Woongoolba State School

Location: Woongoolba, Australia
Client: Department of Education Qld / National Buildplan
Status: Completed 2010


Woongoolba State School is a small rural primary school set amongst cane fields off the Pacific Highway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The school has existed on its current site since 1876 with a number of the original building still used to this day. It was this strong community and architectural heritage that governed the aesthetic encouraged by the project stakeholders. JCA completing the project as part of the Contractors Design & Construct Team sought to deliver a design that ensured the focus of the school remained on its historical buildings, whilst providing a simple architectural outcome that achieved the necessary functional requirements. The funding provided under the Building the Education revolution was shared amongst a number of new projects including a New Resource Centre and Covered Play Area in addition to covered pathways connecting the new works to the existing infrastructure.