Northern Peninsula Area State College EDU     Change of name 23/03/2005. Formerly Bamaga State School
Northgate State School EDU 27/01/1959    
Northpine Christian College NSS 1/03/1978    
Northside Christian College NSS 28/01/1985    
Northview State School EDU 28/01/1986    
Norville State School EDU 1/01/1971    
Norwell State School EDU   1971  
Norwin State School EDU 5/09/1924 13/12/1996  
Norwood State School EDU   1952  
Nudgee Beach State School EDU 1/04/1926 25/03/1988  
Nudgee Junior College (Indooroopilly) NSS 10/07/1938    
Nudgee State School EDU 28/06/1875 31/12/2002 Amalgamation of Banyo State High School and Nudgee State School to form Earnshaw State College
Nudley State School EDU 1913 1956  
Nukku State School EDU   1967  
Nulla Creek State School EDU 22/06/1936 1947  
Numinbah Valley State School EDU 7/02/1927    
Nundah State Infants School EDU 24/01/1955 3/05/1974  
Nundah State School EDU 2/10/1865    
Nungil State School EDU   1949  
Nunkulla State School EDU   1959  
Nursery Road State Special School EDU     Change of name 1/01/2010. Formerly known as Mount Gravatt West Special School
Nutgrove State School EDU 20/06/1923 1947  
Nyanda State High School EDU 22/01/1998   Amalgamation of Salisbury State High School and Acacia Ridge State High School to form Nyanda State High School
Oak Park State School EDU   1962  
Oakenden State School EDU 14/11/1910    
Oakey State High School EDU 28/01/1964    
Oakey State School EDU 10/08/1874    
Oakleigh State School EDU 29/01/1934    
Oakwood State School EDU 24/03/1924    
Oaky Creek Mine State School EDU 30/01/1979 10/09/1982 School was replaced by Tieri State School on 24/01/1983.
Obi Obi State School EDU 18/11/1901 5/07/1959  
O'Bil Bil State School EDU   1964  
Ocean View State School EDU   1963  
O'Connell River State School EDU   1960 School closed 1956 and subsequently reopened.
Ogmore State School EDU 26/05/1924 1/04/1999  
Old Cannindah State School EDU 1932 1937  
Old Yarranlea State School EDU 27/01/1987    
One Mile State School EDU 20/09/1869    
Oonoonba State School EDU 15/11/1920    
Oralla School EDU 11/02/1918 1928  
Orana Special School EDU 1/01/1986 11/12/1987  
Orange Grove State School EDU 27/01/1931   Change of name 1965. Became Cooper's Plains State School.
Orion State School EDU 28/01/1964    
Ormeau State School EDU 5/08/1878    
Ormeau Woods State High School EDU 1/01/2009   (Initial working name Ormeau SHS)
Ormiston College NSS 27/01/1988    
Ormiston State School EDU 13/04/1872    
Osborne State School EDU 7/12/1914    
Our Lady Help of Christians Convent School NSS      
Our Lady Help of Christians School (Earlville) NSS 28/01/1964    
Our Lady Help of Christians School (Hendra) NSS 1/01/1937    
Our Lady Help of Christians School (Redcliffe) NSS 1/01/1922 31/12/1994  
Our Lady of Dolours School (Mitchelton) NSS 1/03/1951    
Our Lady of Fatima Primary School (Acacia Ridge) NSS 25/01/1954    
Our Lady of Good Counsel School (Gatton) NSS 1/01/1917    
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School (Sunnybank) NSS 29/01/1952    
Our Lady of Lourdes School (Ingham) NSS 1/01/1915    
Our Lady of Lourdes School (Toowoomba) NSS 6/02/1940    
Our Lady of Lourdes School (Woody Point) NSS 1/01/1969 31/12/1994  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Coorparoo) NSS 29/01/1941    
Our Lady of the Angels' School (Wavell Heights) NSS 22/01/1950    
Our Lady of the Assumption School (Enoggera) NSS 30/01/1918    
Our Lady of the Rosary School (Caloundra) NSS 29/01/1980    
Our Lady of the Rosary School (Kenmore) NSS 1/01/1961    
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School (Hammond Island) NSS 1/01/2002    
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School (Springsure) NSS 29/04/1926    
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School (Thursday Island) NSS 28/07/1886    
Our Lady of the Way School (Petrie) NSS 3/02/1964    
Our Lady's College (Annerley) NSS 1/01/1964    
Our Lady's College (Longreach) NSS 1/01/1985    
Our Lady's School (Rockhampton) NSS   9/12/1988  
Owens Creek State School EDU   1967  
Oxenford State School EDU 27/01/1987    
Oxley Secondary College EDU 24/01/1966 31/12/2000 Change of name 01/01/1994. Formerly Oxley State High School
Oxley State High School EDU 24/01/1966 31/12/2000 Change of name 01/01/1994. Became Oxley Secondary College
Oxley State School EDU 31/01/1870    
Pacific Lutheran College NSS 26/09/2001    
Pacific Paradise State School EDU 28/01/1992    
Pacific Pines State High School EDU 1/01/2000    
Pacific Pines State School EDU 1/01/2002    
Padua College (Kedron) NSS 31/01/1956    
Palen Creek State School EDU   1962  
Pallara State School EDU 24/08/1959    
Palm Beach State School EDU 29/01/1974    
Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School EDU 1/02/1972    
Palm Grove State School EDU   1950  
Palm Island State School EDU   1970  
Palm Tree State School EDU   1960  
Palmerston East State School EDU 14/06/1938 26/04/2012  
Palmwoods State School EDU 21/10/1889    
Paluma State School EDU   1968  
Pampas State School EDU   1957  
Park Avenue State School EDU 7/10/1901    
Park Lake State School EDU 1/01/2008    
Park Ridge State High School EDU 29/01/1991    
Park Ridge State School EDU 23/04/1895    
Parke State School EDU 11/11/1914    
Parkhurst State School EDU 11/06/1900    
Parklands Christian College NSS 11/04/2001    
Parramatta State School EDU 24/01/1927    
Pasha State School EDU   09/12/1977  
Patrick Estate State School EDU 28/01/1925    
Patricks Road State School EDU 24/01/1977    
Payne Road State School EDU 27/01/1970    
Peace Christian College NSS 8/02/1993    
Peace Lutheran College NSS 1/01/1994    
Peace Lutheran Primary School (Gatton) NSS 27/01/1982    
Peachester State School EDU 19/04/1892    
Peacock Siding State School EDU   1949  
Peak Crossing State School EDU 4/09/1871    
Pechey State School EDU   1959  
Peek-A-Doo State School EDU 3/02/1964 31/12/2010 School mothballed 13/04/2010. Mothballed prior to closure.
