Wilsonton Heights, Queensland

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Wilsonton Heights
ToowoombaQueensland
Wilsonton Heights is located in Queensland
Wilsonton Heights
Wilsonton Heights
Coordinates27°31′56″S 151°55′36″E / 27.5322°S 151.9266°E / -27.5322; 151.9266Coordinates: 27°31′56″S 151°55′36″E / 27.5322°S 151.9266°E / -27.5322; 151.9266
Population2,669 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,780/km2 (4,610/sq mi)
Established2006
Postcode(s)4350
Area1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location7 km (4 mi) NW of Toowoomba
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around Wilsonton Heights:
Cranley Cranley Cranley
Wilsonton Wilsonton Heights Rockville
Wilsonton Wilsonton Rockville

Wilsonton Heights is a residential locality of Toowoomba in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Wilsonton Heights had a population of 2,669 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wilsonton Heights is located 7 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of the Toowoomba central business district.

The locality is mostly residential, and contains Wilsonton State High School.

History[edit]

The locality is named after James T. Wilson, a Toowoomba businessman. He was involved with the Toowoomba Agricultural Society and unsuccessfully contests the Queensland Legislative Assembly seat of Darling Downs in 1878.[2]

In 2006 the suburb of Wilsonton Heights was split from the suburb of Wilsonton.

The Wilsonton campus of Toowoomba State High School opened in 1998 as the fourth secondary campus for Toowoomba's youth.[3] As at 2015, the campus catered for approximately 840 students (2015)[4] in Years 7 to 12.

On 9 August 2016, Education Minister Kate Jones announced that the Wilsonton campus would be separated from the Toowoomba State High School. The new Wilsonton State High School opened on the first school day in 2017 (23 January 2017). The new name for the school was decided through a community consultation process.[5][6]

Education[edit]

Wilsonton State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 275 North Street (27°32′15″S 151°55′27″E / 27.5376°S 151.9243°E / -27.5376; 151.9243 (Wilsonton State High School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 678 students with 69 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 37 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent).[9] It includes a special education program.[7]

Wilsonton Agricultural Environmental Education Centre is an Outdoor and Evironmental Education Centre at 275 North Street (27°32′16″S 151°55′32″E / 27.5378°S 151.9255°E / -27.5378; 151.9255 (Wilsonton Agricultural Environmental Education Centre)).[7][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wilsonton Heights (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wilsonton Heights - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48096)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Wilsonton Campus: A newspaper history". Wilscampshs.eq.edu.au. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Toowoomba State High School Newsletter". Publish.newsserv.com.au. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ Quinlivan, Elouise (9 August 2015). "Toowoomba school gets $5 million hall in campus split". Toowoomba Chronicle. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Wilsonton State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Wilsonton Agricultural Environmental Education Centre". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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