Centenary Heights, Queensland

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Centenary Heights
ToowoombaQueensland
Centenary Heights is located in Queensland
Centenary Heights
Centenary Heights
Coordinates27°35′10″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5861°S 151.9619°E / -27.5861; 151.9619Coordinates: 27°35′10″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5861°S 151.9619°E / -27.5861; 151.9619
Population6,063 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,960/km2 (5,070/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4350
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location4 km (2 mi) SSE of Toowoomba
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around Centenary Heights:
South Toowoomba South Toowoomba Rangeville
Kearneys Spring Centenary Heights Rangeville
Kearneys Spring Middle Ridge Middle Ridge

Centenary Heights is a residential locality in Toowoomba within the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Centenary Heights had a population of 6,063 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Centenary Heights is located 4 kilometres (2 mi) from the central business district.[2]

History[edit]

Previously part of Middle Ridge, the area was named Centenary Heights in 1960 in honour of the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859.[2]

Centenary Heights State High School opened on 30 January 1968.[3][4]

Gabbinbar State School opened on 24 January 1972.[3][4]

Martin Luther Primary School opened 24 January 1977.[3][4]

St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School opened 23 January 1961.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Gabbinbar State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 189 Stenner Street (27°35′45″S 151°58′09″E / 27.5959°S 151.9692°E / -27.5959; 151.9692 (Gabbinbar State School)).[5][6] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 386 students with 36 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 16 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).[7] It includes a special education program.[5][8]

Centenary Heights State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 60 Ramsay Street (27°34′46″S 151°57′49″E / 27.5794°S 151.9637°E / -27.5794; 151.9637 (Centenary Heights State High School)).[5][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,625 students with 131 teachers (123 full-time equivalent) and 59 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[7] It includes a special education program.[5][10]

Toowoomba Positive Learning Centre is a specific purpose secondary (7-12) school at 58 Ramsay Street (27°34′44″S 151°57′51″E / 27.5789°S 151.9642°E / -27.5789; 151.9642 (Toowoomba Positive Learning Centre)).[5]

St Thomas More's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 152 South Street (27°34′48″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5801°S 151.9620°E / -27.5801; 151.9620 (St Thomas More's Primary School)).[5][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 396 students with 25 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[7]

Martin Luther Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) campus of Concordia Lutheran College for boys and girls at 402 Hume Street (27°35′29″S 151°57′16″E / 27.5915°S 151.9544°E / -27.5915; 151.9544 (Concordia Lutheran College)).[5][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[7]

Recreation[edit]

The suburb has two parks: Emmerson Park, which includes two separate play areas, a barbecue, and a significant planting of mature trees;[13] and Horners Reserve, which includes one small park and a large town water storage reserve.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Centenary Heights (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Centenary Heights - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 47910)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ a b c d "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Gabbinbar State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Gabbinbar SS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Centenary Heights State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Centenary Heights SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "St Thomas More's Primary School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Concordia Lutheran College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "TRC Emmerson Park". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  14. ^ "TRC Horners Reserve". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "Centenary Heights". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.