Peeramon State School EDU 1911 1959  
Pelican State School EDU 26/06/1908 27/03/1986  
Pentland State School EDU 11/05/1885    
Peranga State School EDU   30/07/1973  
Peregian Beach Community Primary School NSS 1/01/2002    
Peregian Springs State School EDU 27/01/2010  
Perry River State School EDU 19/05/1925 9/12/1988  
Perwillowen Creek State School EDU   1959 School closed 1930 and subsequently reopened.
Petford State School EDU 5/08/1935 15/12/1995 School closed 06/02/1972 and reopened 27/01/1976
Petrie State School EDU 22/04/1874    
Petrie Terrace Opportunity School EDU   1961  
Petrie Terrace State Infants School EDU   1960  
Petrie Terrace State School EDU 23/03/1868    
Pheasant Creek State School EDU   1967  
Philpott Central State School     1948  
Pialba State School EDU 30/07/1884    
Pickenjennie School EDU 09/03/1896 23/01/1927 Formerly Poybah School
Picnic Bay State School EDU 12/06/1913 1970  
Pie Creek State School EDU   1962  
Pierce Creek State School EDU 12/10/1908 18/10/1959  
Pike Creek State School EDU 21/05/1973 10/12/1976  
Pilton State School EDU 3/11/1913    
Pilton Upper State School EDU   1963  
Pimlico State High School EDU 27/01/1959    
Pimpama State School EDU 15/04/1872    
Pimpama State Secondary College EDU 1/01/2013   (Initial working name: New School - East Coomera SHS)
Pinbarren Community Christian College NSS 10/02/2003    
Pindi Pindi State School EDU 24/03/1928    
Pine Community School (Arana Hills) NSS 24/01/1983    
Pine Mountain State School EDU   1963  
Pine Rivers Special School EDU 7/04/1986    
Pine Rivers State High School EDU 28/01/1964    
Pinelands State School EDU 17/10/1904 22/01/1961  
Pink Lily Lagoon State School EDU 9/09/1872 30/04/1971  
Pinkenba State School EDU 22/02/1875 31/12/2010 Mothballed 12/12/2008. Mothballed prior to closure
Pinnacle State School EDU 4/06/1908    
Pioneer State High School EDU 28/01/1986    
Pioneer's Rest State School EDU 01/09/1870 31/12/1960 School closed 20/01/1927 and reopened 27/08/1928. School closed 30/01/1939 and subsequently reopened on 03/05/1949.
Pirrinuan State School EDU   1961  
Pittsworth State High School EDU 23/01/1967    
Pittsworth State School EDU 5/05/1882    
Plainby State School EDU   1959  
Plainland State School EDU   1966  
Plainview State School EDU 1/12/1884 1/01/1922 Buildings removed to Motley.
Plane Creek West State School EDU   31/12/1969  
Pleystowe State School EDU   1961  
Pomona State School EDU 31/08/1897   The secondary campus of Pomona State School is Cooroora Secondary School
Pormpuraaw State School EDU 1/01/1973    
Port Curtis Road State School EDU 23/03/1875    
Port Douglas State School EDU   1962 School reopened on 23/01/1989.
Poruma State School EDU     Change of name 23/03/2005. Formerly Coconut Island State School
Poybah School EDU 09/03/1896 23/01/1927 Became Pickenjennie School
Pozieres State School EDU 16/06/1921    
Prairie State School EDU 10/05/1894    
Pratten State School EDU   1965  
Prenzlau State School EDU 21/01/1894    
Preschool Correspondence School EDU 1974 1/07/1989 Change of name 01/07/1989. Amalgamated with the Primary and Secondary Correspondence Schools to become the Brisbane School of Distance Education.
Primary Correspondence School EDU 24/01/1922 1/07/1989 Change of name 01/07/1989. Amalgamated with the Pre-School and Secondary Correspondence Schools to become the Brisbane School of Distance Education.
Prince Charles Hospital Special School EDU   30/12/1983  
Prince of Peace Lutheran Primary School NSS 31/01/1984    
Proserpine State High School EDU 29/01/1963    
Proserpine State School EDU 16/08/1897    
Prospect Creek State School EDU 2/10/1935 1950  
Proston State School EDU 24/07/1924    
Pullenvale State School EDU 16/03/1874    
Pumpkin Hut State School EDU 9/02/1917 1929  
Purga State School EDU 01/09/1871 31/12/1967 School closed 31/12/1963 and reopened 31/03/1964.

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